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field of yellow.

March 15th | family, photography

you know how much i am loving yellow lately, right?

so when i saw all these yellow wildflowers popping up in a field nearby, i convinced my family to take some photos.

we went just before sunset. and light was so magical.

and everyone was happy and playful. so it was the perfect setting for taking pics together.

and then we went out for mexican food afterwards. yum.

i love yellow, i love sunsets and i love my little family.

even though we are a little bit crazy and very imperfect. it’s good.

those pics of matthias running through the field keeping making me want to cue the little house on the prairie music. i grew up watching that show, how about you?

75 Responses

  1. Traci says:

    Loved little house on the prairie….I still do! Your pictures are gorgeous! How do you take your family pictures? Is it on a timer or what? I love them…the weather looks wonderful! I’m so ready for spring.

  2. Oh Lisa, I am a bit teary seeing these photos of your simply wonderful family and reading your reflections!

    What a special time in your lives that you have embraced and that you celebrate!

    And yes, I watched Little House growing up. (And watched many re-run episodes when, during my freshman year in college, I had an hour break in between two classes, exactly when the show was on. How funny to remember that!)

  3. Nicole says:

    I love the pictures! You and your family are just beautiful! Yes, I too grew up watching Little House on the Prairie. I loved that show!

  4. Lori Danelle says:

    Yellow followed by Mexican.


  5. Paige says:

    The photos are just beautiful!

  6. Kelly says:

    Love your pictures. I loved that show as well! I also got to go see Laura Ingall Wilders house and museum when we were traveling across the states. Oh, the memories. : )

  7. Alice says:

    Lisa I just love your photos! But my nose is twitching from the virtual pollen.

    Yes, I loved the Little House on the Prairie show. My girls have the books.

  8. AmyRa says:

    Beautiful family pictures! Great captures. And I grew up with LHOTP. Loved that show and never missed an episode.

  9. Brianna says:

    Your family is so precious, Lisa! We miss you guys!

    And, YES, watched Little House as a kid. LOVED that show!!!

  10. Gussy says:

    I grew up watching re-runs, does that count? ;]

  11. Pam says:

    Beautiful pictures! Wonderful fields of mustard? I live on some of the land where “Little House” was filmed-fun. The series of childrens books based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s story are wonderful too.

  12. Catlyn says:

    Beautiful family and pictures! :)

  13. Lisa,
    Your photos are beautiful. That field is amazing. Just as everyone above commented, very Little House like.


  14. Little House on the Prairie was my life as a child. Loved the show and books. Incredible field and the perfect little family! Thanks for sharing your views!

  15. Ani says:

    these pics are magical!!!! thanks for sharing.

  16. Anne says:

    Like Alice(above) I am actually sitting here with an icepack on my pounding head…beacuase as much as I love Spring and all the new leaves and trees…they are giving me lots of headaches. It won’t stop me from going outside though!
    Love all the Little House books…and Matthias just needs a change of clothes and one of those hats Alfred(?) used to wear and he’d be right there.

  17. Awwww…..lovely pictures Lisa! Your family is adorable.

  18. Barbara, Vienna says:

    So lovely pictures of you and your family! Greetings from Austria and hope to see you tomorrow with wiww!

  19. Erin Leigh says:

    Lisa, love these sweet pictures with your family! SO sweet. and what good sports they are. i know how hard it is to get everyone to play along! this is no small feat.

  20. paige says:

    oh lisa these are magical indeed!!!
    i love that you are such an inspiration to me. your joyful spirit just saturates each & every entry and each & every creation.
    these are my most favorite of all your images. ever.
    surely the leonard home will have a ginormous canvas of this magical day together!!

  21. dawn says:

    these are perfectly wonderful pictures, Lisa! They radiate warmth–the yellow, the love, the sunset. Treasures, indeed.

    I particularly love how David is with his daddy…

    Oh, and I’m with you on the Little House theme song…I’m sure half-pint will be running through the field behind Matthias!

  22. Ah, so beautiful, Miss Lisa! I’m digging the yellow, too. Hooray for bright cheeriness and family pics amongst wildflowers!

  23. Susan says:

    That family picture is portrait worthy! And the one of just the two of you is lovely as well. ‘Little House’- Yes, I remember the series well!

  24. Marcia says:

    Beautiful family photos!! I have some little yellow flowers on my blog post today too…they just say “Spring” don’t they?

  25. Charmaine says:

    i saw Little House on the Prairie in South Africa in the ’80’s while pregnant with my little ones – in SA – in the southern parts – Western Cape – we farm with CANOLA – also has yellow flowers – i now live in the Norhern parts of SA – and your American flowers made me so homesick!!!! the photo of you and your husband is lovely – lucky you – surrounded by love ….. and yellow flowers xxxxx

  26. Melanie says:

    Lisa, your family is so beautiful. The first one – of all of you in the field of yellow flowers – is simply gorgeous. Should be in a magazine. :-) Makes me smile just to look at it. God bless you!

  27. melody says:

    what a perfect day and what a perfect way to end it…mexican food! your photos are lovley as is your sweet family

  28. Tamara says:

    all time favorite show…the books too! and yes…i hear the music too when i look at those pictures!

  29. sarah says:

    i absolutely LOVE the first picture of your sweet little family of 4! life doesn’t get much better than that, does it?

    can’t wait to see more of your home decor line!!!

  30. Kristin says:

    These pics are beautiful :) Spring is almost here!!!

  31. Amazing pictures! Nice work! I love YELLOW too and I’m so jealous you have beautiful flowers where you live! We’re still covered in snow here!

  32. Leigh says:

    Oh how I miss Laura Ingalls and her family. I watched growing up and even my older brother loved Little House….he’d die if I told anyone that!
    Love the pics and REALLY lovin’ that cute little top your wearing!

  33. Katy says:

    wow they are magical!

  34. Um – I LOVE THIS! And I love how willing your family seems to take pictures. :)

  35. Claire says:

    Loved that show – and these photos!


  36. We love yellow too! Thought you’d enjoy this!
    ~Kristin and Chris Ann

  37. MelissaF says:

    Oh yes, definitely Little House!! I love these flowers. We have them pop up in a field near here and you’ve given me the idea to take my family out in them! Of course, ours aren’t up yet cuz it’s still too cold, but soon…

  38. Nicole says:

    I grew up watching it and I still do when I see the re-runs. Love that show. Pretty pictures!

  39. mary says:

    these shots are gorgeous, lisa. i looove the yellow and that great top youre wearing! :)

  40. wendy says:

    Gorgeous pictures Lisa!

  41. Halley says:

    Love the pics… yellow keeps popping up in our home too! Loved Little House when I was little and now am introducing it to my own kids. We have bought Seasons 1-3 on Amazon. And my girls have fallen in love, and so have I (again).

  42. Brooke says:

    Iā€™m totally in LOVE with the photos Lisa!!! Not only because you and your family are ADORABLE but the pretty yellow flowers are so cheery and warm! Here in MN we are still under several inches of snow and today is dreary and rainy. Thanks for bringing me a touch of spring today!

    P.S. I can hear the theme song to Little House on the Prairie playing in my mind right now… music to my ears, loved that show!

  43. Pamela says:

    I call those flowers “happy flowers” and when I pass by a field of them, I can barely contain myself. I feel like Maria in the Sound of Music! I love, love, love them!!

  44. Teri Smith says:

    Love you pictures, and love Little house on the prairie.. So envious of your beautiful weather, and you fields of yellow!

  45. Kelly H-Y says:

    Those are some GORGEOUS family pics! What a treasure!

  46. yes, i grew up with little house on the prairie. :)

    precious pictures, lisa!

  47. AmandaW. says:

    Lisa these pictures are wonderful love the yellow …. great call on making the famliy get out there. sounds like you all had a wonderful time

  48. Jen says:

    I can hear it now!

  49. Gertha Cook says:

    I lovvvve Little House on the Prairie(: Beautiful pics!

  50. Gertha Cook says:

    I lovvvve Little House on the Prairie(: Beautiful pics!

  51. Um…not only did I LOVE Little House on the Prairie but I also dressed up as Laura for Halloween one year.

  52. Jani says:

    All the photos are beautiful. The second photo is absolutely AWESOME, you couldn’t have captured a more sweet, loving moment.

  53. irene says:

    these pictures just brightened my day. thank you lisa!!

  54. Kelli says:

    you look fab!

    I loooveeed Laura Ingalls! I wanted to be her. And I just couldn’t stand Nelly!

    My kindergartener and I are reading the series together now. Love it! When we are done, we’re going to a nearby working “pioneer farm” near Mt. Rainier! Hurry, hurry!

  55. <3 Little house on the Prarie. My husband says I'm the only one who watches it, so I'm glad to see I'm not alone any more :)

  56. love the pictures! i went to a field full of yellow wildflowers this morning to take some pictures – makes a beautiful backdrop :)

    and i used to love little house!

  57. Nikol says:

    Yellow’s MY favorite color too!!

    I randomly stumbled to your blog and fell in love with it a few weeks ago! I was looking at your topics and saw “San Luis Obispo!” I’m a Cal Poly student about to graduate! I love how the blogging world brings people near and far together.

    Beautiful jewelry and lovely blog. =)

  58. Michele says:

    Beautiful! I love a field of wildflowers. They can’t help but make a girl happy.

  59. Kristin says:

    You live in a very beautiful place! I have that thought often when reading your blog :) and it looks like you definitely take advantage of that!

  60. Misty says:

    All of these are wonderful! (did you use a timer or a friend?) The first one is my favorite-it really shows each member of your sweet fam so truly.
    Yes, I would expect to hear the theme music too!

  61. Kat says:

    LOVE these shots. I would say they are absolutely perfect!
    Who took them Lisa?

  62. Gramma Teetise says:

    Just want to say I won one of your necklaces thru a blog site and I absolutely love it. Now I see you and your family and how lucky you are for them and they are for you. A beautiful family and wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  63. Katie says:

    I, too, love yellow!

    These photos are dreamy. Simply gorgeous!

  64. JENNA says:

    Lisa, That is a huge field of wild mustard! The greens are delicious in a stir fry, and even the flowers are edible. Thought you might want to know since you seem to have it in spades somewhere near you!

  65. Jen says:

    Yes to Little House on the Prairie. Such a great show. But a bigger YES to these family pics! You are all so adorable and your love for each other just shines in these pictures.

  66. Susan says:

    Magical was a beautiful way to describe this photo session! Make that a perfect way! Your family is blessed to have one another!

  67. kristin says:

    I absolutely love these photos of your precious family!
    Love the 1st photo of all 4 of you, it just captures all of you with pure love!
    So happy you were able to make these photo’s happen, now another fun part, going out to Tj Max for some funky frames and putting these photo’s all over the house (:

  68. Kara says:

    Hi Lisa, I’m in your Indie Biz class! I always love the yellow flowers in bloom. In Germany they call them Raps, not sure what they are called in the states… heh. I’m curious about your use of the name Matthias, did you get it from a German relative or something? I had never heard it before living in Germany, it’s now my favorite boy name…

    Your photos are beautiful. It’s pleasure to stop by and look at them, it’s great inspiration. thanks for sharing!

    • Lisa Leonard says:

      hi kara! it’s the greek version of matthew. and matthias has an uncle matthew-but we decided to change it up a bit. xo

      • Kara says:

        Interesting! It’s a very popular name out here! We have an uncle Matthew as well… same thought pattern there about changing it up slightly. Neato!

  69. Gitte says:

    Hi :)

    I just want to compliment your photoes! :)
    The family photo in the fields is SOOOO NIIICE!!!! The nicest photo in a year on your blog! šŸ˜‰
    …among all your wonderful photoes and collages!

    Billions of blessings to you!

  70. Sarah-Anne says:

    i have all the seasons of little house!! we need to get together and have a marathon, stat! šŸ˜€

  71. Cristi says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these photos in the yellow flower field. Gotta find me a field of yellow flowers!

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