Monday, October 24, 2011

Frost flees its icy form

This week's first fall frost quickly turned to water drops on the grass leaves in the yard.  The sun had only to peak through the tree leaves and the icy cover was ready to shift shapes.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Flies in the backfield, two by tow

Just a supposition here, but, I'm thinking these flies are practicing for their big game this weekend against the reigning champion fleas.  It seems to me to involve too many in the backfield -- it must be some kind of flea-flicker play.  

The water-lily in the nearby pond gives them a feel for playing in a dome, I suspect.  Notice how big their front line is.  How would you like to be a flea and face those heavyweight hovers?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Porch sitters see Beaumont skyline from new center

The downtown skyline of Beaumont frames the sky from the porch of the new Civic Center which is nearly completion.  The grey expanse in the foreground will be a small lake, giving a reflection of the downtown-sky ensemble.  It should make for some very poetic photography.

Friday, October 21, 2011

New Civic Center captures skyline

The new Beaumont Civic Center at the edge of downtown is starting to take shape.  The big glass front of the building overlooks Beaumont's skyline.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Great Egret makes a statement

This Great Egret seems to be making a statement, standing on the wildlife management area sign in marshes near Bridge City, TX.