Knowing my state flower wasn’t something I grew up remembering, but in Texas, all the hype around the Bluebonnet every year makes it hard to forget.
My daughter already knows it’s the state flower, and we’ve had fun taking photos in them since she was a baby. Last year we missed them. My little guy wasn’t born just yet and they only last a few weeks. I wanted to get some pictures in the beautiful Texas flowers, but I wasn’t sure when I’d be able to. A lot of my family is visiting this week, and coordinating a trip with everyone isn’t easy.
As I loaded these onto my computer I was whining to myself about the bad lighting, harsh shadows, and my overall disappointment. I’ve definitely taken better photos, but these will still be a moment I look back and smile at, knowing the trouble we went through to get them. The begging I had to do to get my husband to cooperate, the soothing I had to do for my overly cranky baby, the bribing I had to do for my preschooler. All for a few mediocre shots of my family.
If the flowers stick around through the end of the week I’m hopeful I can score a few more shots just before sunset… My favorite time to shoot. And if I’m lucky, I may even get in a few myself (after setting the camera settings and handing it off to someone other than my husband–Bless his heart).
Do you do all the picture-taking in your family? Or are you lucky enough to live with a photographer?
I’ve created eBay collections with some of the items I love to use for memory-keeping, and storytelling, and teaching my children about the world, like our beautiful state flower.. Each collection featuring hashtag #ImBornTo created now until the end of the month will raise $1 for the March of Dimes. As of writing this post they’ve only raised just over $5,000 so far. We can do better!
If doing something good isn’t motivation enough, you’ll also be entered to win a $5,000 shopping spree. It’s easy to create a collection, I’d be happy to help if you have questions. Check all of mine out here.
*This contest is sponsored in collaboration with eBay.