Saturday, April 07, 2007
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.
Lucky baby longhorn!
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."
The firework stand in the background is THE place to be on 4th of July!
The pink Evening Primrose is a perfect shade of pink, it is actually a little brighter than I captured it photographically here.
They bloom all summer EVERYWHERE, so they really deserve a lot more praise than they get.
The coral orange is Indian Paint Brush.
Friday, April 06, 2007
I am just going to have to make do by posting over and over again, four pictures at a time, until I have posted all of the bluebonnets shots that I took on the road home from Austin last Monday afternoon.
I did manage to catch Bernie between calls, he climbed out of the car, his phone permanently attached to his hand, and of course it rang as I was getting him into a great location. Once he's in a conversation, he's a little hard to steer, but I think it turned out alright. Since he is also allergic to bee stings, I try not to have him linger in flowery meadows any longer than absolutely necessary!
Enjoy coming along with us and enjoy traveling a Texas Bluebonnet Trail: Austin to Houston, April 2nd, 2007.
(And make plans for visiting us to see the bluebonnets next year! It is an experience you won't want to miss.)
That's Bernie waiting for me in the Pontiac sedan. It was so hard not to stop constantly and shoot pictures; I was using a disposable camera since my digital camera's battery needed recharging.
I had to limit myself to twenty four shots!
The other big motif is the five pointed star that is found on the state flag.
Family pictures, baby pictures, dog pictures, bride/bride and groom pictures are being taken all over the state. Many families have a yearly shot of their children in the same bluebonnet location, and some brides plan their weddings around blue bonnet season.
I say: Smart parents, smart brides!
Can you see how far the blue carpet went at this ranch?
How on earth do they get ANYTHING done this time of year?
The only thing missing in the pictures of the bluebonnet is the wonderful perfume that is carried along on the warm gentle breeze.
The scent is like nothing else; a mix of fresh cut grass, a touch of violet, a bit of lily...if someone could create a perfume that captured that scent, I would happily wear it every day.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
She did the hats for the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice.
On the site are pictures and a few comments by MacDonald concerning how she created the millinery for the movie and a few other movies as well.
Enjoy...and catch her fashion hats and bridal hat links too!