Trees and their roots

During the floods, many trees are uprooted from the floodwaters the roots can not withstand the rush of all the water and they just give way.

While we were out at Brazos Bend State Park this week we saw numerous trees uprooted. Here is a picture of one of those trees the upper and lower sections. I figure this one was from Hurricane Harvey and those floodwaters.

Our grandson Adrian was thinking about crawling in the cave looking tree trunk lol. It certainly had his curiosity going.

It is good for children to explore the great outdoors, climb trees and feel nature all around them.

Black and White

Sometimes pictures just look better in Black and White.

This tree at Brazos Bend State Park stood there so proud even if it did not have any limbs or leaves.

 

Textures and Pictures

If you take two pictures on two different layers and lower the opacity of the top one you can create even more artwork.

The cypress tree leaves become the feathers and texture of the robin and the tree branch.

I actually like this one quite a bit. Of course the better the texture is the more realistic it becomes.

Foggy morning sketch

Lately, I have been playing a lot in the sketch options on my photo editing program.

This picture is in our pasture but across the street and I like the way this one turned out.

Some pictures work out better than others when trying this out.

Hiding Squirrel

Everyone here knows I love wildlife and when I get a chance to capture some animals with my camera it’s all the better.

This squirrel was hiding he made himself flat as he could to become pressed against the tree trunk.

I love squirrels! When we were kids our Dad brought home a baby squirrel he found and we had him for a pet for along time. We will call this one Fuzzy # 2.

Transesophageal Tee

This morning I had my transesophageal tee echo done at the hospital.

No eating and drinking after midnight and no taking your pills that day.

They spray this stuff in your throat to deaden it smells like bubble gum tastes like antifreeze smells. IVs, BP, etc all hooked up and drugs are given to knock you out.

A long tube with a camera is inserted down your throat and esophagus to see the heart. I think it takes 3D and 4D pics. In my case its to get a better look at the mitral valve.

General anesthesia and out I went it does not take me long for me to pass out. Next thing I know they are waking me up.

My throat hurts like a bad case of strep but I will just do lots of drinking cold things and ice today.

No results yet probably later today.

 

Sunrise, fog and cow silhouettes

Some mornings I look outside and see something that I need to take a picture of.

This morning as the sun was rising it was foggy and I could not help but notice the cow silhouettes in the fog. You can even see the baby.

What a way to start a day!

Almost 2 months old

This premature calf is almost two months old now.

I think she has grown faster than a regular calf. Her solid black fur is getting some reddish fur coming in around her shoulders and her head.

She has these large eyes that are shaped so pretty. I think she will end up being a beautiful cow.

 

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