Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Monday, February 2, 2009

defining Texas-winter version

Can you tell that it has been warm lately and I have spent some time outside, looking around? I am desperately trying to find interesting things to photograph and found some-by looking at the same old landscape in a different way.

Let's take at look...

MELODY:this song is definitely "Bridge over troubled water".

PATIENCE: one day, the rains will come and the family will return to sit here, watching the dragonflies land on the water.

HIDDEN: Amos verses the herons. Do you see him on the other side of this little pinetree?

MEMORIES: all that is left to remind us of a tiny family who once lived here.

SECLUSION: this narrow path is surrounded by youpon and cedar, hidden from everything except the birds.

ENCROACHMENT: the cold front marches toward us and banishes the warm Southern breeze.

GREEN: Dry, Texas winter leaves only the cedar, youpon and prickly pear cactus to respresent the color green.

TREASURE: A rubber boot worn by my husband or son, left submerged when it became hopelessly stuck in the mud. After the drought, it appeared, a sunken "treasure" from years ago.

INVASION: a massive grid of tracks left by the Herons who visit the almost dry tank daily. I think the alternate title for this picture could be "Texas Pterodactyl".


Dawnie said...

ohhh what neat photos! I love the boot one. the bridge, well can you really call it that? lol

these photos really make you think.

KathyB. said...

Portraits of Texas from someone who loves Texas....and knows her home. Very descriptive of your home...I have also thought Herons to be our era pterodactyls.

Raggedy Girl said...

My children are thinking about moving to Texas and after visiting where excited by how green it is but we pointed out that some of the state is a lot like here in Nevada. I too took on the weather today. Your photos are so well taken and were enjoyable to see,
Roberta Anne

Mom24 said...

I love great blue herons. They are so beautiful and majestic. Great photos.

I look at all our empty nests filled with snow and wonder what all the birds who are still around do for shelter during the winter.

Texas Pterodactyl That's awesome.

Envoy-ette said...

My husband has been living in TX for over 2 years now. He came back this weekend,(the midwest) and missed the warmer TX winter! He froze and got car sick on our bumpy country roads! LOL