The last days of summer are here and winter not far behind. I can say I am happy with this, I am ready for some winter nature photography with unusual weather. I am enjoying the winter migration of all that move south.Outside my cave widow has been a busy scene the past few days with all the South bound traffic.
The butterflies,bees and hummers are filling up for the journey south.Each day I have new species of all. The Mississippi Kites have already moved south from here.They always move within a few days ether side of "Labor Day".
Monday, September 12, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The past two days the "Flying Gardens" returned to my "Texas Wildflower Gardens" in my yard. Several years ago I ordered the East Texas blend and now I just wait for them to re-produce with little care, the Hummers and Butterflies love them. From my cave window I can see three gardens while I write and edit my photographs, at this moment I also see three Mississippi Kites flying overhead with a thunderhead in the background.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Rain is falling here at the cave, Mother is washing her gifts once again. I am enjoying watching the drops fall and the birds at the feeder just outside my window.The blue-jays are feeding in the heavy rain and resembles some other black bird. The hummers are back and we have their feeders hanging. From my patio we watch the birds feeding and the Mississippi Kites flying overhead.
Life is made for peace and quite and enjoying the wild nature that surrounds us.Here in my cave I am surrounded by bird books for identification and they are beginning to show wear and tare. Soon the weather will support the butterfly's when the temperatures remain warm the entire day.I wish I could enjoy these scenes with no clutter from humans in the background.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Today I went searching for new wildlife to photograph and had little luck. We have storms moving in and the next two weeks look like monsoons will be the order of the days. I am ready to travel north to the hills of Arkansas to visit and photograph. The next visit I am going to explore some new locations for different subjects.
Today was cloudy and storms threatened all day and the wildlife was hold up some other places than where I looked. I did find that the nutria has another bunch of little ones (this is normal for them). In the river bottoms were an abundance of red wing blackbirds. In the swamp where we have photographed lately there is little water and the ducks have moved on, however, we did see two American geese in the growth.
I plan to brave the monsoons and go north and watch the eagle to see if the eaglets have hatched, they should be by now.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
The sunshine arrived after many days of rain and I went to the boonies looking for old and new friends to watch and photograph. The hawk was on the nest and the gators were out. The warm temperature brought the gators out to sun. Spotted one American goose alone in one of the backwater sloughs.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
The Eagles are moving farther south each day. Today I located and photographed a Bald on a lake I have been photographing on for the last few months, it is loaded with ducks of all kind and today their set the eagle on the bank in some back water from the flood rains. One never knows what critter will be produced for you to photograph. It takes patience and going back over and over.
- I am a retired investigator that escaped the society of phonies and seek the simple life. I eat, sleep and dream of nature and nature photography. I love mountain streams, valleys and solitude. Good books by Muir, Thoureau, Abby and Sigurd Olson. I enjoy American Indian flute music, Nakai,John Two-Hawks, and many others. I detest rude people, crowds and know-it-all's. "If your pasture is green you do not have to tell everyone" silence is bliss.