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“Our” Heron

Posted in Animals, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on November 20th, 2017 by judy

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“Our” heron visited us this morning in Rockport! S/he is not very happy with us since our dock disappeared. S/he prefers an actual dock to a post or the seawall, and our neighbor has dock remnants that suffice. But today s/he’s out hunting in our yard again, on the seawall. Looks a little cold… and forgot to comb its hair this morning…

Playing around with the Queen

Posted in Animals, Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Texas on November 8th, 2017 by judy

Queen Butterfly

Queen Butterfly on Lantana.  Wimberley, TX.

Monarch Butterfly on Lantana

Posted in Animals, Flowers and Plants, Texas on November 8th, 2017 by judy

Monarch Butterfly

I’ve been chasing butterflies.  I just love it when the Monarchs show up!

Brown Pelican

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on July 2nd, 2017 by judy

Pelican

A brown pelican at Goose Island State Park. We went to see the melee of pelicans fighting over fish guts at the fish cleaning station at the park. But here’s an individual…

Dusk at Fulton Harbor

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on February 22nd, 2017 by judy

Dusk at Fulton Harbor

Taken last night. Calm evening, lots of reflections, and a heron! What more can you ask for?

Great Blue Heron with Chicks

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on November 22nd, 2016 by judy

Great Blue Heron with Chicks

Great Blue Heron with Chicks in a rookery now part of a gated community development. So sad since the local state park was days of being able to purchase this wonderful area.

Grace

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on August 24th, 2016 by judy

Great BLue Heron Pair in Flight

Great Blue Heron pair in flight near the rookery. Last night I was playing around with some techniques and textures and came up with this… Grace like this is what makes humans want to “fly like a bird.”

Green Heron

Posted in Animals, Birds, Nature, Texas Coastal Bend on May 22nd, 2016 by judy

Green heron

Found at the Turnbull Birding Center, Port Aransas, TX

Firewheel with Bee

Posted in Animals, Flowers and Plants, Hill Country on May 1st, 2016 by judy

Fire Wheel with Bee

Blanket flower, Firewheel, Gaillardia — all names for this beautiful flower that is blooming nearly everywhere, it seems, in the Hill Country now.  It’s also good to see a bee.  A real bee.  They seem to have become so rare…

Two Great Blue Heron families

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on April 20th, 2016 by judy

Two sets of chicks!

Went back to the rookery near Goose Island State Park again today and got two sets of chicks in one photo! Two little yellow beaks in the left nest and one big chick visible on the right side. The adults sit upwind to protect the chicks from the wind, and sometimes spread their wings a bit.