Poppies in the park

Social distancing is still in effect, with good reason, but I went to a park to make some pictures. The wildflowers are blooming in Texas and the weather was nice. I went early in the morning, I figured no one would be at this little area.

It was a very nice day but these flowers move so easily with the slightest breeze. The bees were a bonus.

Daily Walk

Most days at lunch, I take a walk around the neighborhood. Partially for exercise and partially for photos. Sometimes I find a photo here and there that I have not seen before, even though my path is generally the same.

The sun was hitting this prickly pear just right to make in look intimidating. I remember as a kid getting stuck with these things. Not fun!

Photographed: Plano, Texas 2018.01.22

City Sky

Living in the city has it’s advantages, except for traffic, and skylines among a few other things.

I have to be selective when I take pictures of a nice sunrise or sunset to avoid all the other stuff around. It takes about an hour to drive somewhere else to see the horizon.

But sometimes…

Photographed: Plano, Texas 2018.10.22

Zebadiah Duck – Day 9

30-30-1 Project Day 9

Over the weekend, my wife stocks her workplace with water, drinks and snacks. Zebadiah had heard about the big Grizzly bear that she works beside everyday. This time he got to go and see for himself.

“Wow!” said young Zeb. The bear is huge compared to the little rubber duck. He wonders what it would be like to live in the forest, but thinks he will stay in the city for now. Zeb would not even be an appetizer for this thing.

I don’t know all the details as to the reason the bear became my wife’s office mate. I’m sure there is story there somewhere.

Zebadiah Duck – Day 3

30 – 30 – 1 Project Day 3

Sunrise – Zebadiah is an early riser like me. Every time I go to get him he is awake. I’m not sure if he ever really sleeps.

Today he wanted to see the sunrise. I’ts kinda hard to see the actual sunrise over the horizon since we live in the city. Someday Zeb will venture out and be able to see the sun rising over the land darkened by the nightfall.

This is another crisp spring morning in Texas. Other birds are chirping away today. Cardinals, Blue Jays, Carolina Chickadees, and many others fill the morning air. Zeb just quietly sits and takes in the beauty of the sunrise.

It’s hard to tell when a rubber duck gets excited, but Zeb thought he saw a relative fly by!

30 – 30 – 1 Project

Featuring: Zebadiah Duck!

I decided to start a new project to help improve my photography and creativity. 30 days, 30 images, 1 lens/camera and each photo has to include the adventures of Zebadiah Duck.

This first post will bring us up to speed on young Zeb and will include more than one photo, probably not from the one lens/camera either.

Meet Zebadiah Duck!

Sometimes he goes by Zeb. He was born into a really, really large duck family. He hopes to see them again at some point, but so goes the life of a rubber duck. His family migrated like a lot of Ducks. I’m not sure where his parents are. Just guessing, they are over seas, which seems logical for a duck like Zeb. I feel certain most of his brothers and sisters have found good homes too. He is happy!

He arrived at our house a few days ago and has settled in nicely. So far, he is easy to take care of and doesn’t eat, drink, or poop, which is rare for most ducks. I guess he is special. Zeb does like water, but hasn’t been out of the house yet. I suppose he is still acclimating to his new home and family. He just kind of sits around.

Zeb doesn’t do the same things most ducks do either, but we may see him fluttering around in the birdbath or down by the creek. Zeb will choose a wife someday, but that will come later in his life. He has long noticed a pretty little pink duck, but doesn’t know her name yet. He would like to travel the world someday, but for now, he loves Texas. It may be hard to see Zebadiah sometimes as he adorns his camouflage outfit everyday. He doesn’t like to draw attention but none the less he will be somewhere in each photo.

Stay tuned…