Archive for May, 2014

Texas Military forces museum

May 30, 2014  |  Family  |  1 Comment

Walter wanted to go to the Military museum to push some tanks around…

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Walter’s Birthday!

May 29, 2014  |  Family  |  2 Comments

Jen and I got to celebrate our nephew’s birthday! We played a little Mini Golf and went to the Texas Military forces museum!

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Wolf Mountain trail

May 28, 2014  |  Dogs  |  Comments Off on Wolf Mountain trail

We Took the Dogs to Pedernales St. Park and Hiked the Wolf Mountain trail.. they LOVED it.. and it was a beautiful day..

Got a selfie in with Cachina in the car before the hike!

Selfie with Cachina

Selfie with Cachina

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Chief in Loving it mode

 

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Chuck is a bit tuckered out after the hike

 

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Casino Loves a car ride!

 

 

View From the top of the Wolf Mountain Trail

View From the top of the Wolf Mountain Trail

Tip Of Texas

May 21, 2014  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Tip Of Texas

During the birding classic we visited both Sabal Palms and Boca Chica.

Bother are the extreme southern and south east points in Texas! Both are amazing places

The Tip of Texas..Boca Chica, Not much out here!

The Tip of Texas..Boca Chica, a wonderfully desolate place!

 

a Very well hidden Owl and her Young at Sabal Palms

a Very well hidden Owl and her Young at Sabal Palms

 

Anole in Sabal Palms

Anole in Sabal Palms

 

Yellow Billed Cuckoo

Yellow Billed Cuckoo

 

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Estero Llano Grande

May 19, 2014  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Estero Llano Grande

Birds from one of the World Birding center locations in the Rio Grande Valley.. Estero Llano Grande St. Park..Very nice place.

Black necked Stilt and Avocets

Black necked Stilt and Avocets

 

Silver Crowned Night Heron

Silver Crowned Night Heron

 

Long billed Dowitcher

Long billed Dowitcher

 

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

 

One more shot of this awesome little Bird

One more shot of this awesome little Bird

Blue bonnets

May 16, 2014  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Blue bonnets

The Texas State Flower had a great year!

The Texas State Flower

The Texas State Flower

 

Blue Bonnet

Blue Bonnet

 

on the side of the trail

on the side of the trail

 

Tree in the Water at Reveille ranch

Tree in the Water at Reveille ranch

 

Canada Goose

Canada Goose

Awash in Color

May 15, 2014  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Awash in Color

For about 2-3 weeks you could not turn around on the trail with out seeing a landscape awash in color!

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Wild Flowers

May 14, 2014  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Wild Flowers

We have had a pretty good spring for Wild Flowers!

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Somerville

May 13, 2014  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Somerville

I hiked the Somerville Trailway around Flag pond the other day.. Flag Pond was dry due to the drought and I took a new route back along the canal, which the map said was a trail. However once I got over there it was faint at best with the last mile or so being best guess in the right direction.. Fun!

The Kiosk at the Edge of Flag pond

The Kiosk at the Edge of Flag pond

 

 

Western Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark

 

 

Red Eared Sliders...Mostly

Red Eared Sliders…Mostly

 

 

The overland portion of the canal trail

The overland portion of the canal trail

 

 

Flag Pond..Dry

Flag Pond..Dry

 

 

Wonderful little spot along the canal

Wonderful little spot along the canal

 

Gratuitous shot of Chuck

Gratuitous shot of Chuck

Pups at Granger lake

May 12, 2014  |  Dogs  |  1 Comment

The Dogs had a wonderful little romp at the edge of Granger lake!

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