Saturday, April 28, 2012

Unflying dragon

A dragon-fly takes a rest at the tip of leaf, before he resumes his wandering search for food.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Trapping the stars in time

These two seed bearing stars are trapped in a spider's web, two feet above the forest floor.  Their only hope now is a rain storm that can deliver them to earth and their call to destiny.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Get your red on -- Northern Cardinal

This beautiful, colorful, male Northern Cardinal has been an infrequent visitor to my bird feeder.  Notice all the seeds on the ground.  Those sparrows that do the most eating are messy eaters.  It seems they push everything out of the way except sunflower seeds and corn.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Ravishing rabbits wrap Nanny in love

After we took the "Nanny and grand-kids' pictures,"  Sophie and Sullivan wanted to take an Easter picture.  Notice the rabbit ears.  Very bunny.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A child's enchantment

Grandpa's hat, a cane stick, a boardwalk, and all the imagination a five-year-old can tap into being on a warm spring day.  A magic place. A place where you invite enchanting thoughts and give them comfort.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Even bull riders use their heads in a pinch.

From the South Texas State Fair in Beaumont, TX last week  -- you can use your head to get out of any predicament, including a ton of bull.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Mother bird defends her eggs from Easter kids

A Killdeer defends her nest this past Saturday as dozens of children descended on the field for an Easter Egg hunt.  Of course, the curious children just raised the bird's anxiety level.  Mother and eggs were soon safe and alone, near a lone tree in the field at a local church.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bronco riding: ride, do not fly.

The goal in riding a bucking horse is to always go the way the horse does,  A goal that is often not achievable.  Especially for a horse that has a lot of experience and bumping and grinding simultaneously to send a cowboy packing.  The scene is from the South Texas State Fair in Beaumont, a couple weeks back.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Reptilian flower-walker shows his stuff.

This photo serves to purposes.  To show you the beautiful day-lilies blooming in my back yard.  Also, I want to introduce you to my legendary flower-walker, Bif.   That's not his real name, but despite my efforts, he refuses to tell me what is real name is.  He is, however, a genuine flower-walker.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Why did the chicken go to the Fair?

"Okay, let me see if I got this right.  They want to see how good looking I am, and see how well shaped I am?  Why would they want to do that?"  The wondering foul was at the South Texas State Fair in Beaumont, TX last week.  No doubt by now he has gotten his answer.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Rodeo bull bumps burn in memory

We were at the South Texas State Fair in Beaumont Friday night for the Rodeo and all the other fun.  The Rodeo definitely did not disappoint.  The bulls were giving the riders some bumps they will remember for a long time.