Friday, August 8, 2014

Texas Bluebonnets

Aren't they just gorgeous? I love bluebonnet season.
One of the best things about living in Texas is the annual bluebonnets that bloom. Since I was a small child I have gone almost every year to sit in them, smell their delicate scent, soak up the sun, and of course take some beautiful pictures with the gorgeous, ready-made back drop. Recently a lot of land owners have gotten wise and started to charge a few bucks to enter into their fields and take pictures. (I'm more than happy to pay the small fees because I've seen the damage to property that some of the picture takers make. Just be friendly ya'll. Take care of other people's things. This is Texas after all. :) After we take pictures we always head to the little touristy town of Brenham, TX (where they make Bluebell ice cream) and get a sandwich and an ice cream for the kiddos. Then we toodle around the town and visit some of the little antique and old book shops. Sometimes we even head to the miniature horse farm in Chappel Hill. We didn't make it this year, but it's always a treat when we do.
I love to have everyone dress in white to take the pictures. It looks so beautiful and clean against the blue and green.
 The sun was very bright, but they were good sports about it.

She really enjoyed looking at all of the flowers. It was hard to get a picture of her with her head up; she was so entranced.

Can't say that I blame her. They are really beautiful flowers.

When I was little they always told us that picking the bluebonnets was illegal, and that the cops would come and arrest us if we did. Ha ha! I think that rumor was spread around to keep people from decimating fields. It isn't illegal though. I still tell the girls to only pick one or two so that we leave them for others to enjoy.

It's just so easy to get good pictures when you have fields of bluebonnets and pretty subjects.

She kept lifting her dress up, but fortunately put on these adorable pink ruffled bloomers, and it made for some really adorable pics! Isn't she just so cute?!

One of the few pictures she let me take. Most of them I had to take with my long angled lens when she wasn't paying attention.

She was getting pretty tired of taking pictures by this time. She just wanted to run around in the flowers.

Caught her.

Run little one, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine!

Sometimes the bluebonnets come up white. I love these rare ones. I always look for them each season. It's like a treasure hunt.

She wanted to give her little friend a flower. He thought it was amazing!

She looked so precious out in the fields of bluebonnets with her little white dress and cowgirl boots. My little Texas girl. I had a hard time stopping the picture taking.

These were taken with the long angle lens. She just sat in the field and contemplated the world. It was lovely to see.

She discovered the seed pods.
I think she looks like a little angel in this picture.
Bluebonnets as far as the eye can see.
Have a beautiful day! XO-Michelle