If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sunday Snapshot- Bluebonnetts

Ni Hao Yall

There is a practice here in Texas.  Call it a ritual.  It is a right of passage to motherhood in the Lone Star State that happens in a 2 week window every spring. 

It involves loading up our kids and taking them for their annual pictures in the bluebonnets.

Why the bluebonnets?  Well it is our state flower.

And the fields of them are really pretty.

And well everyone else did it so you should too.  Right?

It occurred to me this week that Ruthie has never had her picture taken in the bluebonnets and I had to wonder if she could really be called a Texan prior to this experience.

So we loaded up the other night and drove to the nearest patch along side the highway (yes we risk our lives for this in Texas) and stopped for pictures.

The sun was setting and she was as beautiful as ever.  And I have to admit, the bluebonnets were beautiful too.

These were shot with my Canon 5D mark ii and my Canon 24-70 2.8L.  They were all shot between 2.8 and 3.5 at ISO 500 and shutter speed 1/500 - 1/2500.  I edited them in Lightroom using One Willow presets and my exposure brush and a brush for light skin softening. 


Teri said...

So very pretty! Love these!

Life with Kaishon said...

They are so beautiful and her dress...WOW! Absolutely gorgeous.

Sophi Belle said...

Oh my, she is precious!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

She is so beautiful Ginnie!!! Love the joy you captured here:)



Jaymi said...

oh wow, these are stunning shots!!! I love those flowers and the light you captured!

living out His love said...

Very, very pretty! You are working with my favorite equipment :-) Stopping by from Sunday Snapshot!

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