If you have kids or remember your own childhood, you know that kids tend to yank flowers (often weeds) from the ground and proudly present them to mom. Their good intentions and exuberance sometimes result in just a petal or maybe just the bud… or in this case, just the stem of the pretty flower! Continue reading I picked this flower just for you!
I sat in church this morning and asked God to fix things. The evening of December 3rd derailed me. I haven’t been interested in anything since that evening. The answer to my prayers was unexpected. I decided I would return … Continue reading My Victorious Return to the LBJ National Grasslands
I haven’t returned to the Grasslands since the infamous Tick Incident of 2017. I’ve managed to find plenty of reasons to stay away, including house and yard work. I’ve been cleaning the garage… closets… rearranging furniture and trimming hedges. Gone … Continue reading Memories of the LBJ National Grasslands
This week’s excitement: I waded in a marsh with my new snake boots. I loved the sound of the water as I walked. The tall grasses attracted dragonflies and bees. It was such a fun moment, I took a selfie… … Continue reading My worst fear…and more!
Ever wonder how canned sliced mushrooms get prepared? Take a look. Miniatures like Jack spend their time splitting mushrooms. It’s a lot of work, but Jack loves his profession. The next time you have mushrooms, think of Jack. 🙂 Location: … Continue reading Canned Sliced Mushrooms
There’s an area at the LBJ National Grasslands that my friend and I have named “Pretty Pond.” Aside from the pond, there are pine trees. Pine needles carpet the ground making a soft surface to walk on. Or in my case, lie on, to photograph this mushroom with miniatures. This is how stuffed mushrooms are prepared. 😉 Date: July 8, 2017 Location: LBJ National Grasslands Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Continue reading Miniatures and Mushrooms
Nathanael has reason to be excited. He discovered one of the biggest mushrooms of the season at the LBJ National Grasslands! Date: May 27, 2017 Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Notes: A special thank you to The Embroiderist for your contribution to this post. 🙂 Continue reading Feather in his cap!
My friend and I were trying to enter Unit 9 at the Grasslands but couldn’t find a gate. But we did find the entrance to Unit 8 nearby… Here’s a view of Unit 8. As you can see it’s a … Continue reading Unit 8 at the LBJ National Grasslands
There are wildflowers and grasses swaying in the wind. You can see signs of possible erosion or perhaps wild boar have been causing the damage. Butterflies … Continue reading Unit 70 at the LBJ National Grasslands