Seasons in Texas
September 14, 2011
Texas communities offer more than just ideal locations for your Texas dream home. Contrary to popular belief, you can enjoy all four seasons in Texas. The only difference is that in many areas of Texas, the change in seasons is more subtle than what the state’s northern counterparts experience. That’s not to say that Texas does not have differences in the seasons. Owning land in Texas just means finding a new appreciation for the joys of each season.
Spring in Texas
Spring in Texas is greeted by the sight of flowers ranging from sprawling wildflowers to colorful petunias. Flower festivals are common throughout the state to herald the arrival of favorite perennials, annuals and biennials. Spring is a great time to enjoy birdwatching. Favorites include the Flame-colored Tanage, Red-eyed Vireo, Hooded Oriole and Mountain Bluebird. Spring is a wonderful time to be outdoors in Texas with state parks alive with activities and fishing season kicking into gear.
Summer in Texas
Summer in Texas is hot, literally, but there are plenty of opportunities to stay cool at water parks and beaches. Texas is big enough to have a little something for everyone. Outdoor activities abound from world-famous Texas barbecues to camping, boating, swimming and endless festivals and carnivals. Spend summer nights star gazing and summer days enjoying traditional Texas rodeos, lazy days at the beach, baseball games and cookouts.
Fall in Texas
Fall is given a Texas-size welcome in the state. Many small towns throughout the state hold annual autumn festivals complete with apple cider, pumpkins and many of the joys of the season. Unlike its northern neighbors, Texas does not have the vast displays of fall color, but autumnal glory can still be found throughout the region. Texas Hill Country puts on a stunning display each year. Brilliant dogwoods, hickory and other hardwoods create a dazzling display of color in East Texas.
Winter in Texas
Many of our northern neighbors visit Texas in the winter to get a break from the traditional harsh elements and cold temperatures. Winter brings mostly mild temperatures throughout the state with several activities, even fishing, continuing late into the year. Winter is a great time to enjoy local museums, art shows, shopping and even a little wine tasting.