A field of bluebonnets near Whitehall, Texas.

Photographer Theresa DiMenno discovered this bluebonnet field near Whitehall during an April 2009 scouting trip for spring wildflowers. She has since returned to Grimes County during wildflower season and ventured to other Blackland Prairie areas known for blooms, including Brenham and Chappell Hill. Despite the lack of fall rain, which could mean fewer blooms this year, DiMenno plans to hit the road again this spring. “I don’t need an immense blooming field to tell the story of a wildflower,” says DiMenno, who lives in Austin. “I also love the chase of searching for peak blooms while driving endless country roads.”

From the March 2021 issue
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