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Crossroads area residents take to the camera for photos of blooming wildflowers

May 2, 2013 at 12:02 a.m.

In a field of blue. Bluebonnets on state Highway 95.

Deborah Orsak loves photography that has anything to do with the outdoors.

Nature, her nephew’s baseball game, you name it – but what really paid off was her photo of wildflowers in Goliad.

Orsak won a $250 gift certificate to Torin Bales Fine Jewelry for her photo of a field of wildflowers blooming on the side of a country road.

Orsak, a lifelong Victoria resident, said wildflowers have become fewer because of the drought, but when you find them, they are beautiful.

“I just really enjoy them. They’re pretty,” she said, adding her favorite is the Texas bluebonnet. “I take photos of anything that strikes my interest.”

Despite a dry spring, the response we received from residents with photos of the wildflowers that did bloom was amazing.

Indian paintbrushes, Indian blankets and dandelions brought to life a thirsty earth. If that was not enough, place a cute kid in the mix, and you've got a sweet spring mix.

Now, as the wildflowers are dwindling, it is time to look beyond them to something even more beautiful - our mothers.

For our current reader-submitted photo contest, we want to see photos of your most memorable moments with mom.

Submit your photos that show your most memorable moment to Your Photos at VictoriaAdvocate.com. Tell us why that moment was special.

The person who submits the winning photo will receive a $250 gift certificate to Torin Bales Fine Jewelry. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. May 15.

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