The Simple Life ▌ Sierra Vista Photographer, Arizona

Texas is a funny place. You can stand on the side of the road and look into what seems like a barren field full of rocks and weeds, "pokies", and certainly more than one mound of fire ants and wonder what on earth you might possibly be interested in photographing in this too bright sunshine at 10am. But then your preschooler and his "lady love" take off at full speed through said field and you suddenly find yourself with a 30lb baby slung on your hip, your Canon thrashing into the opposite hip, and sweat dripping off your brow as you chase and wonder where, on God's scorching hot Texas earth, are these children going to decide to stop running... Ahhh, yes, but they do stop running and after you catch your breath and put The Michelin Baby down, you have a chance to see this field for what it really is, a haven for the prettiest little treasures of Spring. And the morning playdate that almost wasn't is now worth all the effort. Happy Spring!

(The Baby is looking at Julie, and I'm sure she got the money shot he was giving her all morning long, but would he look at or laugh for his Mama? Not a chance. Head over to Julie's blog in a day or so and pester her to post what is surely the yummiest picture of this set of curls!


Julie Rivera Photography said... at April 23, 2009 at 5:18 AM

Your flower collage is cut off! I wanna see them all! :) Really amazing variety and so beautifully arranged. What fun pictures from between the child looks slightly "Lord of the Flies"ish...who is not brushing her hair?! I just downloaded mine this morning so I have no idea what I managed. If there is a sweet one of the baby or the boy, I'll post it!

Merrie said... at April 23, 2009 at 6:42 AM

OMG!! What a cute picture of the babe!
But back to the flower shots... amazing, could you add names to all those little wonders? -grin- (and the right side of the collage is missing).
Love them all and glad you are getting out and about to enjoy all your Texas days.

Julie Rivera Photography said... at April 23, 2009 at 11:42 AM

(Thanks for fixing the lovely as I expected! :) )