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.
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”
I guess there is a reason I find myself wandering through the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge… Continue reading “Spoonbills II”
From that same foggy December day in my previous posts, as I was leaving the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, I spotted this hawk sitting in a tree close to the main road… Continue reading “Red-shouldered Hawk”
While reviewing Spoonbills in Fog yesterday I took another trip through the images I took that day… Continue reading “Great Egret and Two Snowy Egrets – BNWR”
It was a Friday afternoon just days before Christmas in 2006. As I left home the sky was clear and blue. But, as I drew near the coast it began to get foggy… Continue reading “Spoonbills in Fog”
East Columbia is always a favorite photo subject of mine, there is nothing like a bunch of well kept, historic buildings in a very small, very old small community… Continue reading “The Ammon Underwood House”
This is an irrigation canal that takes Brazos River water and moves it through the county to the farms that need it. I was driving to work on morning when this scene caught my eye… Continue reading “County Line Road Canal”
Here is another of those early digital explorations in light from Mustang Bayou in my backyard… Continue reading “Sunset Grasses”
Here is another from one of my “Birthday Roadtrips”… Continue reading “Winter’s Beach”
Every year (well, almost every year) on my birthday, I take a drive to the beach. Probably not that uncommon of a thing to do… But my birthday is in the first week of February.
I always take my camera…
Continue reading “The Aycock Crews House”
Each year come September my backyard takes on a magical feeling as hundreds of hummingbirds pile in waiting for conditions to get just right to cross the Gulf of Mexico for the winter… Continue reading “An Abundance of Hummingbirds”
Just about every year on my birthday I load up the truck with camera and gear and hit the road on what I have come to call my “Birthday Roadtrip”. About the only time I don’t actually do the drive on my birthday is when the date falls on a weekend. On those occasions I’ll make the run on the day before or the day after. I don’t pay attention to the weather though… Rain or shine, warm or cold, I still make the trip. Continue reading “Bryan Beach Driftwood”
Every few months I find myself drawn across the Brazos River to check out what is happening in at the Nash Prairie Preserve. About a year ago when I stopped by the grasses were sear and brown of autumn already but the clouds in the sky were just gorgeous… Continue reading “Late Summer Clouds – Nash Prairie Preserve”