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Great Blue Heron — Right Place, Right Time   1 comment

Great Blue Heron (East Park, Lake Houston –10-17-21) — Image by Hugh Poland

Great Blue Herons are the largest of the North American herons, standing tall over wetlands and shores of open water.
Great Blue Herons are blue-gray overall with a wide black stripe over their eye and a long yellow-orangish bill.
In flight their wings are two-toned with blueish forewings and black flight feathers, and their neck is usually coiled in,
unlike the similarly sized Sandhill Cranes.

Great Blue Herons are highly adaptable and can be found in marshes, swamps, shores, and tideflats. Some will even forage
in grasslands and agricultural fields. They have a general diet consisting of fish, frogs, salamanders, turtles, snakes, insects, rodents,
and even other birds. Great Blue Herons will stand or walk slowly through shallow water before quickly striking with their long bill,
grabbing small prey or impaling large fish. Great Blue Herons nest in colonies, and usually build nests high in the trees,
but will occasionally nest on the ground or in low shrubs.

Bryce Loschen (Houston Audubon)

Hidden Dimensions In This Timeless World.   1 comment

Shadows and Sun (1 of 1)-2 art blogBayou Morning — Computer Art by kenne

Bayou morning
Draped in yellow
Limbs rough and dark
Whisper to the breeze
I listen to the stories
Of men dressed in rags
Only they know the way
For there are no paths
Through dark shadows
Hidden dimensions
In this timeless world.

— kenne

Bayou Blues   Leave a comment

Pete & John (1 of 1) art II blogBayou Blues (Pete Mayes and John Broussard at Double Bayou Dance Hall, May, 2003) — Computer Painting by kenne)

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

— Langston Hughes

Down On The Bayou   1 comment

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“Down On the Bayou” — Images by kenne

A lone cloud moves by
collecting others
as the day warms up
over the east Texas swamp.

Here’s the thing,
if you desire
to go on a bayou
nature walk

bring mosquito spray
and a small cooler
of Saint Arnold beer
to watch swamp critters —

and many species of snakes
and birds.

Without cat-like patience
spotting wildlife
can be nearly invisible
to the naked.

It sounds like a vacation spot:
Eagle Point.
But let’s call it what it is
a place where family rules.

If not for the family.

— kenne

Looking For A Little Afternoon Delight   Leave a comment

Dragon Fly2015 05 04_0613_edited-2 blogDragonfly image taken in the woods of east Texas by kenne

Experts may know why
dragonflies land where they choose
often landing then away they fly
only to come back for a little snooze.

Dragonfly, dragonfly perched up high
choosing a branch on which to hand tight
hoping he will catch her eye
looking for a little afternoon delight.

— kenne

Southern White Magnolia and Texas Yellow Rose   Leave a comment

Flowers Still Life _2015 05 03_0477_edited-1White Magnolia and Yellow Rose — Image by kenne

southeast Texas,

where the

yellow rose of Texas

meets the

white southern magnolia —

a blind of



and a preponderance of


among the

beer drinkers

at the ice house —

“have you read any

Dostoyevsky lately?”

— kenne

Bass Boat Blues On The Bayou   Leave a comment

Fishing 2015 05 04_0616_edited-3 blogFishing on the Bayou — Image by kenne

Bass Boat Blues

me and my bass boat
all alone on the bayou
moments to live by.

in bayou country
there are no mountains to climb
just tiny ant hills.

the fish are biting
only they are not keepers
ask me if I care.

for people who know
it is the process that counts
no more, no less — Yes!

green covers side streams
turtles on the backs jump in
breaking up the green.

mercy, mercy me
it is time to be truthful
I don’t care to fish.

I am the guy
carrying a camera
walking the park trails.

it’s time with nature
my breakfast at Tiffany’s
in the great outdoors.

— kenne

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