About a year ago, I signed up for a NANPA Meetup at the Pemberton Big Spring. The forecast that day called for rain, but I decided to make the drive anyway in the hopes that the forecast was wrong.
It wasn't. It poured buckets, and only the two organizers I showed up. We around in for a bit and the rain did eventually stop. But there had been so much rain that most of the area was flooded. We did drive to a couple of other nearby spots just to shoot something, but didn't actually take any pictures here.
Yesterday another Meetup at the same location was planned, and I took advantage of the opportunity to get the shots I'd been waiting a year for.
Blanket Flower I was able to get with some nice backlight.
Texas Lantana in bloom. With the sun getting higher in the sky, the light was beginning to get harsh.
Yellow Prairie Coneflower.
Winecups were probably the most abundant wildflower. Some more backlighting provided a different perspective on this one.
Texas thistles grow tall enough to make this pretty easy.
Dickcissel hiding in some vegetation was the only bird I actually captured. But today was more about the scenery, and the scenery was gorgeous. Even worth the one-year wait!