Monday, April 29, 2013

Camera Buddies & Bluebonnets

It's bluebonnet season here in Texas! My friend, Kristi, and I took a little adventure yesterday and headed down to The Bluebonnet Trail in Ennis. For those of you who may not know what bluebonnet flowers are exactly, don't feel badly. I didn't know about them either until I moved to Texas. They grow wild around here, and they are beautiful! When you ride around the backroads between fields of them, the smell is intoxicating. The flowers aren't around for very long, so there are "bluebonnet watchers" that let people know the best time to get out and see them.

Yesterday was a perfect day to enjoy and photograph these Texas beauties! Kristi came prepared with all the information we needed to find some fields of wildflowers. We were both armed with our cameras and decided to stop at anything we found interesting.

It's a rare treat to travel with someone who loves to take pictures as much as I do. Kristi didn't laugh when I crawled around on my belly to get "just the right shot" (did I mention I wore a white shirt??) because she was too busy crawling around on hers. She didn't get impatient and sigh for me to hurry up because she was busy taking more pictures or just enjoying the scenery. She laughed with me when we both failed to get the attention of a stubborn longhorn who refused to pose for our cameras! We often found that we were both waiting for the same thing to happen for a good picture - a vehicle to move, the wind to stir a flag, the cows to tussle with each other again. You know, things most people wouldn't want to stand around and wait for them to happen.

It's nice, of course, when your photography-loving friend also enjoys being outside as much as you do, enjoys riding around in the Texas sunshine in a Jeep with the top off (which means she doesn't care if her hair gets messy), doesn't care if you wear make-up or not, and loves to listen to music as loud as you do.

Yes, all those things are very nice.

It was a wonderful day...


  1. Yall were in my backyard!! Seriously, the Bluebonnet trail runs about a 1/2 mile from our house...and honestly, our whole back pasture is completely full of them! Call me next time!! :>) MIss yall and love yall!

    1. Really?! Wow, Karen, I had no idea! How wonderful for you! We loved it out there yesterday! Next time, we'll give you a shout before we head down that way! Miss you and love you, too, my friend! :)

  2. I need to go pictures of the kids with the bluebonnets. Beautiful pictures Kim! Sounds like you had a great day!