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B ‘n B: not bed and breakfast, but a familiar springtime ritual in Texas

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People Photographing Baby in Bluebonnets 5865

Today being April Fool’s Day, I thought I’d do something different and bring you a photograph with people as well as wildflowers in it. I don’t know any of the people shown here along FM 971 in Georgetown on March 30, but they’re engaged in a springtime routine that’s familiar in this part of the world: find a field of bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis, plunk your kid(s) down in it, and blast away taking pictures. The ritual reaches its peak at Easter, with the posed children decked out in their Sunday best.

The three women that you see on the left side of the closer group in this picture were all using cell phones; only the woman in the unrelated group in the back—plus me, of course—was using a “real” camera. The times they are a-changin’ when it comes to photography, but not to the act of photographing b ‘n b (babies in bluebonnets).

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 1, 2014 at 6:01 AM

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