Saturday, March 31, 2012

Texas Bluebonnets in Lakeway

 A historian once said that "the bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, the cherry blossom to Japan, the lily to France, the rose to England and the tulip to Holland." 
It is gloriously beautiful in Austin right now with all the bluebonnets.  After the toughest/hottest summer I have ever gone through, the rain and wildflowers this spring brought a smile to our faces.

 I know a good photographer tries to avoid taking pictures in the middle of the day when the sun is just overhead.  Well, we hit it right at noon:).
 Pulled over along the side of the road with 4 other cars plopping their kids down and shouting to smile.
If you are wondering were we took these pictures, look for the field with the big patch of dead ones from our bottoms making a nice crop circle. 
 Handsome Hayden.
 Indian Paintbrush.
 The kids were being extra cute and sweet to each other.  Good thing we got this in early in the day.

 Recognize this pose from 2 years ago?
 This girl loves to pick flowers.
 This is my favorite picture.
I love Hanna running down the hill with her curls bouncing.

Here are some photos of some old Texas homes at Spanish Oaks.
 Since we were having such good luck with the kids, we thought we would try for a family photo via the self-timer.  We rigged a homemade tripod out of some old boxes.  We thought we were very inventive.
Hanna helping me get it set just right. 
 The first picture Hayden was a little scared as I ran around to get in, Hanna didn't quite make it.
 The kids thought it was pretty funny which made for some genuine smiles.
 Not too bad for our self attempt at a family portrait.

Right before we left, Scott said he had waited to show me the poisonous coral snake that was dead in the corner of the photo shoot.  Smart man.
When it comes to coral snakes...remember the rhyme...
red touches yellow - kill a fellow

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