Thursday, April 3, 2008

I am definitely my mother's daughter...

So my poppy photo from yesterday was taken on the side of the road. The light was so perfect as I was driving home from my tutoring appointment on Tuesday evening that I had to stop. The best part was that I was spotted by my friend and her family as they drove by. They couldn't figure out what I was doing crouched down on the side of the road!
Yesterday I made my friend stop on the side of the highway (don't worry, we actually pulled off on a side street) so that I could take more photos of wildflowers. The California poppies and the purple vetch were so beautiful together. Earlier in the day we also saw purple columbine and poppies growing together, but that was on the side of the highway on-ramp where there was road construction so we thought we better not stop!

~California poppies just make me happy.~

You can find beautiful flowers anywhere!

If you know my mom then you know that taking photos on the side of the road is something she would do and actually has done. Sometimes you just need to stop and appreciate the beauty of nature- even if it is on the side of a busy, noisy freeway! My suggestion for the day is to go find your own bit of spring. It might surprise you where you can find it if you just look hard enough.

I am signing off until Monday when I will be back with another art show and a set of notebooking pages to go along with it! Have a great weekend everyone.


live4evermom said...

Great picture taking Amanda. Everytime I see a poppy picture I think of you all.

Miss you all very much.

Marsha said...

What a beautiful yellow that is!

If you ever get a chance, come to TX in early April when the bluebonnets and indian paintbrushes are in full bloom!

Tina said...

That is too funny. I can totally see myself doing this type of thing too.

Those pictures are beautiful.

WAHOO! Another art show with notebooking pages! You know where I will be on Monday!


PS: beads arrived safely. Thanks so much! BTW, I love your handwriting. :o)