Sebastian, Nancy and the family

I had never been to the Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens over in Humble Texas.  But after going with Nancy, Sebastian and their family, I would strongly suggest it for anyone in Houston.  It was completely free, they take wonderful care of their plants and landscape, and it was just a peaceful experience altogether.

In the back corner they have a little Japanese area set up.  On a side note, I need a bench like this!

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Nancy and her boys.

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Thanks Sebastian and Nancy!

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Bluebonnet photos with Jessica and her family

It was a bit chilly the Sunday afternoon we took bluebonnet photos with Jessica and her family out in Brenham, TX.  Driving from Houston to Brenham took an exceptionally long time too — multiple accidents and the Rodeo had just packed up that day.  It was non-stop traffic from about 99 until Brenham.   A tip to everyone in Houston, stay off the freeways when the Rodeo ends!  But, for the photo memories, it was definitely worth it!

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Her son wasn’t having any of the photos… so I had to take a whole bunch and photoshop his best look into this photo.  (shh… don’t tell anyone!)

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All-in-all we got some cute ones they were very happy with.

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Thank you Jessica and congratulations!!

Chi and her family in the Bluebonnets

Chi has been my hair stylist since about 2002-ish.  She has two very happy children and recently just got married (Congrats!!).  She has been after me for Bluebonnet photos for years now and it just happened to pan out with our schedules this time.  We ended up visiting a little field down in Richmond Texas on a Sunday and arrived pretty early in the morning before others were up.  The sun was super bright, but the weather was in the mid 70’s – perfect for taking photos!

Here is Chi and her new husband!

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Here are her two little ones.  While he was playing it cool, he definitely cared a lot for his little sister!

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This was us trying to get him to smile/show his teeth.  No dice!

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And we can’t have photos without the grandparents!

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Next to the field of bluebonnets, they had a cool bridge, so we tested our luck there too…

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I think I see a coolness theme here!  😀

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Thanks!!  😀

Ziggy, Sandra and Debi

Myself, a few fellow photographers and a well dressed son decided we would run out to Brenham, TX looking for old barns and bluebonnets.

We made it past Chapel Hill without finding any barns or bluebonnets.  After an hour of searching we decided to take a break at a community park, stretch our legs and pose.

Say Cheese Debi!   Attitude Sandra!

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And playtime Ziggy!

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Ziggy enjoyed the break!

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After the break we hopped back into the car and drove around back roads for another thirty minutes, finally ending up on a pretty hill overlooking a small valley.  Ziggy didn’t want to walk out there without momma.

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But once out there, he was fine.  Don’t move Ziggy!!  (snap snap!)  Good job!

 

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Alright, time to head on to the next spot!

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As we were driving out, we found this fella trying to decide whether to sleep or eat.

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And onward we went until we ended up in … Winkelman TX?  Definitely a Ghost Town.

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And finally we stopped for BBQ on the way home.  By this time Ziggy was out cold.  Too much excitement for him today!  More BBQ for us!  🙂

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Thanks Ladies and Thanks Ziggy!

Reagan, Christine and Michael

Here is a picture of Christine, Michael and Reagan.

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As you can tell, Reagan is hiding at the moment and will be out shortly.  Until he decides to come out, we decided to capture some memories of Michael and Christine’s appreciation so Reagan can look back at when he gets older.

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Very happy couple!

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Oh yes, and their puppy who was very scared of my photography gear!

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And, did I mention, it was a beautiful day outside.  A blue sky with fluffy clouds!

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Before they came out today, Christine and Michael had made a sign for Reagan.

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But the wonderful weather was a bit windy and letters (and hair) kept moving around.

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So we waited for a minute and snapped this wonderful photo as the wind calmed down.

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All that wind made them tired.

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1 month left.  See you soon Reagan!