Bright blue sky and white clouds look over a large field of red and orange wildflowers
Photo by Theresa DiMenno

Photographer Theresa DiMenno roams Texas’ backroads every spring in search of wildflowers to document. Staying closer to home in March 2020, she found this field of firewheel blooms near a South Austin retention pond. On a rainy and overcast day, the evening sun eventually broke through the clouds. “The landscape was extraordinary in its brilliance,” DiMenno recalls. This year, she is hoping for colorful blooms in the Hill Country, which received decent October rainfall. “I’ve got my eye on a little cabin west of Fredericksburg I’d like to stay in for a few days as a home base,” she says.

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