Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Nature Happenings: Fall is Here

Nature Happenings: Fall is Here: This morning finally felt like fall arrived. Soon we will smell the aroma of hardwood burning in the fireplace and hear the geese flying sou...

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Fall is Here

This morning finally felt like fall arrived. Soon we will smell the aroma of hardwood burning in the fireplace and hear the geese flying south, that is when I like to wander through the wild. The butterflies and hummers are many here at my cave. I enjoy the Texas wild flowers I planted years ago. They re-produce each year with little work for me and they bring critters for me to watch and photograph. I so much enjoy the wilds of nature and the solitude it offers. Nothing can compare to a cool morning, cup of coffee and nature at your front door.
Today we went to Rick Evans W M A near Saratoga Arkansas to see what it had to offer in the way of wildlife and flowers. It was generous to us as nature usually is. I photographed Red Tail Hawks and butterflies, wildflowers and enjoyed the company. 

Blue Sky and Red Tail Hawks

Today was a great fall day with cool temperatures here at my cave. We decided to go check out the "Rick Evans WMA" in Arkansas. We arrived around noon and spotted a bunch of Red Tail Hawks over the area. I got some photos of them and then we found the butterflies (Monarch) and other species. The weather was so nice you wanted to remain all day.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Butterflies and Autumn

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". 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Butterflies Return to my Wildflower Garden

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.
I enjoy the wildflowers as much as the critters, today I got a bonus, I photographed a Hummingbird moth and a grasshopper on the blooms. There is always a challenge and a surprise awaiting in nature.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

From My Cave Window Today

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

New Grounds Rick Evans W L M A Arkansas

Eagle and Nest at Rick Evans conservation in Arkansas. Many wildflowers and song birds.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The storms have been plenty and the eagles have weathered the hail storms. In these photos they are attempting to dry their wings on a snag near their nest

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

Wild Boar and Bald Eagles

Went to the woods today to be with my friends. This Boar was a BIG dude. We were eye to eye and I was to slow  and shot his butt. 

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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.


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