For the Love of Nature

I stand at the banks of the waterway at Kingfisher Lookout, and spot a field of blackbirds perched on golden stalks. Red-winged blackbirds abound in Texas in the winter months. At home, they symbolize the return of summer. We are at the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park – acres and acres of trails and exploration […]

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Lens-Artists: Landscapes

The glory of travel is in the ever-changing landscape. A reminder that there is always something to discover, whether venturing outside or in.

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Unexpected

The plan is to go fishing off the pier at Rockport Beach. I load up my walker for the journey out over the water, anticipating a day of action shots – immortalizing the excursion as I’m known to do. The early morning rain clouds are dissipating and a swarm of Black Skimmers parades overhead as […]

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Lens-Artists Challenge: Curves

We bend to accommodate the inflexible,or as tribute to water’s flow, softly curve… A downward curve or upward lift – subtle cuesto differentiate breed or species – so clever! (Lens-Artists Photo a Week challenge is curves.)

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Travels

First frost we are plotting –elaborate schemes to escapewinter’s unforgiving chill. Palm trees and blue waters,the flight of parading pelicans –such allure for aging Northerners. Years past, we have travelled far –Europe, Scandinavia, and Mediterranean –this season, Texas has captured our hearts. (For Lens-Artists challenge: my travels.)

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Reflections for Lens-Artists

Winter came early to our part of the world this year, her frosty fingers freezing the landscape – river becoming a perfect mirror to capture the greys of the season. Even though I’ve used this photo before, I love the way the window displays both what’s inside – the wings – and what’s outside – […]

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Seasonal Blooms

Spring to me is daffodils – bright harbingers of sunnier days. Summer is the vibrant pop of lilies lining gardens and roadways.  In autumn, flowers adapt the colour of the changing trees Winter blankets all in white, except of course, for these: (This seasonal floral tour is inspired by Lens-Artists Challenge: seasonal.)

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