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In Search of Goldenrod

turtle204-mWeather in this part of Texas can be and usually is hot and steamy. Sometimes we get a front from the north along with the lovely fragrance of the paper mills. But this past weekend was perfect–temps in low 80’s, low humidity and just a bit of a breeze to keep the mosquitoes away. It was a perfect weekend to be outdoors.

After the dogs had their twice daily trip to the dog park to check out all the other dogs and owners, chase frisbees, tennis balls, and bark at random bicyclists and skateboarders and other disliked dogs, we (sans dogs—they are not good travelers–Toby prefers to drive and Dora needs to alert us to all persons or creatures within her eyesight–and she has excellent eyesight) spent some time at Tyrell Park on the south side of Beaumont.

We were surprised  we had the place mostly to ourselves but enjoyed walking around the ponds. This is the tertiary treatment area for our sewer system; and is filled with water birds, alligators(ddidn’t see any), turtles (we saw two) and frogs (heard them but didn’t see them). Two nice young men were walking their three dogs and I tried to get their portraits (the dogs–not the young men–although they were nice looking but thought husband might have been a tad offended—or maybe not–I took photos of him)

another20purple20flower-mFlowers were blooming in the garden part of the park, but my goal for the day was to capture some great goldenrod photos for an art project I have in mind. It is still in the thinking stage but the photos will wait patiently for me on my smugmug site for the next phase.

You can take a look at the photos here:

Just another day

Yesterday was just another day.

Dogwood Blossoms

Dogwood Blossoms

I drove back from work stopping to take photos of the dogwood that is blooming profusely in the understory. Wisteria is in full bloom, covering huge trees with its graceful drooping purple blossoms.




pomegranate-watererAfter cleaning up a bit, we headed out to the shop so we could water the newly planted pomegranates. The lime and orange tree are blooming, we spied a few blossoms on our thornless thus far fruitless Meyer’s Lemon. It was too windy for me to get good photos of the blossoms.


water tower painters

water tower painters

On the way home, we noticed a few men on top of city water tower–and because we didn’t have anything pressing or urgent, we drove to the top of a nearby parking garage to take photos. *note water tower photo was taken by spouse, a departure from using strictly my own photos.

Supper was sauteed brussels sprouts (from my garden) and shrimp (alas,  not from my catch)