The True "Bling" of Spring ▌Fort Huachuca Photographer, Arizona

Every night that we can manage, we like to go for a family walk around our neighborhood. (My husband and I walk, the children alternate between whining and bemoaning the stroller..) We live up in the foothills of the Huachuca Mountains filling our walks with flora and fauna galore. I am usually without the camera because with three boys now in tow, one strapped to me, and 70lbs of combined older siblings in a double stroller, there isn't much room for cargo and certainly not a free hand for picture taking. Lately, the buds have begun to burst and flower, and each night I swear I will bring the camera out on our next walk. Finally! The Bundle and I found ourselves alone; he was happily asleep in the Bjorn on my chest and I was happily toting my Canon! For a wonderfully relaxing 45 minutes we were able to roam the neighborhood in lovely, dusky light, capturing the beauty of spring in our foothills. I will say that getting the images I imagined was more challenging while wearing a baby, but a wonderful evening spent (almost) blissfully alone.


Holly said... at April 10, 2010 at 4:55 AM

the first photo is so peaceful.....

gorgeous all of them.

:) Tiff said... at April 10, 2010 at 4:51 PM

the shot of the dandelion is gorgeous. love the actions you've used and well done on finding time to get the camera out. no mean feat sometimes.

Debbie said... at April 13, 2010 at 5:58 AM

Beautiful sunset. Having looked at yours and Julie's blogs over the last 12 months or so I realised recently that there are very few photos of where you live - loads of your lovely babies and handsome men but none of your lives, as such. I love seeing where people live and as a result am making a point of taking photos of where I live - I even took some photos out of a train window to show off the English countryside at the weekend so that people who aren't from the UK could see what I see. Sorry big waffle, what I am trying to say is that it was lovely having thought all that to see photos of your neighbourhood!

Julie Rivera Photography said... at April 13, 2010 at 8:38 AM

What an awesome fence in the 3rd picture! I know this was about the flowers, and they are lovely, too, but what a great backdrop. Almost English garden like. So much beauty right on your street.