In Pursuit of the Poppy Paparazzi
After a day and a quarter of unimaginable fun and hijinx in Fredericksburg, our cousins – the Globetrotters – had to return to Houston. That left only the Cap’n and I to find trouble. So, we decided to follow these guys to see what they were up to. They had been making frequent appearances in droves on Main Street – yet did not appear to be there for the purpose of shopping in quaint stores or touring vineyards.
On Sunday, we found out their true destination – Willow City Loop.
Willow City Loop is a bit outside of town, and is known for its scenery. It is also known for being a private road, and has many postings, such as this one, warning that you should not get out of your car.
You will also see many of these signs:
But, this is the only loose livestock we saw:
Note that these people were not in cars. This herd seemed oblivious to threats, and were willing to make any sacrifice, apparently, to get a good photo.
And there were many good photo opportunities to be had. This is wildflower season in Texas, and this year they seem to be particularly bountiful.
I managed to get a few good pics myself – without getting a ticket, jumping out of a moving car, being flattened by a motorcycle, or getting shot by an angry Texas ranch owner.