Some of these blogs have recurring weekly posts, titled: Wordless Wednesday’s. These Wednesday blog posts express their story visually, no words required. And as you would guess, the photos usually involve greyhounds. I look at the photos; they become my day’s smile.These well-done blogs nudge me to contemplate “Chasing Flight” as a recurring blog post title; picture-only posts that show my continued attempt at catching the large feathered-ones in flight. These photos might make for your day’s laugh.
But to date, it is a place, rather than a theme, that you could accuse me of repeating: my amazing backyard, better known as Brazos Bend State Park.
I am very familiar with the trails of Brazos Bend; I need no map. But some twenty years of regular visits and I still do not know this park. I’m not sure a lifetime in one place could give me right to say I know any corner of Mother Nature’s queendom. (I find it fascinating that kingdom is a word but queendom is not; come on young women of today’s world, you have work to do! Oops, back to my story.)The Brazos Bend oxbow habitats are where my best photos are shot; the large feathered ones mostly sit still. But it is the woods where I love to walk; to watch; to listen.
This photo shows the area I privately call Warbler Woods; it is my reliable spot for catching glimpses of warblers:
True to its name, I sighted and photographed a Yellow Warbler this November day. And true to this complex wooded habitat, and the hide-and-seek skills of wood-loving warblers, all of my Yellow Warbler photos landed in the electronic trash can.
When I do catch a clear-view peek within Warbler Woods, it is usually at distance, as with this Blue-gray Gnatcatcher:
But on occasion I get lucky, and a few close-range photos come home with me.Blue-gray Gnatcatcher:
These little ones may be mostly grey; mostly brown; and definitely not rare finds to many locales. But watching them in their wooded habitat always makes for a special day.How I love this corner of Mother Nature’s queendom. She, and they, are worth playing hide-and-seek.