Sunday, March 29, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Raindrops in the Valley

Poinsettia leaves with raindrops
Who remembers when we last saw sunshine in south Texas?
Nonetheless, there are a few spots of spectacular beauty outside, if only you're willing to go out and look for them.

This is a shot of raindrops on one of the many Poinsettia plants growing throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

White Lake Area Shrouded in a Delightful Fog

Approaching the Fishing Bridge from the bike trail.


The park behind Trailway Campground.


White River Delta as seen from the Fishing Bridge.


Fishing Bridge from the boat ramp.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

First Fishing Excursion of the Season

Shortly after 6:00 this morning, we left the pier at the White Lake Marina.

This was to be the first fishing trip in Rocky's new boat, although he had taken it out on the water for a couple shakedown cruises during previous weeks.

Just as we passed the first buoy, the sun crested the horizon.

As we approached the Channel, it was full daylight and White Lake was relatively calm. When we got into the channel, there was a bit of a roll.

Out on Lake Michigan, the water was choppy with a much larger roll in the waves. There were also a very few small whitecaps. Much too rough for comfortable fishing in a small boat.

The Cap'n brought us back into White Lake where we caught a few bluegills and sunfish until late morning.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Mobile Bay at the bottom of Alabama

Natural gas rigs sit on the horizon looking north across Mobile Bay from the Fort Morgan peninsula.

Driftwood on the beach,  damaged piers and boat houses are the result of recent storm surges and high winds.