It’s 100% my fault that it took me so long to get my hands on the beautiful photos that Dallas photographer Amy Columbus took of Kendall back in April, but alas, I have them, and I wanted to share a few with you all because it’s my blog and I can brag if I want to.

Bluebonnet season is a pretty big deal in TX. We don’t get multicolored foliage in the fall, our grass looks like shit most of the year and there’s not a cherry blossom with big enough balls to dare to bloom in this heat. What we do have, though, are our precious bluebonnets. They are with us for only a short time, but they are magnificent when they are out in full force. It’s not uncommon to see fields so thick with bluebonnets on the side of TX highways that they look like rippling seas. Although, I think it’s safe and sad to say that those fields are becoming fewer and more sparse. 

While bluebonnets were at their peak last year, I was at my peak of pregnancy. I sat there in Virginia, all fat and swollen and pregnant, and looked at the amazing pictures people were taking of their babies in the fields of bluebonnets back home. It made me terribly, TERRIBLY homesick. I consoled myself by making a silent promise to have Kendall’s pictures taken in the bluebonnets this year.

Credit Amy Columbus Photography


Credit Amy Columbus Photography

Kendall is shy of 15 months old. He was 11 and a half months old when these were taken.

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10 thoughts on “Belated Bluebonnet Blog Brag”

  1. I’m not going to lie – I make fun of the people who take pictures in bluebonnets. But you just wait – my kid will be right in the middle of them too! They really are gorgeous!

  2. I was very sad this year to see there were not many blue bonnets. I live in the Ft. Worth area and they were very few and far between here.
    The pictures are beautiful!

  3. Thank you 🙂 I am quite fond of them. Amy did a great job.

    Mandy, I totally made fun of them too! And look at me now. I never thought they were anything special until I could envision my own little snot monster amongst the blooms.

  4. Hello Jill, those are great photos and interesting blog! I really like them a lot, I’m not from Texas but now that I’m here I love bluebonnets. I just stumbled across your page while searching for info about bluebonnets. This past Saturday I took my family and I out to a small patch of bluebonnets outside of Dallas, Texas to get our first bluebonnet family portrait done. If you would like to see them here they are:

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