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Crossroads' flower power: Readers submit fields of images

April 12, 2012 at midnight
Updated April 14, 2012 at 11:15 p.m.

St. Mary's Catholic CemeteryBeautiful bluebonnets in a small cemetery in Fredericksburg.

So how do you pick a winning photo of wildflowers when any photo of a wildflower is pretty?

Well, it's difficult - that's for sure.

The Advocate received more than 80 submissions of wildflowers in the area. Indian paintbrushes, bluebonnets and other literal "wild" flowers are some of the biggest our area sees.

Some people shot photos of fields blanketed in an opaque sea of bluebonnets, while others focused their photos on the detail of the flower or the insects on these wildflowers.

Then you have the children, pets and even adults taking their spring portraits in fields across the Crossroads.

For its next photo contest, The Advocate focuses on a subject even more beautiful than any wildflower - mom.

What photo shows why your mom is special? Send us the picture that captures Mom's spirit, and tell us why. The mom with the best picture and story will win two free movie passes. We'll publish as many of the photos as we can on Mother's Day. Submit photos to Your Photos at VictoriaAdvocate.com by 5 p.m. May 2. Remember, it's essential to tell us who is in the photo and the story behind it.

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