I took Jackson’s annual bluebonnet photos last weekend, despite some major reluctance on his part.
Since he wasn’t in the greatest of moods I decided to take his photos in a patch of bluebonnets that were planted by Texas Children’s Hospital next to their West Campus building located just off of I-10.
I had mixed feelings about this, mainly because one of my favorite things about taking bluebonnet photos is finding a gorgeous rural location to take them…and of course the scenic drive to get there.
Unfortunately Jackson’s anxiety level has been a little higher than normal recently and he’s been darting away from me in unfamiliar places as a result…so I figured I’d keep things safe and close to home this year.
If you’re not a Texan, let me tell you all about the tradition of bluebonnet photos.
Bluebonnets are our state flower here…and being that we Texans are incredibly proud of everything to do with our state we love to photograph our families in fields of these lovely flowers each Spring. Some years, when the rain has been plentiful and the weather mild, the flowers are abundant and bright. Other years there won’t be many at all thanks to heatwaves and droughts.
You can see some of our photos from past years HERE.
Even though Jackson wasn’t willing to smile for me I’m still grateful I got these photos. He’s nearly 5 feet tall now and will be TEN in August if you can believe that. I sure can’t.
More adventures and photos to come really soon!
In the meantime be sure to check out my instagram for more of our day to day fun!