Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fall Colors in Gruene, Texas

These images were taken earlier this
month -- on Nov 18th --
on a day when I had some time
to explore a bit with my camera.

The day was overcast, with gray clouds
completely covering the blue sky.
Water Tower in Gruene, TX

And since it was overcast, I thought it was a
great day to show off the colors of
the leaves that remained on the trees.

Fall Colors in Gruene, TX

I took a short walk down to the water's edge
and from here, you can see how low the
river is compared to the past water lines
that line the roots of the trees.

Water Fowl in Gruene, TX

All the while, this long-legged feathered fowl
was keeping a watch on me...
Even though I kept my distance,
he decided to take a
short flight to the other
end of the sidewalk.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


October Clouds

Let me start by saying, I love clouds!

They can add a bit of drama to landscape photos
or help with diffusing the light on overcast days.

Clouds are ever-changing as they float on by...
puffy bits of fluff on clear days, 
towering and intimidating in stormy weather
and casually stretched out as feathery
wisps on windy days.

They also help in adding color to the sky...
often pale pinks & soft yellows in the mornings
or a sheer orange against a violet
blue sky as the sun sets in the evening,
to different shades of gray on moody, rainy days.

Sometimes, I think the world is moving
at such a quick pace, that we forget to take in
the simple things available, like...
watching the clouds pass by,
looking for recognizable shapes,
or as the sun settles in for the night,
seeing the colors fade into darkness.

How often do you get the chance to stop
and watch the clouds as they cross the sky?