I never really thought I was attached to Texas when I lived here the first time (actually 2nd time, I couldn’t really remember being born here). Junior high through high school, I did what I could to not let this state define who I was. I was an ex-Navy Brat who couldn’t shake her wanderlust. I felt suffocated in our small, conservative town. When I left for college at Mizzou, I didn’t think I was ever moving back to Texas.

To keep this blog post short, let’s just jump to the part where I DID move back. And I brought my husband and my tiny 8 week old first-born with me. Turns out, I missed it. And now it feels like home.

I still don’t feel comfortable saying we will be here forever, and I don’t really align with a lot of what people think this state represents, but I love it. I truly do.

The people are nice, the tacos are a plenty, it’s casual, the houses are gorgeous and cheap, and the bluebonnets bloom every spring.

A lot of people from other states tell me they wish they could come take pictures of or with the bluebonnets, so I thought I’d put a few images up for you all that you’re welcome to download (free!) for PERSONAL use. Print them, frame them, gift them, make them your phone background.

They are all printable up to 8×10. (If you’d like a larger size, email me – jill at babyrabies dot com, and I’ll give you pricing info.)

Now, THESE pictures below are not the images for download. They are sized and sharpened for the web with my watermark on them.

You’ll want to click on the link below each picture to download that particular one. Look for the download icon in the bottom right corner (an arrow pointing down over a line). The pics available for download will not have a watermark on them, though I would appreciate if you send people my way if they ask where you got it.

IMG_9957

We found one very rare white bluebonnet in a sea of blue!

#1 Download here

Free hi-res downloads of bluebonnet pictures, suitable for printing up to an 8x10, no watermark, for personal use only | BabyRabies.com

#2 Download here

Free hi-res downloads of bluebonnet pictures, suitable for printing up to an 8x10, no watermark, for personal use only | BabyRabies.com

 #3 Download here

Free hi-res downloads of bluebonnet pictures, suitable for printing up to an 8x10, no watermark, for personal use only | BabyRabies.com

Then I had some fun with my Lensbaby Spark. This is kinda what it’s like

to be drunk in a field of bluebonnets. I’d imagine.

#4 Download here

Free hi-res downloads of bluebonnet pictures, suitable for printing up to an 8x10, no watermark, for personal use only | BabyRabies.com

So spinny!

#5 Download here

Free hi-res downloads of bluebonnet pictures, suitable for printing up to an 8x10, no watermark, for personal use only | BabyRabies.com

#6 Download here

Free hi-res downloads of bluebonnet pictures, suitable for printing up to an 8x10, no watermark, for personal use only | BabyRabies.com#7 Download here

I’d love if you help me spread the word by pinning this! xoxo

Free hi-res downloads of bluebonnet pictures, suitable for printing up to an 8x10, no watermark, for personal use only | BabyRabies.com

  • 560
    Shares

5 thoughts on “I Want To Give You Some Bluebonnets”

  1. Thank you for this! Out here in Lubbock we don’t get the fields of bluebonnets that y’all do in North and Central Texas. One of these years I’m going to take a road trip to Austin or Dallas in the spring and make my kids take pictures in the bluebonnets (and hit up Ikea while we’re at it!). But until then, I’ll enjoy the photos that you’ve taken!

  2. Beautiful! We visited my in-laws in Texas a few years back, at Spring-time. My MIL told me we had to go take pictures of our family in the bluebonnets “cause that is what you do!” I hadn’t heard of it at the time, but I was so happy we did. They were so beautiful (if i had known ahead of time, I wish I would have picked a better outfit!)

  3. Thank you! I can’t wait to have these printed and framed to put a little piece of Texas in our Missouri home. What a sweet gift!!! :-*

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Danger Baby keeps earning his nickname, insisting on climbing things and running off and generally loving all things that are dangerous to babies. We are in a different city nearly every week these days, and it’s SO important that we know not only where the nearest ER is, but if it’s actually equipped to take care of babies and small children. Did you know that not all are?? I’ve teamed up with @rbabyfoundation to tell you all about their life saving, free app — Find ER Now — that will tell you where the closest ER is to you, and with the .99 cent upgrade, it will tell you  which ones are equipped to treat your littles. I’m so honored to work with them. PLEASE check out my stories for more info, including a link to download the app. #sponsored #rbabyfoundation #findernow
  • AMIRIGHT??
  • Lately Wallace has been jumping right in to everything we’re doing. He wants to watch movies with us, play ball, wrestle, eat Takis 🤣 and everything else. I forgot how much I love this stage. I think maybe it gets more fun the more kids you have. You really can not tell him he’s not a big kid. He’s not having any of that nonsense. (And yeah, he loves him some spicy Takis.) (This is totally one of those pics that looks like they swapped legs!)
  • Naps are awesome though... right? 😴
  • 🤣🤣🤣 I have quite a collection of pix of Scott doing the drop-the-baby-and-run move. #momtographer
  • It's an art form, really.
  • Father’s Day is coming fast! Would love to know what you’re planning for the dads in your life- or if you’re a dad, what would you like? I’m thinking of getting Scott a Nespresso machine.
  • G I V E A W A Y ❤️ Did you know that baby sign language helps to reduce tantrums, gives your baby's brain a cognitive boost, and strengthens the parent/child bond? ✌🏽 It does all of these things AND it's fun! It's also easier to teach than you might think. 🤘🏼 Babies pick it up super quick and Lane Rebelo's brand new book, Baby Sign Language Made Easy: 101 Signs to Start Communicating with Your Child Now, is a fantastic resource to get you started. So, we're giving away a copy to one lucky winner! 👌🏿
⠀⠀
HOW TO ENTER:⠀⠀⠀
1. Follow @babyrabies + @tinysigns⠀⠀⠀
2. Like this post⠀⠀
3. Tag friends below for extra entries (one per comment) and tell us a word you'd love to teach your baby to sign!⠀
4. BONUS entry if you can translate this message 😉⠀
⠀⠀⠀
Giveaway ends Saturday, 6/13 and winner will be announced on this post that day and via DM. This giveaway is open to US residents and is not affiliated with Instagram in anyway. Thanks for entering!