Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bunny in the Bluebonnets

Not sure how it's happened, but I've grown up having quite possibly the most unoriginal nicknames known to man.  It started my sophmore year in high school at the State FFA Convention.  I was running around the hotel with some other girls and when a cute group of boys asked me my name I replied "Barbie".  They didn't believe me, so I made up this entire about how my parents had been crazy hippies and my name in fact was Barbie, not Barbara, and I had a big brother named Ken and a little sister named Skipper.  The nickname stuck and I was called Barbie for years after that.  In fact when I visit home I still have a few friends that call me that.

The next one isn't anymore original, but has had staying power of 13 years now.  Bunny......  When I was about 19 I had a friend who got in the habit of calling her boyfriend Honey Bunny.  I became Sugar Bunny.  And another guy she dated was The Great Big Bunny.  Every Easter she used to buy the bag of Sweet Tarts Chicks, Ducks, and Bunnies and give them to me because they contained Sugar Bunnies.  Honey Bunny and The Great Big Bunny lost their novelty over time but because she had so many friends name Amanda my nickname got shortened to Bunny and everyone in that group of friends calls me Bunny to this day.

So I've also mentioned that I model on occassion.  About two weekends ago I headed out to see the Texas Bluebonnets with two of my favorite photogs to see what we could come up with.  This entire set was called A Beautiful Bunny in the Bluebonnets.  So I had to tell you the backstory of Bunny to make this post make sense.

The absolutely fabulously talented Tommy Lyles took the following pics of me.  If you want to see more of his work check out his FB page


  1. Nice photos. The bluebonnets are a little past their peak here, aren't they? It always amazes me how they go from nothing to full bloom and back in just a few weeks.

  2. This was their first wkend in bloom, i'l have to post pics showing them n all their blue glory! Indian paintbrushes too n some purple flower we couldnt id.