2014 Bluebonnet Pictures!

Last weekend, we set out to take Talia’s bluebonnet pictures. We drove up the road to the school with the nice mini-hill where we took last year’s pictures, but alas there were no flowers, so we failed.

Then we drove to the field next to Sonic where I’d spotted/verified bluebonnets, and we “succeeded”:

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But these bluebonnets weren’t that big, so I wanted something better. I spent a fair amount of time planning where we might drive out into the Hill Country to find some amazing hills covered in blankets of flowers, but it’s maddening trying to make “Hill Country” more specific when reading search results for “good places to find bluebonnets”. Thankfully, within the last hour before we were set to leave, I discovered a) that bluebonnets weren’t actually flourishing in the Hill Country yet (Austin/Houston got a head start), and b) that there was a nice field by building 5 of Dell’s campus in Round Rock (thanks, Mary!). So this time, we succeeded:

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As you can see, these are not only bigger, but incredibly more dense. Aside from being more pretty, the denseness had a super-extra benefit for me as the photographer. Since they basically buried Talia, she wasn’t running around the field like crazy with me having to chase her!

We’ll see what next year’s blossom brings!


Sarah’s Additions

Jonathan took too many good pictures, so I thought these deserved honorable mentions.
First, a flashback to Bluebonnets 2013:

I like bluebonnets. I picked one even though Mommy told me not to. Now I'm a fugitive.

I like bluebonnets. I picked one even though Mommy told me not to. Now I’m a fugitive.

Now, Bluebonnets 2014!

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One million teeth!

There's a storm rolling in.

There’s a storm rolling in. ¬†Or not. I don’t really have a caption for this one.

This is my nominee for Family Picture 2014. Talia was almost smiling.

This is my nominee for Family Picture 2014. Talia was almost smiling.

This is my nominee for Chipmunk Picture 2014. Adorable.

And this is my nominee for Chipmunk Picture 2014. It runs in the family.

the end.

 

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4 Responses to 2014 Bluebonnet Pictures!

  1. Janet Anduss says:

    Patricia shared the website with me and I just looked at the bluebonnet pics. How wonderful!!!

  2. Laura says:

    Great photos!! Those are some big bluebonnets! I wish we had some similar thing here in NM!

    • Sarah says:

      Thanks (on Jonathan’s behalf)! As much as I felt imagined pressure to take bluebonnet pictures last year, I kind of appreciate the yearly reminder to take pictures. As long as there aren’t many bees…

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