Wednesday, April 14, 2010

it's a Texas Thing

It's spring in Texas, folks. One of the few times of the year when you can stand to be outside for more than a few minutes (as long as you have a good mosquito repellent). And one of the greatest parts about spring in Texas are the wild flowers. To be more specific ... it's all about the BLUEBONNETS! State flower. Road-side wonder. A sight to behold. (imho)

And as a natural born Texan, it warms my heart. :+)

Not everyone shares my passion, but many do. In fact, the road ways are filled with families snapping pics at just about every bluebonnet patch you find.

I couldn't resist. So I bribed my little man (thank goodness for ice cream sandwiches) into a short shoot among the wild flowers. And this is a small tribute to my own Texas Son ...



Doesn't my young man look good in Texas blue? His momma sure thinks so! ;+)

Here are a few more shots of my favorite road-side wonder:






Sadly, bluebonnets have a fairly short lifespan and soon enough the Texas heat will send them to seed until next year.

What's YOUR state flower? What emotions does it bring out when you see them? Do you make it an annual tradition to capture that special bloom?

I'd love to see YOUR favorite shots!

3 comments:

April April 20, 2010 at 6:21 PM  

I LOVE this, it's beautiful on so many levels-- the color, the expressions. You are excellent at collages!

Melissa April 20, 2010 at 7:07 PM  

I just moved from Texas to South Carolina and I'm SO homesick! I miss those blue bonnets. Great pics:)

Adria April 20, 2010 at 7:44 PM  

Melissa ... glad I could give you a taste of home. SC is supposed to be quite beautiful too and a lot more mild come summer. I think *I* will be the jealous one then. :+)

Thank you both for your kind comments!

About This Blog

I'm a proud mom of a very active little boy. I have truly enjoyed the opportunity to document the many milestones throughout his life so far. These moments are precious to me. So I grabbed a camera and snapped away. I dabbled a bit in scrapbooking and took some time to learn at least the basics of photography. After all, kids grow so fast and you can't turn back the time.

But as he got old enough for school and team sports, I was so very disappointed in the offerings out there. I'm proud of my All Star in every thing he pours his heart into!

So I picked up a copy of Photoshop and tried my best to create momentos to capture these memories.

I'd love a chance to help you stop time for a moment as well.

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