Once again mother nature threw us a surprise weather event… A December Snow. Though this on came earlier than the one in the previous post.
Merry Christmas to All
December 25, 2004
It started snowing on Christmas Eve around 9pm. It was a miracle happening before our eyes… A white Christmas. Everyone in the family got dressed in warm clothes and went out to play…
It was a sight unexpected, unpredicted… unprecedented. Everyone danced and cavorted late into the early morning hours. I stayed up watching the snow fall, drifting in hypnotising swirls through the spotlight over the kitchen window until just after midnight. Wanting to make sure we actually had snowfall on Christmas Day.
I expected it all to melt by morning.
So while the family slept in on Christmas morning, a totally unheard of event, I dressed and wandered out with my camera… And entered a winter wonderland, a Christmas Miracle, a snow covered Christmas. It was beautiful.
On day six we drove the Trail Ridge Road over the park to Grand Lake. Our route to Alpine Visitor Center was via Old Fall River Road. Continue reading “The Other Side”
It’s day five, a Monday, and really let’s rest a bit… Continue reading “Estes Park”
Driving from Alamosa to Estes Park was a bit of an adventure. Not only was it a Sunday but along the way we ran into a road closure caused by a wild fire. That caused us to back track and end up driving through Boulder, Continue reading “Day Four, Rocky Mountain National Park”
It was day three when we left the heat behind in New Mexico and drove up to Alamosa, Colorado. After checking in, it was still early so it was off to Great Sand Dunes National Park. Continue reading “Great Sand Dunes National Park, Vacation 2016”
On day one of our vacation we drove across Texas and into New Mexico. We spent the night in Carlsbad. Spent day two exploring the Carlsbad Caverns before driving back into Texas after lunch to check out Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
All I can say about this part of the trip is… It’s hot. Continue reading “Guadalupe Mountains National Park, 2016 Vacation”
This past weekend, the wife and I took ourselves over to San Leon for a lunch on the dock of the Topwater Grill… Siting there sipping our iced tea people watching I kept seeing the brown pelican swooping in… Continue reading “Pelican on the Wing”
Back a few years ago we went to Padre Island on our anniversary. We showed up at a Holiday Inn and managed to get a room with a balcony overlooking the beach. We were on the fourth floor if I recall, and on the floor below us was a family with kids. The kids liked to stand out on the balcony and feed the birds bread. They would toss it up into the air and the gulls would swoop in and grab it. This put us at the same level with the swooping gulls and I caught this shot, which has been a favorite of mine for a long time now… Continue reading “Hi There…”
At the time I took this shot, I didn’t notice the upper rainbow… Only when I pulled them off the memory card did it show up… Continue reading “Heat and Rain Equals Rainbow”
I was working my way through my archive, reinvisioning some of my images, and I came across this image from a spring day a lifetime ago… Continue reading “Memories of Spring”
The Fulton Mansion is located down the Texas coast on Aransas Bay… Continue reading “The Fulton Mansion”
For a number of years now I have had a SmugMug Pro account. For some reason, I really didn’t use it as I should have. So… For the past few weeks I have been working my way through my archives and uploading them to my Page/Gallery/Store. In the process I have then been linking to this blog with an image a day, more or less. Continue reading “Working My Way Through My Archives”
This is a pre-Ike shot that I revisited this week… Continue reading “Bait Camp”
I guess there is a reason I find myself wandering through the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge… Continue reading “Spoonbills II”