Now Available: Texas Wildflowers Impressions
Seeking pristine fields of bluebonnets has long been a Texas tradition. In Farcountry Press’ newest release Texas Wildflowers Impressions readers will have the opportunity to join Texas photographers Richard Reynolds and Rob Greebon on an adventure that spans the entire Lone Star state.
From cacti blossoms at Big Bend National Park in West Texas, to the famous fields of bluebonnets in the Hill Country, to the carnivorous pitcher plants found in the Big Thicket National Preserve in East Texas, Texas Wildflowers Impressions is packed with essential information and 93 gorgeous color photographs of Texas in bloom.
To photographer Richard Reynolds, the diverse environments and climates found within the borders of Texas make it a fascinating undertaking, “In Texas, blooming plants are found from sea level along the Gulf Coast to almost 9,000 feet at Guadalupe Peak.” Reynolds says. However, it isn’t just the range that makes these wildflowers so astounding, but the sheer quantity. “Texas is home to at least 5,000 blooming plant species. This number represents one-quarter of all the flowering plants in the United States.” All the different species in bloom results in seemingly endless fields that help to define the beauty that is Texas.
Even amongst the great flowering fields, it is the small hillside details that most impresses photographer Rob Greebon. “I love the variety of colors, the rolling landscapes of the Texas Hill Country, and the solitude that I find at sunrise or sunset,” Rob says. It is this peacefulness and appeal that he aims to share with readers. “I hope my work conveys the beauty and uniqueness that Texas has to offer, both in the landscapes and in the variety and color of our wildflowers.”
Included in Texas Wildflowers Impressions is a map of the state’s vegetational zones along with a breakdown of regions and tips on when and where to find blooms, and how to photograph your own beautiful wildflower landscapes.
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Texas Wildflowers Impressions (ISBN: 978-1-56037-675-0, $12.95, Farcountry Press, 2017) is available at local bookstores and gift shops, through online retailers, or from Farcountry Press at 1.800.821.3874
About the Photographers
Rob Greebon is a fourth-generation Texan who resides just outside of Austin in the Texas Hill Country with his wife and two daughters. As a self-taught photographer, Rob has successfully transitioned his love of the outdoors into an award-winning photography business. His work has been published internationally and appears regularly in local and national publications, television, many corporate and private collections, and the Farcountry book Austin: A Photographic Journey.
As an admitted morning person, Rob enjoys the solitude and beauty that comes with a quiet sunrise, whether it’s from a high-rise in Austin or a remote spot in the Texas Hill Country.
Richard Reynolds earned a degree in industrial photography and color technology at the prestigious Brooks Institute of
Photography in Santa Barbara, California. He was formerly chief photographer for the Texas Tourist Development Agency and the Tourism Division of the Texas Department of Commerce. His photographs have appeared in numerous state, national, and international publications and textbooks. He has been a regular contributor to Texas Highways magazine for almost 30 years, with 28 covers to his credit. In addition, his work has appeared in dozens of calendars, nine other books, and four self-published books. He is also the co-photographer of two other books with Farcountry Press: Texas Impressions and Big Bend Impressions.