I rarely get to visit my parent's ranch in the spring. Everything is in bloom and I have horrible allergies,so I usually avoid it. But I really wanted to go down there for Mother's day to spend some time with my momma and thankfully my allergies (with the help of my meds) were good to me. On Saturday while my dad was having his blacksmith thing, my mom asked if I wanted to drive around the land and take my camera. She thought I might like seeing all the wildflowers in bloom and she wanted to check on her wild blackberry bushes to make sure she would have a good crop this year.
It was such a beautiful day!! Look at that sky! It was the perfect shade of blue and fields were the perfect spring green dotted with tiny yellow and purple flowers, baby's breath, and orange indian paintbrush.
I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've actually seen indian paintbrush in person. I wish they had more of it popping up everywhere. It's such a pretty color. The wind made it really difficult to get a non-blurry shot. The shutter was on it's fastest setting and still had problems. I should have changed to my 50mm lens but I didn't take it on the ride.
After our drive through the fields, we went to this little trail that I've always loved. I think it's the most magical looking place on their property (not counting the place we got married).
It has this tiny creek which is usually dried up but they had just had some heavy rains so it made it even better. I also really like the way the dappled sunlight spreads throughout this area. I just want to take a blanket and read there. The tree at the bottom right looked like it had a little burrow at the bottom. I wondered what kind of animal had been sleeping there.
It's times like these I wish I had the wide angle lens I've been coveting for two years. I'll get it one day and it's not like the ranch is going anywhere.
I kind of missed the cows. They sold them before the wedding and they moved off of the property in October. I didn't miss their piles of poop everywhere though! It was nice not having to watch my step.