Sharing the beauty of the world through photography and writings.
"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. " .... Ansel Adams
Welcome to my blog for photographers and nature lover's around the world. I hope you enjoy my chitter chatter about life, nature, gardening...and a little bit of kitchen.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pretty in Pink

I expected to see these at Brazos Bend State Park when I ventured there this weekend. I didn't. Not a single one. I found them an enclosed fenced area near the gulf in a factory yard that was a bit wet.

It's amazing how 'roseated' they can really get some years. Breathtaking. Fascinating. Simply awesome.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Brazos Bend State Park

Herons. Frogs. And Alligators. Oh, my.

Brazos Bend State Park, Texas. If you ever get to the Houston area, this is a park you don't want to miss. It offers a lot of wildlife for your viewing. No matter what time of the year.

Spring...a plethora of migrating birds.

Spring and Summer. Alligators. Frogs and Herons...of every type...are abundant and wonderful to watch as they dine.

Fall...more migration.

Winters...well..what is winter in Houston but a place where some of our avian friends winter over at so be sure to check it out.

You won't regret it.

I miss being close enough to enjoy it when I really need it.

It is one of my most favorite parks and a must visit for me every time I am in the area, if even for just an hour or two.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Life's Little Wonders

She's the newest addition to our lives. Another beautiful person brought to us to liven up our lives, give us a fresh perspective, make us smile, cry, upset us, make us so happy we are surrounded by those that we are surrounded with...including her. She has already learned how to do that. She's a smarty. She. Will. Move. Mountains. Love and kisses Lucinda June.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Water Falls

I love waterfalls. I love to sit and listen to them. Especially if they are surrounded by the woods, birds singing, wind blowing. I've been trying my hand at catching them in that silky flow that so many photographers catch them in. It's a trick. A challenge. A fun one at that. Finding just the right setting of aperture and shutter speed in just the right light.

If it's bright out (I prefer an overcast day, or atleast not a bright sunny day), aperture needs to be closed down and the shutter speed has to be slowed. Again, you have to find the right combination of settings on both. Trial and error. If it's bright out, it's difficult to tell. Even viewing the white balance has given me the wrong perception.

Mostly...patience. Sometimes a lot of shots and possibly even a return trip.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Faces of Our Flower World

I think this is one of the most wonderful things that I enjoy about 'up close and personal' photography....the different faces that can be discovered. This is one of many new 'flower faces' I have discovered in the 'macro' world. This face resides on my desk at work..providing smiles whenever it decides to visit.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Reflecting on Spring

It seems spring might finally be here or it's just teasing us. It's a wonderful tease though. One of my favorite times of the year. The snow has melted leaving behind pockets of ponds where reflections are magic and mystical. One of my most favorite things to photograph. Sometimes you have to really look for them. Other times....they just pop out and holler my name.

Then there are those things nature has left behind from 'times gone by'. This nest looks so new and yet...I can't imagine it was from this year. The birds are just returning. The snow just melted...for the most part.

Even though the trees are still bare and the ground is barely warm, the trails are calling. Arms open wide. Just making one wonder what is at the other end.