Monday, April 17, 2017

Spring Flowers 2017

One Sunday after church, we went hunting for some beloved Texas Bluebonnets. It is my most favorite time of the year after all.
We didn't find any right away but I love Paintbrushes or Prairie Fire (Castillejas) that grow along our roads and are so vibrant this time of year just as much--if not more. So I asked Gary to stop. Flowers are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. A few years ago, I found a lovely field of them in central Texas.
Gary didn't roll his eyes at me when I told him to pull over, instead he obliged and went along with it and helped me tremendously with the kids.
Trying to get the winning shot, once again, is such a challenging task.
Playing with the settings on my camera and trying to focus and having them all looking at the camera and keep their eyes open because the sun is too bright...! 
Well, I take what I get...because after all, being a model is not as easy as it looks ๐Ÿ’—
As you can tell, it was VERY hard to keep all eyes open at once....๐Ÿ˜†
I told you he helped me out with the kids!๐Ÿ˜‚ I adorned his pocket with some color so he would feel like he was part of this excursion.
As soon as I said I was done taking pictures of them, they took off to pick those wild flowers and make bouquets.
Elena self-soothes by rubbing her little "beak". Her nap time was around this time but she kept picking flowers like a champ. 
The kids made such great looking wild flower bouquets. 
We were ready to take off but we soon found a field of Bluebonnets nearby. We decided to stop and take more pictures while we were at it. I know the boys were not excited but they have no choice! 

And for once, I'm in the picture!
While I was doing some closeups of the flowers, the boys decided to pretend they were falling into a great deep chasm and asked me to photograph them. They gotta fun somehow.

We came home and arranged our bouquets on my window sill. I think it's the greatest. I love it all.

I found this cute blog with the names of some of the most popular wildflowers in Texas. Also, check out this amazing graphic!

I've heard that the Texas Hill Country is a must when you want to see loads of wildflowers but we never make it over there...Do you go out to find those special bluebonnets? Do you have amazing Spring flowers like we do here in Texas? 
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