Wednesday, April 30, 2014

My Top Picks for the 2014 Spring Wildflowers

Most of these were taken in Guadalupe county, and a couple were taken in Gonzales county. Each season has it's star blooms and blossoms. Spring features the bluebonnet, with a supporting cast of Indian paintbrush, coreopsis, phlox and assorted daisies. Of course, Texans are highly partial to the bluebonnet, but as you can see, there are some other awesome wildflowers to be found during the spring season. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Seguin Trade Days and Earth Day Celebration (Part 2 of 2)

Yesterday, I posted an eclectic mix of Trade Day shots. Today, I give you more of the same whimsical mix of images. My favorite from today's batch is the first one, this shot of a very cool dude. He graciously allowed me to take a couple of shots, posing for me like a professional cool guy. 

I met so many nice folks, and all were kind and accomodating. Some of them probably thought I was a little eccentric, since I didn't always want them to stop what they were doing. This lady, for example, thought I wanted her to look up and smile for the camera. When I asked her to continue to feed her little one, she grinned shyly, then self-consciously continued feeding her son. 

The headlining band came from Austin, I was told, and we all know about Austinites keeping Austin weird. These guys hammed it up for me without any prompts at all. Yep, they could be from Austin.

 This little boy and his brother played with their bows and arrows all morning long. I don't know which group was responsible for the bow and arrow craft, but I can attest to it being a hit with the kids.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Seguin Trade Days and Earth Day Celebration (Part 1 of 2)

Twice a year, Seguin hosts Trade Days at the Central Park. There are lots of vendors selling food, crafts, clothes, furniture and much more. This Trade Day event was paired up with Earth Day celebrations, so there were also booths showing how to recylce, how to go green, how to plant and grow flowers and food, and other recycle and conservation tips. 

Here is a sampling of Trade Days seen through my camera lens….lots of people, some of the booths, and a few of our favorite downtown buildings and icons.