Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Texas Bluebonnets and Shelby

The bluebonnets seemed to be more lush this year, maybe it was how the rains came. The park where we photographed the bluebonnets had sweeping masses of the state's official wild flower. Many people do not know it is against the law to pick these beauties.
We had so much fun the day we photographed Shelby in the bluebonnets. She was just so well behaved and all the photos were exceptional. It was hard to pick the few I chose to place on the site. She is definitely a very photogenic pup.

This picture captures her in that happiness she share with us. I have seen this face a million times and her expression always mkes me smile.

Texas Butterflies Arrive for Dinner

Lovely, colorful buterflies adorn my dinning table.
They are fluttering on every possible surface.
Flowered Lenox vases contain an assortment of brillantly
bright butterflies.

Paul Cardew's butterfly teapot is the center
of the butterfly themed table.

Lenox "Butterfly Meadow" chinaware creates a lovely
design with six different salads and dinner plate motifs.
Each place setting has a vibrant green placemat and a
complimentary napkin. Each napkin ring has an attached

The above setting is another example of the the
Lenox tableware. The green glassware
was a "99 Cent Store" purchase, what a bargain!
The flatware has a soft green palette.

Here is a closer look at the Lenox vase and the flurry of butterflies.

My favorite butterflies are from the porcelain company
Villeroy and Boch.

These two closeups are examples of the detail of the hand painting.