Saturday, April 07, 2007

Bluebonnets: Baby Longhorns and Friend Jen

A few pictures from last year's bluebonnet adventures.
I finally just now got around to turning in my film from my non-digital cameras.
As with all of the following bluebonnet pictures, it is really worth clicking on the pictures to get the full screen effect.
Almost as good a being there in real life.

Bernie flew home last night from Austin and said from the air the ground looks like it has blue ponds and lakes and seas covering the ground...but the blue water really is just bluebonnets in bloom.
Next year I want to take a flight in a small plane or helicopter and see all of this from the air.

Isn't this the cutest baby?
Lucky baby longhorn!

Lucky Longhorn in the bluebonnet pasture.

My gal pal Jennifer visited last year from Oregon. She's my friend from dorm days at Oregon State, and was my Maid of Honor.

I made the above hat and just never cared for how it looked on me; I made it using a very bright magenta felt hat, which I styled the brim and crown then added a lily flower and shimmery silk organdy hat band.
Sometimes I make hats and wonder who they will work on.
In this case, it was Jennifer who looked perfect in the hat.
She wore it a few weeks later back home in Oregon for Easter.
Jen's retired now (lucky girl!) after teaching tobacco and other dependency cessation courses at Kaiser Medical center.
Now she devotes herself full time to her true passion: Horses and teaching dressage, which I call "ballet for horses."


Laura said...

Awwwww!!!!! Baby Longhorn!!!!!!
And in reference to the following 9 or 10000 posts...."WWWWWOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!"
I can't wait to come see them next week! I am sure all your friends will be jealous! Miss you! I'be be sure to show your in-laws.

Julie said...

Your wildflower pictures are spectacular! I love them bluebonnets.... (and YOUR bonnets too)
Popped in to wish you a very
Blessed Easter!! He is Risen!!

Vicki said...

Wow, Jill! I couldn't possibly begin to comment on all of your bluebonnet photo posts, but I sure drooled over them all! I definitely miss living in Texas, especially when the bluebonnets, evening primroses, Indian paintbrushes, and gaillardia are putting on their show! Thanks so much for taking the time to post all these wonderful pictures!

Happy Easter!!

Becky said...

You are a gifted artist with a creative eye! Jen's hat does suit her perfectly, and, well, those cattle seem quite at home with the flowers. Reminds me of the story of Ferdinand the Bull. How did you get them all to pose so perfectly among the bees and flowers?

Jennifer Zander said...

Happy Birtday, Jill!
I am afraid I might be a few minutes late based on your time; however, by my time, it's still the 14th!

Hope you had a wonderful and blessed day.

Love the bluebonnets. I wore my bonnet for Easter too! :)