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By the end of last summer, 85% of Texas was in an “Exceptional” Drought and 96% was in “Extreme” Drought. Thankfully we had a very wet February and March, so those numbers have dropped to 36% and 17%! (You can view the last updated Texas drought monitor here.)
The bonus of having such a wet winter and spring is a beautiful display of Bluebonnets. (Our state flower) We can thank Lady Bird Johnson and her “Beautification” project for such a glorious display along our Texas highways. (You can read a lovely tribute article about Lady Bird Johnson in the Washington Post here.)
Now, back to the original point of this post, Bluebonnet pictures!
I have already printed these top two pictures for a three-photo-collage frame I have, but I can’t decide on which one I should print for the third picture. Does anyone have any opinions? (Unfortunately, we could not get a family shot because my hubby is covered with poison ivy.)
If you are wondering about their outfits, I made my daughters skirt with this simple skirt tutorial and my son’s tie from this faux tie tutorial from iCandy handmade.
This bluebonnet patch is at my son’s elementary school:
And this one is at the church where my daughter goes to school, I love how this patch has some purple flowers mixed in. The reason you are not supposed to pick bluebonnets is because they will re-seed and come back every spring.
Just for fun I put together an animated gif of the best of the worst out-takes. I deleted the worst as soon as I uploaded them, but I wont do that next time, because a montage of terrible pictures turns out to be pretty funny. (not so funny when you are trying to take thee pictures though!) I had to reduce the quality of the pics because the file was huge!
I will be linking up to some of the linky parties listed here.
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
what a fabulous backdrop for your photos! Yummy pictures 😉
how pretty always love the beautiful colors of nature
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Those are beautiful photos! Here in California we are getting our poppies now. But the only fields of anything I see lately are mustard. Still stunning though. If I were doing a collage I would do the first photo you posted of the two of them. I love a spontaneous looking photo…..
I am from Texas (now live in Washington state). Bluebonnets are my favorite part of spring! **sniff** I miss them!
These are adorable pictures! I LOVE the 3rd picture! Poor hubby, maybe a family shot next year!