Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Stars at Night....

Yesterday evening my 'tween daughter actually volunteered to take photos in the bluebonnets at her school. Well, at least until she saw that there were other people on the premises. But a stern warning from Dave that she must take photos for me because she had promised got me what turned out to be a fantastic photo shoot!

Tay goes to a wonderful school, Woodway Elementary, that receives a grant each year to continue a very special landscaping project on the campus. They retain the services of a Fairy Garden Mother who teaches the children about gardening and have a designated area for each of the regions of Texas where plants indigenous to that area are grown.

It's a great learning tool and Tay enjoys it a lot. It also makes for a very pretty campus and perhaps even a bit of envy from this girl who has not one but two brown thumbs. I'm working on the whole jealousy thing, though.

After photographing a few of Tay's favorite flowers, she started posing for me but first she had to warm up. See?

Things quickly got better, though...
I even got a few when she wasn't even looking...
And I have no idea how I managed to capture this cuteness seeing as I am a self-taught photographer with a point and shoot digital. Lol...
This is perhaps my favorite...
One other neat thing is that there's a mailbox in each of the "regions" that contains papers explaining all that is planted there and why....
Then we took a trek so Tay could show me the ladybug she had drawn on the sidewalk earlier in the day. On the way we saw the paw prints - they are the Midway Panthers, after all!
Then we found the ladybug...
...and a lone Mexican hat. At least I think that's what they're called. Remember the brown thumbs?
I had to take this one because she has practically lived in this school spirit hoodie for the past few months. It has her name on the back and she LOVES IT! Of course,  I think that has something to do with the fact that she's still self-conscious about the scar on her elbow but I don't imagine that will be an issue once it's 105 degrees this summer. At least I'm hoping it won't be.
Then she decided to be silly...
So I took a few more pics of the beautiful flowers because this is her last year in elementary school (clearly she was born when I was VERY young, right?) and I wanted some pics to remember the campus by...
These are apparently Tay's favorite flowers. She said they looked better a few weeks ago. Lol...
...and a little lantana (can you believe I actually knew that?!?!)...
No idea but it's pretty..
These pretty little flowers were planted beneath the structure. They don't really look like something that would trail up the poles but, again, what do I know about gardening?
It was a beautiful evening and we went down to the lake immediately after this shoot so I do have more but I figured this was probably enough picture overload for one day. The three of us just hung out enjoying the weather and God's amazing display of nature.

I can't say that I love Texas allergies but I do love the weather and flowers in the spring!

1 comments:

Katie said...

Casi ~ Beautiful flowers!

I love what you wrote about the grave being overwhelmed. That is amazing! Thank you for sharing your heart.