This is Corpus Christi as seen from the Texas State Aquarium. An artificial barrier has been built along the sea wall with mangroves and other plants, much under water from recent heavy rains. Waves wash over this barrier, sometimes trapping fish and other sea life. Usually there are plenty of seabirds taking advantage of easy fishing, but this was a particularly stormy day.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
During a recent trip to Ingleside on the Bay and Corpus Christi Bay, we were able to watch some beautiful herons as they enjoyed the gulf region as well. And the gulls were just comical!
Monday, May 18, 2015
I love Sweet Williams, and though we always say that's when to look for morels, I almost never find any. The sweet scent and delicate color of my mother's favorite wildflower is sufficient compensation.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Here's a double spread of a collection of treasures I made with my grandson while we were in England a few weeks ago.
The empty crab shells were very fragile and I had to carry them home carefully but the starfish was alive so he went straight back into his rockpool after being photographed. My daughter reminded me of the saying for travellers: 'leave only footprints and take only memories.'
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
We've just spent a week in a log cabin in Surrey, England. There was a pond on the site with several families of mallards who came every day to beg for food. The tiny ducklings were so adorable but moved so quickly, following their mother, that I had to copy their markings from the photos I took to be able to colour my sketches!