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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018

Sunny flowers brighten backyard

The sunflowers in the backyard are really putting on a show this week.

Cotton puff sky highlights Ole Glory


I was watching the sky today as we moved around the city on chores.  This shot was while I was at Kinsel Ford dropping off a vehicle which needed repairs.  I was struck by the contrast between the cotton puff clouds in the  background and in the foreground the American flag flapping actively in the breezes brought in by a cool front.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Great Blue Heron ponders how to eat a catfish whole


Okay, you're a Great Blue Heron and you have caught a big catfish for your meal.  How do you eat it? 

Well, you play with it and poke it with your beak for about 20 minutes. (repeat poking and playing as necessary). Then you are ready for the "big swallow" (see bottom photo). 

This was taken at Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands and Boardwalk in Tyrrell Park in Beaumont, TX -- a popular birding spot.


Excuse the fuzziness -- but this heron was a long way away and wasn't going to tolerate me getting any closer (fearing I would steal his meal).

Monday, May 7, 2018

Alligator enjoys an after lunch nap at Cattail Marsh


This alligator at the Cattail marsh seemed to be enjoying a nap back a good ways from the viewing boardwalk.  He was up on the land to get more heat to help digest his meal of one of his marsh fellows.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sunset near the Indiana-Michigan border


This was a recent sunset from near the Indiana-Michigan border. The cool night seemed to make the colors crisper.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Posing lizards thumb noses at gravity.

My brick-scaling, gravity-defying, photo-posing lizards are very active this summer, in case you wanted to know.

They want you to know.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Driving into the Houston sunset


This is how things looked driving into the Houston, TX, sunset on the I-10 a few weeks back. Beautiful colors, but blinding views to have to maneuver through.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

Stools make great stomping for inside kids




This was a kids playground at a hospital we were at in Dallas last week where our 8th grandchild was born.

You get a better sense of the intense, playful activity from above.

Snow, silence and a white winter greet horses' hunt for grass.

This was the scene of our daughters ranch in Indiana earlier this week.  The snow eventually accumulated to 9+ inches.  I love the hush that falling snow pushes down. It looks like a White Christmas for her family.