It's been a little while. We're all good around here, just enjoying the lovely spring weather with lots of time playing outdoors (for the kids) and going on long walks with a camera in tow (for me).
Texas Mountain Laurel
Spring is my absolute favorite time of year. Nothing thrills me more than little green shoots poking out of the ground, leaves unfurling, and fresh spring flowers. The beginning of spring lifts my mood like few things can and I'm reveling in the delight of it all.
Wildflowers are tops on my list of spring time favorites. I love road trips at this time of year when I can ogle all the lovely colors just outside my car window. I think Eric and the kids get tired of me pointing out every pretty patch of coreopsis or blue bonnets or Indian blankets along the Texas roadsides. I just can't help myself!
I go a bit shutter crazy this during springtime as well. I give my camera and photoshop a real workout. While when it comes to portraits I usually try to keep my edits fairly clean and true to life, when it comes to wildflower pictures I let my inner editor go a bit crazy. I love playing with colors and tones and textures--wildflower photos are the perfect canvas.
I'm slowly identifying the wildflowers in my area. I've checked out half a dozen different books from the library at various times and scoured pages and pages of images online trying to discover the name of each one. The name of the little blue guy above still eludes me.
Others have become good friends.