Friday, April 29, 2011

A peak inside a flower

A peak inside a flower. How was I to know there was a party going on?

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Shredded hope

This is another shot from that amazing sunset this past weekend.  With the way the clouds were shredded I expected some wet weather.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

By the dawn's early light.

A cool, windy, morning walk to the State Capitol a couple weeks ago for a Leadership Southeast Texas Event yielded this shot.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Seeing eye-to-eye

My little friend at work doesn't run off so fast anymore. He does, however, consider 20 feet to be a good distance to stay away  -- especially if it involves a little elevation.  I try not to scare him by coming close, but we make good eye contact.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

The road side nectar trade

Even the small flowers along the way are marketing their wares to any skyfaring nectar hunter.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Folded, spindled, mutilated and pierce clouds.

It was a very strange sunset the other night with winds shreding clouds in to tethers with sharps winds aloft.  This is a straight up shot that lost some of its blueness in trying to bring out the clouds. Notice the jet piercing it's way across the sky.  I can't even imagine what the heavens looked like from up there.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A pair of lounging Black Vultures

I was just a short walk into the woods when I heard something behind me.  I turned around to see these Black Vultures only about 30 feet away and almost at my eye level.   I don't know how I missed them when i walked past.  I was surprise to even get my camera up high enough to get this shot off before they swooped away to a nearby tree.

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Barbs, blooms and bugs along the byways

Another along-the-road-to-Austin shot.  it Spring and this Cactus is taking full advantage of the opportunity. It you can see it, there is a spider web strung like a bridge across the top buds-- no spot on earth is too remote or dangerous for these industrious insects

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Monday, April 11, 2011

River Adventures

Coming through the lock at the Neches River Saltwater Barrier is the Cardinal River Adventures Boat to pick up a group for a tour in the swamps and bayous in Southeast Texas.  Normally the Cardinal embarks at the Beaumont Riverfront Park, but construction has moved that.  The boat does group and public tours to expose locals and visitors to habitats and natural settings in the Golden Triangle.  The land inside the Saltwater Barrier at the end of Bigner Road is itself a nice place for a nature adventure. Several small ponds in the area are favorites for bank-fishers.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Baby Boy Buser and nanny

We have a new grandson.  Shawn and Sarah had a 6 lb. 15 ounce baby boy, who was 19 inches with a head full of hair.  In the photo, my wife, Nanny Buser, beams with pride. In case your wondering, the name is still pending. In this picture, the newest Buser was about 12 hours old.

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Dowtown Beaumont -- blooming library

This downtown shot of Beaumont's Tyreall Historical Libarary was taken just before Spring sprung. I actually shot this photo a few weeks ago.  Sometimes I don't get around to posting a photo for a while.  Some of them I never get to.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Heart-gone, felled in the forest.

Not even good for lumber anymore, this tree, felled in the forest, shows signs of having lost its heart(wood).

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In the still, of the flashlight...

I was just playing with a new lens set -- actually an old lens set: a Minolta OM lens with and adapter to fit my E-510.  You are very observant.  I could wait to try it out.  So I used a flash.  Problem was that it was so dark I couldn't see the flower enough to focus on it.  So I held a flash light in my armpit.  Turns out I was pretty pleased, although a flash at night on a flower can leave that shiny surface.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cactus needling upward

Along the highway the other day, I spotted this cactus doing its best Spring impression -- prickling upward and protecting its turf.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Life on a tree

I am not much of an expert on plants, but I suppose this hairy ball growing on a tree limb is a vermiliad of some kind.  The flowers looked pretty dried out for a Spring season.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

The roads are alive with the .....

You know its spring when... you can stop almost anywhere along the road and photo one of nature's beauties

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