So the kids and I will be spending the summer in Tin Cup, CO. An absolutely beautiful, breathtaking place to spend time. Since I will be out of state soon the blog will focus on our summer travels and adventures in Colorado. And if anyone wants to head that way this summer, let me know!
But first, this weekend will be a girls’ trip to Corpus Christi/Port Aransas/Mustang Island.
Here are a couple of pictures I took last year just to give you a little tease. Be ready to be transported to Colorado for the summer.
So this weekend we were not able to travel. We had a super important event that took place; our daughter, Grace, graduated from high school.
Grace has attended The Christian School at Castle Hills for her high school years. She graduated with an honors diploma and summa cum laude. So we had to take a break from travel this weekend, but we will be back at it next weekend.
Also, a big shout out to Country Sweets Bakery in Bandera for making an amazing cake. It was a hit among our guests at the grad party. A while back I shared a post about this awesome bakery. They did not disappoint with the cake. BTW: we enjoyed some delicious pastries while we waited for the cake to be finished. I highly recommend the apple fritter!
Last weekend we visited Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg http://www.wildseedfarms.com and while it was not exactly what I had pictured in my mind when it came to fields of wildflowers, it was still worth the visit.
Wildseed Farms grows fields of wildflowers for the production of seed. They have over 200 acres in Fredericksburg. There is no charge for admission and they are open year round, 7 days a week, 9:30-6:00pm. The walking trails are open from 9:30-5:30
Getting up close to the flowers for pictures can only be done in limited areas. The fenced areas keep guests from walking through the flowers, but can still get great pictures with the fields in the background. We did find a couple of open fields that we could actually be in the flowers and get some great shots.
Wildseed Farms is a perfect place for photo shoots for all sorts of events. Depending on the time of year you visit the farm you could see poppies, sunflowers, bluebonnets, Rocket Larkspur, cosmos, and more. I am looking forward to going back at different seasons, especially when the sunflowers bloom!
Of course the name does indicate the sale of seeds. There is a section in the large gift shop that is full of packets of seeds to purchase. You will find everything from bluebonnets to sunflowers to Indian Paintbrush, poppies, daisies, primrose, and more. Packets of seeds start at $2.89. If I had a green thumb, I would have loved to plant these seeds so that I had lots of color in my yard. Unfortunately, I can’t even keep a bamboo plant alive.
Besides seeds, you can also purchase various types of plants that you can plant at home. There is an awesome selection of yard decorations as well. Prices were pretty reasonable.
What’s cool about this place is that you can make the trip to the farm an all day event. There are plenty of shaded areas to rest and enjoy the views and are also photo opportunities. They have a seasonal butterfly garden as well.
The Brewbonnet Biergarten offers a place to sit and relax in the cool a/c. They have cold beer, snacks, and ice cream. There are also samples of jams, jellies, and salsas. Plus lots of jams and such to purchase.
The outside patio of the Biergarten offers shaded seating and live music. Since there is a vineyard and tasting room on the grounds, you can relax with a glass of wine and listen to the band.
Wildseed Farms was an enjoyable place to visit and gave me the opportunity to find additional flowers to take pictures of. If you get the chance, take the drive out to Fredericksburg and visit the farm. You will enjoy this day trip.
This past weekend we took a drive out to Poteet, TX. Our plan was to pick strawberries at a local farm. I had no idea that we would find fields and fields of wildflowers along HWY 16! I am so glad Chuck was doing the driving, or we might have crashed, LOL. I was enthralled with all the colors. I am sure I drove Chuck nuts with all my “Look at that!” “Ohhhh, look at that field!” “Look at all the colors”. As someone who loves to take pictures, this was a dream come true. Why we never took a drive along HWY 16 before, is beyond me. We have lived in San Antonio for almost 12 years! So of course after we finished picking strawberries (be sure to read that post) we had to find a safe place to pull off and take pictures (btw, no filter was used on these pictures). Unfortunately, I am not a gardener by any stretch of the imagination, nor do I have a green thumb to even attempt to keep a garden. So I can only identify the bluebonnets. If you know the other flowers, please let me know in the comments. I definitely need some education when it comes to flowers.
I highly recommend you head on out along HWY 16 towards Poteet sometime in the next couple of weeks to see the amazing spring colors of Texas.