Colors in the landscape

The mexican heather with its green leaves and small purple flowers provide the perfect backdrop for the purple heart wandering jew.

The moss rocks balance it all out with there neutral tones.

We have this combination on the edge of our koi pond and it has worked out quite well and adds to the natural beauty of the area.

Blooms

This althea has the most beautiful shaped flowers.

We had a double ruffle lavender one time I loved but the ants got to the plant and killed it.

This white one was merely a stick someone shared with me. It is in front of the house on the corner under the shade of the largest oak tree.

Her beauty adds a bright spot to the shade like a light.

Moon shadows

Taking pictures of the moon can be a bit tricky sometimes.

I took this as the moon was setting and the sun was rising. I used my big lens and I tried to be as still as possible since the only light was the moon.

The sun rises in back of our house and sets in the front of our house.

The moon was setting in front of the house.

Goodnight Moon!

A splash of purple

Mexican Heather is one of those plants you can buy that keeps putting on a show all year long.

It is actually false heather not sure how it got its name.

It’s fairly inexpensive and works out great as a border around a flower bed.  We probably have somewhere around 30 of these plants. They work out great for a spot of color in an area that might not have a lot of colors.

They seem to like it in the sun or partial shade they do well in both areas.

 

 

Birds on a wire

I took this picture back in the fall of 2015 but I love it.

There are places in our area that the birds gather on the high lines right before dark and that is the best time to get a picture like this because the lighting is not to bright.

I think this picture reflects the way our society is. Some people love being part of a large group others prefer small groups and some like going it all alone.

This is a story about Life and I think the birds understand it better than we do.

Good Morning

This was Saturday mornings sunrise in Manvel, Texas. I honestly thought I would miss it by the time I got out there.

The colors were very pink and orange with highlights of purple. Sunrise colors can change in 2 minutes and become something totally different so timing is everything.

Every sunrise means a new day to enjoy natures beauty that is right in front of us.

Cotton Candy Pink

These Crepe Myrtles always remind me of pink cotton candy.

The trees turn bright pink and they bloom for about 1 1/2 months.

We have 13 scattered among the two acres. They are pink, white, red and purple. The red one has dark purple leaves on the tree. We did not plant all of these the birds planted some of them.

Surround yourself with beautiful flowers and your life will be much brighter.

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Rabbit in the grass

We have a very healthy population of wild rabbits.

I found out my brother n law feeds them in the barn and they all run up and gather at his feet. My husband saw this and could not believe it.

They come over here and get in the garden and roam the yard.

The other day 6 or 7 of them stretched across the 2 acres but they were heading to his house 2 acres over from us I think he was running late feeding them.

It was like “Revenge of the Rabbits”.

The beauty of wildlife never ceases to amaze me and getting to photograph it is an added bonus.

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Light Rays

Early morning sunrise pictures with silhouettes are one of my favorite pictures to take.

Capturing the sun’s rays through the tree makes the beauty of a new day even more special.

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The beauty of natural light

I love the early morning when the sun is rising and a new day is beginning.

The grass is still wet from the dew, the fog is lightly covering the pastures and the blooms of the morning glory bush on the fence line are glistening with the light shining through the purple petals.

There sits a wicker chair under the ash tree with the morning light cascading through her branches & across the grass.

The wire on the fence takes on a golden glow and the fence post is highlighted.

The birds are chirping because it is a new day and there is an occasional moo from the cows in the pasture.

I really love the simplicity of country life.

Morning light

 

 

 

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