Tag Archive: East Texas

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

Camping Out on Camphor Daisies

The camphor daisies (Rayjacksonia phyllocephala) have just started blooming.  They are a pretty nondescript plant, tall and skinny, with long tough stems that look like leggy geranium stems, rough thick leaves, and small… Continue reading

Breezy Green

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Monochromatic.” The first cool breeze of fall brought in a Great Egret. The tip from Jen Hooks’ photo prompt that helped me the most was… Continue reading

Distinguishing Swallowtail Butterflies

—and one mimic. I am not a person who can readily identify birds, dragonflies, or butterflies “on the wing”, at least at first.  I need to take pictures, and then sit down with… Continue reading

Breakfast with the Birds

  Both of these species show up here occasionally.  It was a treat to see them together.