Tag Archive: East Texas

Pineywoods Palette — November 2015

Living in the Pineywoods of East Texas, I am surrounded by shades of green all year round.  But other beautiful colors flash through the days and catch my attention.  Here are some of… Continue reading

One Point through Time – Forest Path

On the last Friday of each month, I take pictures at the same points around the farm, facing in all four directions.  Because most of the trees are pines, we don’t see a… Continue reading

My Favorite Snake

My favorite snake showed up the other morning. I love the bright turquoise stripes on this Western Ribbonsnake, and the beautiful lines it forms as it moves. The last time I saw this… Continue reading

Early November Afternoon

A wealth of wildlife this afternoon… Besides these, there were others who didn’t stay still for a picture – Eastern Bluebirds, Pine Warblers, a Ground Skink, and two small Southern Leopard Frogs.

Nodding Ladies Tresses

This is a small wild orchid, Spiranthes cernua, that blooms in fall and again in spring.  It is about the height and delicate size of lily-of-the-valley. There are several similar species, but they… Continue reading

New Snake ID

Early the other morning, my husband stuck his head out the door to survey the rain, and noticed a snake on the porch.  He alerted me and I ran for the camera. The… Continue reading

One Point through Time – Top of the Creek Bank

On the last Friday of each month, I walk the same route and take pictures in all four directions.  This is my Point 6, top of the creek bank, facing south.

A Good Day for Woodpeckers

This afternoon I saw three of the six species of woodpecker we have here. I was sitting quietly in the wood while the sheep browsed, when a Pileated Woodpecker swooped right in front… Continue reading

Ultimately, Unconvincing

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.” Walking along near the creek, I saw this Eastern Hognose snake… I see Eastern Hognose snakes every now and then around here, and… Continue reading

Down by the Creek in Late September

The weather has been cloudy but hot and still the last few days.  We are supposed to be getting moisture blowing in from the Gulf of Mexico, and I am ready for the… Continue reading