I love looking across a pasture and seeing animals being carefree. These horses belong to our daughter’s neighbors.
They love to roll in the dirt and mud just like all other horses and cows.
I try and get a few pictures of them when I can and on this day they were happy eating and posing.
Nature’s beauty is all around for us to take a minute to relax and enjoy.
I see quite a few butterflies when I am watering everyday but I don’t always get to capture them on camera.
These two stayed long enough for me to go in the house and get my camera. These were actually shot two different days.
Take the time each day to notice the beauty all around and enjoy the view nature has provided for us all.
Good morning to the morning glory vine and flowers.
This flowering vine really puts on a show.
My sister gave me this one and it is in a pot but and I have it wrapped around a small oak tree.
It is one of the first things I see in the morning when I step out the back porch.
Sometimes it is the little things that can put a smile on your face in the morning.
This beautiful succulent is called Purslane or Portulaca.
It is an annual it works well in pots or planted in a flower bed.
The flowers bloom like crazy as long as the sun is shining but they close up every evening.
This plant is a good bang for the buck for instant, fast-growing color.
These two Black Bellied Whistling ducks come by every morning and every evening.
They eat some of the seed I put out and stay a little while. They never seem to mind me taking their pictures.
I changed the sign while editing just for them since they whistle instead of sing.
I love these ducks and I look for them most mornings. I need to give them names like maybe Fred and Ethel. When I talk to them they just look at me like they understand.
We have so many birds in this area of Texas but one of my favorites are the small Eastern Bluebirds.
I caught them having a pool party at the bird bath. I know these are juveniles because their blue is very limited. The adults are a lot bluer and their chest is a darker orange color.
They can splash a lot of water out of a birdbath really quick. At one time there were 4 in at a time with others zipping around waiting their turn. I even saw a few adults supervising.
I am glad I was able to sneak back into the house and grab my camera to get a few action shots.
Nature never ceases to amaze me the beauty is all around us we just need to take the time to notice it.