Texas Bluebonnets

Spring has sprung in Texas when you see the Bluebonnets on the sides of the road and in the open fields.

Even with the crazy Coronavirus, there is beauty to be found by “Social Distancing”. With everyone staying indoors and apart, I went to get a few pictures of this Bluebonnet field in Richardson. While I did see some people, they were at least 40 feet away or further.

The Bee’s were buzzing!

Yellow, Blue make Green. God’s complementary colors.

Stay safe!

Photographed Richardson, Texas 2020.04.05

Flower Photogtaphy

Which way?

Over the next several weeks, I am going to start an abstract project. This was taken a few weeks ago early one morning a the Hagerman Wildlife Refuge. The early morning glass smooth water made the reflection more interesting to me.

It could be a family, the Daddy, the Mama, and the 4 children all heading West!

Photographed Near Sherman, TX 2020.02.01

Thankful!

As another Thanksgiving is almost here and will be gone before you know it. I am very Thankful.

Sometimes normal life gets a little crazy and things don’t turn out like we plan, but counting my blessings would be impossible. My Faith, Family and Friends keep me on “My Normal”. Photos help too!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Photographed: Aransas Wildlife Reserve – Aransas Pass, TX 2015.10.17

Trip to South Texas

My Wife’s Catholic Daughter group had a State Convention May 2nd through May 5th in McAllen Texas. Neither one of us had been there in a while. I have been appointed (Actually I volunteer) as the Court #2100 Photographer so naturally I went as well.

The first stop was the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle – National Shrine. It is a beautiful Church and has a great history. We have been there a few times but it has been a while ago.

While we were in South Texas, I wanted to go to see the La Lomita Chapel before something happens like a “border wall”. This is a beautiful old church built in 1865 and is still standing today. Unfortunately for me, the day was a little overcast but that makes for some nice filtered light.

I went in search of the Border Wall and didn’t see much. I did see some structures in which a nice Border Patrol Agent suggested “I did not need to be there” so I promptly left. Hidalgo is right on the border of Mexico. It was really busy there with a lot of cars, trucks and people walking to and from the port. I really wanted to take some more pictures but I decided to leave well enough alone.

I also got to go to Bentsen State Park which is part of the World Birding Center. Of course this is not the time of the year to see many birds as most have already migrated north. I did see more White Winged Dove that I have ever seen in my life. They were everywhere. I also saw some very noisy birds named Chachalaca.

Zebadiah and Adriana got to go as well taking their first plane ride. Of course they didn’t get to see much while in my camera bag but they did get to see some things.

I am not sure I would specifically make a trip back down there but if something comes up, I would go again. I would be cool to go in the fall to see all the migratory birds and butterflies.