Police departments across Texas are posing in bluebonnets for fun pictures, but also to remind you to be safe while taking your own photos.
You can find them by typing in #backthebluebonnets into your social media site of choice. These truly are the ones that just keep on giving.
TIPS for taking bluebonnet pics:
- Don't stop on the side of the highway. Find a safe place to park and to take your photos.
- Don't trespass on private property
- Look for critters: bees, ants, snakes
- Best lighting is in the morning (before 10am) and afternoon (after 4)
- Think about wearing long pants so kids don't get itchy from the grasses
- Think solids when planning outfits to not distract from the beauty of the flowers
- Take action shots too, because they can turn out to be the most memorable
Even though the bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas, there is no law against picking them, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. However, there are some areas where it is illegal or against the rules like private property or a state park.