Archive for October, 2016

By the river

October 31, 2016  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on By the river

These were shot west of the Valley, ending up at Falcon lake St. Park. The reservoir straddles the border, kinda like lake of the woods in the North. 

Rio Grand West of Roma Bluffs

Rio Grand West of Roma Bluffs

 

Mural in Roma Texas

Mural in Roma Texas

 

Driving up close to the river which is up higher than normal

Driving up close to the river which is up higher than normal

 

Jen an Her mom head off in closed areas

Jen an Her mom head off in closed areas

 

Falcon Lake Straddling the Border

Falcon Lake Straddling the Border

Random shots from the border

October 28, 2016  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Random shots from the border

I was just scanning through the little cam shots and posted a few of these…

Near Mission Texas I think..Note the Mini Border fence..

Near Mission Texas I think..Note the Mini Border fence..

 

The Scott Free Family birders on the Hawk Tower in Bentsen Rio Grande St. Park

The Scott Free Family birders on the Hawk Tower in Bentsen Rio Grande St. Park

 

The Border Fence in Hildago

The Border Fence in Hildago

 

" You want me to walk back there?"

” You want me to walk back there?”

 

Laguna Madre S. Padre Island

Laguna Madre S. Padre Island

The Big Tree

October 27, 2016  |  Outdoors  |  1 Comment

Texas thought this was the largest tree in the state for a while.. about 6 years ago the Nature conservancy found a coastal oak on its property near the Neches River..and this is now the second largest tree… its BIG..and impressive…

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Coastal Oaks

October 26, 2016  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Coastal Oaks

Along the coast of Texas Live Oak trees grow in strange shapes, bent from the wind but still standing strong!

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Stained Glass

October 25, 2016  |  General  |  Comments Off on Stained Glass

The Old Church had a ton of Stained Glass and iconic Statues..

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Looking around the front

October 24, 2016  |  Travel  |  Comments Off on Looking around the front

We had the place to ourselves in Shiner so we looked around the front of the Church..

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Shiner Texas

October 21, 2016  |  Travel  |  2 Comments

Home to some great beers and a few wonderful churches!

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Red bud Isle

October 20, 2016  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Red bud Isle

We made our final stop in the center of Austin at Red Bud Isle.. not many birds, but we did see a swimming snake, and a herd of Turtles..

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Mayfield

October 19, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on Mayfield

Well…it was not the last stop, Since we had daylight and local parks to visit..we moved over to Mayfield and saw the Green Heron and a baby woodpecker..

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House Finch

October 18, 2016  |  Birds  |  Comments Off on House Finch

It was late in the birding classic and we needed a house finch, a pretty common bird but we just had not seen one.. We went to Laguna Gloria in Austin and hiked around, nothing.. then as we were in the parking lot… lo and behold…the house finch..

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