Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Texas Wildlife and the Beauty of a Rainstorm

A few weeks back I was in Houston, Texas for work and as always, I had my gear with me. I ventured out to a place called Bear Creek Park. The thunderstorms kept me in my car for most of the drive, but it was still beautiful. I was truly fascinated by God's hand on the world. Some of the tree formations were incredible. Some looked like a tight knit group and others a beautiful oasis amongst the dead and dying vegetation. I even got a shot of a water snake (not a cottonmouth) as he sunned himself in between showers. Big sucker, too. He had to top out around 5 feet and I was not about to test out his striking distance.

Instead of going into all of my thoughts, I want you to enjoy the beauty of nature and create your own. Please share if something comes to mind (Kymberli will probably say - "Yuck, a snake!" and I will love her for it). I hope you enjoy.

I specifically left our logo off of this one because I felt it hindered it's beauty.

This grackle was giving me some attitude. I never thought a grackle could be so cool, but this guy had spunk.


kymberli q. said...

Yuck, a snake! :)-

Seriously though, thank goodness I wasn't there, I don't think I would have seen that!! Good eye!!

The tree shots are just GORGEOUS!! Those are just beautiful, beautiful shots!!

Anonymous said...

The trees are beautiful.....but the snake has to go.

Anonymous said...

Love the reflection in one pic (forgot to mention that)

Ricki Ford said...

These are great! I hope you were useing a long lens for that snake shot lol.

Christopher said...

I love that 2nd short. I could stare at it all day!