Bluebonnets / Image rights allthingsana 2011
Bluebonnets are a big deal in Texas. Lots of people have their little ones photographed among them. Me, I’ve been too lazy to get my kids out there. Something always got in the way of getting them cleaned up, dressed, and in the car for this quintessential Texan outing. If not rain, or a hectic day with errands, it was allergies. More than likely the last one there always won out. The thought of sitting among a bed of flowers with allergies already in full swing just makes me want to scratch my eyes out. Or even worse, if it weren’t my allergies but my Bitty’s -definitely wouldn’t put her through that for a picture.
Well, this year won’t be memorable in the bluebonnet department. We haven’t had much rain this winter and so that’s typically a good indication that they won’t be large and lush. They’ll be around, just not like last year.
This one was taken last year, and this happens to be one of my favorite little families here in Austin.
I don’t know these sweet little girls but the picture is lovely. I mean, look at those bluebonnets! This little Texan flower is truly a beaut.
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And this one! Where is this? I’d suffer through allergies to snag a few pictures here!! I’d even drag Penny out there!! (Oh, she’d be adorable.)
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Maybe this year will be our bluebonnet year. Achoo!!
Nope, not an Austin snowfall, but pretty eh?? Courtesy of thelilbee.com
Yes folks, it snowed in Austin, TX yesterday. Having grown up on the east coast, gone to school in upstate NY where snow was not that unusual late into April or May (even saw it the first weekend in June once while in college!) you’d think I wouldn’t be phased by it. But … it was pretty OUTRAGEOUS! I know, I shouldn’t get all batty about it, but in TX where the only weather we know is sunny, warm, hot, hella hot, and who the hell pissed off Heat Miser hot?! snow is just downright stupid crazy! It was pretty fun and all the moreso because my kids, unlike me, haven’t really experienced snow in large amounts. We’ve had the occasional trip to CO to visit family, but that’s only been once or twice, and then for just a few days. They were just in complete awe of it. Wish I had been there to capture it on my camera.
They were able to enjoy the 3 or 4 minutes of it outside (their schools let them out to frolic in it) and I was out at lunch with co-workers when we saw it start to fall. Felt like a kid all over again watching the first winter snow fall. It never ceases to amaze me.
Anyway, in honor of that one wondrous moment we had here in TX yesterday, I’m giving you SNOW on my blog. Enjoy!!
Is it snowing where you are? Send some more our way!