Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spring Turkey - LaGrange, TX

I have heard from fellow hunters that Turkey hunting can be a frustrating endeavor. I have heard that Turkey's are elusive, fickle, and unbelievably shy around humans. So, over Easter weekend when I heard the distinct gobble of some turkeys while family and friends were playing horseshoes, I was resigned to think there is no way we will actually see them. However the gobbles kept getting closer and closer until they were in plain view. 3 of them strutting around as if they could care less if we were there. They looped in around us not getting closer than about 25 yards. When they had made it all the way around behind us along a tree line, I captured this photo. This male made his way through a patch of wildflowers and into the trees and was gone. I made a fellow co-worker who likes to hunt extremely jealous at this encounter. Also should note the LadyBird Wildflower Center opened up their photo contest for 2012. they added a new category "wildlife in native landscapes" This photo has been entered :) They do have an overall viewers choice award so if you like this photo feel free to visit and vote. Lots of great photos out there so the quickest way to find this one is to sort by most recent.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunrise - LaGrange, TX

What a wonderful morning created by God this morning. Today along with some family and friends we gathered at this location in LaGrange Texas for a Easter Sunday sunrise service. In the background the sun was breaking the horizon and illuminating the middle cross signaling the rising of Christ. In the pasture in the back, deer calmly grazed. A gentle fog hung over the tree line. The peace surrounding us was obviously the hand of god at work. Happy Easter everyone.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Watering Hole - Georgetown, TX

I love this phot on so many levles. I am not sure why I never posted it. There are just so many things to look at. From the tip jar and the dollar bills stapled to the rafters to the patron taking a drag. There is a story all in its own captured at this bar. I was lucky to spend some time talking with these patrons and they indeed had some good stories. From living on a sailboat to to waiting for their son to return home from Iraq. My advice on this photo, spend some tiem and take it in. The more you look at it the better it gets.