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Friday Afternoon in Spring at Old Baylor Park
(Washington County)

Or
Who Will Photograph the Photographers?

A Seasonal Note by Brewster Hudspeth
Independence TX Old Baylor Park Family amid Wildflower
Perfect body language for wildflower photography.
TE photo, April 2010
Located on the La Bahia Trail (presently designated as FM 390), the small park is just west of Independence, Texas. Consisting of just a few acres, which include the ruins of the old womenís dormitory, the park usually has wildflowers throughout the year, but especially in the Spring.

You can have the run of the place during the summer, but itís a different story during wildflower season. This collection of photos was taken during our Friday afternoon visit Ė or two circles around the parkís centerpiece Live Oak trees.

Our (Mexican) hats are off to these adventures who were smart enough to get a jump on weekend visitors. Although we normally donít include candid photographs in our content, everyone was having such a good time, we got caught up in the moment.

If youíre reading this after April and feel youíve missed the peak of the season, be assured that both park and trail can entertain year-round.

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Independence TX Old Baylor Park Father photographing son amid Wildflower
Father and son
TE photo, April 2010
Independence TX Old Baylor Park Friends amid Wildflower
Friends
TE photo, April 2010
Independence TX Old Baylor Park Bride and Broom amid Wildflower
Bride and Groom
TE photo, April 2010
Independence TX Old Baylor Park Family amid Wildflower
Extended Family
TE photo, April 2010
Independence TX Old Baylor Park gas station with wildflower
If you run short of babies or women, there's always a building or two.
TE photo, April 2010
Washington County Texas -  Women and bluebonnets
Viewing wasn't confined to Independence - these last two photos are from a commercial area in nearby Brenham.
TE photo, April 2010
Washington County Texas -  Mother and baby  in bluebonnets
Submersing a baby in Bluebonnets behind Wal-Mart
TE photo, April 2010

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