In Their Element: Birds Of The Texas Upper Gulf Coast

“Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy — your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.” ~ Annie Leibovitz

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Chasing Feathers: The Best Of 2016 Birding (Part 2)

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and —  most of all — love of what you are doing or learning to do.” ~ Pele

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Breaking The Bird Fast (Sound!)

“Periodic fasting can help clear up the mind and strengthen the body and spirit.” ~ Ezra Taft Benson

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Texas Park Gem: Brazos Bend State Park

As we anxiously await the re-opening of one of our favorite parks near Houston, Brazos Bend State Park, past photos remind us of the combination of natural beauty and human accessibility which make this park easy to frequent.

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Brazos Bend Memorial Day

This will be a quickie post, a few photos, a few words.  I have a beloved guest coming to visit our family today, so I don’t want to linger here.  I have some cleaning to do.  My downstairs is in less than stellar condition for company — even if she is one of my beloved mothers (and therefore would forgive it).  On to the photos.

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Memorial Day was the last holiday before the end of school.  Ginny had been running a fever the day before, so we wanted to do something with the kids that wasn’t too active or required an entire day of activity.  Brazos Bend State Park fit that bill.

We got there early and hit the trail.  The field of wild flowers and balmy weather welcomed me.  This is my kind of place — I’m glad I brought the camera — but we gotta hoof it before the sun gets up high, before it gets really hot.

Hitting the nature trail. Scott and the kids.

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