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Walking In A World Of Green And Gray   2 comments

We moved to Tucson, Arizona seven years ago after living many years in the Houston area. When we return to visit family and friends, we stay with daughter Jill in Kingwood. During most visits, I go for walks in East End Park. The park takes in an area on the shore of Lake Houston. A lot of the recent flooding in Kingwood from Hurricane Harvey resulted from the lake overflowing.

Walking the trails in the park yesterday I dealt with some trails impassable, mud, debris, humid heat and many mosquitos. The gray line marking the trees and bushes in many cases was 15 feet above the ground. Now a week after cresting, most of the water is back to a normal level. Since the park has many path bridges, I was surprised to see they were still intact after all the high-water flooding.

— kenne

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Walking In A World Of Green And Gray — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images to view in a slideshow format.)

 

A Christmas Eve Walk In The Woods   Leave a comment

This Christmas Eve was sunny and warm in Kingwood, Texas and as I have done in past visits, I went for a photographic walk in nearby East End Park. It’s just what I do.

“I wish to know an entire heaven and an entire earth.”

— Henry David Thoreau

Images by kenne (Click On Any Titled Image To View In Slideshow Format)

“There is no point in hurrying because you are not actually going anywhere. However far or long you plod, you are always in the same place: in the woods. It’s where you were yesterday, where you will be tomorrow. The woods is one boundless singularity. Every bend in the path presents a prospect indistinguishable from every other, every glimpse into the trees the same tangled mass. For all you know, your route could describe a very large, pointless circle. In a way, it would hardly matter.”

― Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

 

East End Park Turtles — R-U-A Turtle   4 comments

HoustonHoustonHoustonHoustonEast End Park Turtles, Kingwood, Texas (December 24, 2016) — Images by kenne

ARE YOU A TURTLE?

If you answer correctly, I owe you a drink of your choice.

— kenne

Eighty Degrees On Christmas Eve   Leave a comment

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lake-houston-east-end-park_blogKingwood, Texas East End Park On Christmas Eve — iPhone Panoramas by kenne

Eagle Scout Bird House Project   Leave a comment

East End Park_2015 05 06_0668_edited-1 blogEagle Scout Bird House Project — Image by kenne

Eagle Scout bird house
One of thirty in the park
A cobweb entrance.

— kenne

East End Park_2015 05 06_0668_edited-2 blogBird House with Cobweb Entrance, East End Park, Kingwood, Texas — Image by kenne

Water Hyacinth — World’s Worst Aquatic Plant   3 comments

The Invasive Water Hyacinth Blooming on Lake Houston — Images by kenne

These beautiful blossoms photographed near the water’s edge on Lake Houston belong to the water hyacinth, one of the most productive plants on earth and is considered the world’s worst aquatic plant. By forming a dense floating mat on the water surface, they interfere with navigation, recreation, irrigation, and power generation impeding water flow, creating good breeding conditions for mosquitoes.. These thick mats create low oxygen conditions beneath the water surface excluding native submersed and floating-leaved plants.  Water hyacinths can become a severe environmental and economic problem for gulf coast states and in many other areas of the world with a sub-tropical or tropical climate, rapidly spreading throughout inland and coastal freshwater bays, lakes, and marshes. 

kenne

Wildflowers In East End Park, Kingwood, Texas   2 comments

Wildflowers In East End Park, Kingwood, Texas (May 4, 2015) — Images by kenne

Spring

in east Texas,

home to a

dense forest

of piney woods,

cypress trees

and swamps —

the livable forest..

— kenne

Amazing What A Difference A Tail Makes — In The Eyes Of The Beholder   8 comments

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Rodents and their tails

some short, some long, some bushy,

some cute, some ugly.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Trash-Tossers Beer Of Choice   2 comments

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East End Park, Kingwood, Texas — Images by kenne (Click on any of the tiled photos for larger view and slideshow.)

Hikers and naturalists in general often carry a small plastic bag when outdoors to pick up trash left behind by people who routinely show a disrespect for nature. Whether on the trail or along roads in our National Parks, one will frequently see trash, especially beer cans, and from my experience the beer of choice for “trash-tossers” is Bud Light. Yes, I’m aware that Bud Light is the number one selling beer in America, which doesn’t say much for the beer-taste of Americans, whether we toss our cans or not. From my outdoor experience, trash-tossers beer of choice is America’s number one selling beer — coincidence, maybe.

Recently while visiting family in Kingwood, Texas, I took the time to walk the trails in East End Park, located along the shores of Lake Houston. These photos make my case! Since Bud Light commercials are directed at men, well, you can make you own conclusions as to the gender of trash-tossers. 

kenne

 — from urban dictionary:

Bud Light

Pure piss in a bottle. Popular at high school parties simply
because its cheap and available in bulk.
However, there is actually a good side to this alcohol-injected urine.
They make some of the funniest damn commercials around.

John: *Grabs last bud light* 
Sarah: Hey John, wanna get me a bud light? 
John: Um….sure, one sec. *Chugs Bud light* 
John: *Pisses in bottle* 
Sarah: Thanks! Mmmmm…Crisp!

CONCLUSION:

I you like piss in a can

and enjoy trashing nature,

you drink Bud Light.

Walking The East End Park Nature Trail   Leave a comment

While in the Houston area, we had an opportunity to walk the East End Park trails in Kingwood, Texas. — Images by kenne (Click on any of the thumbnails for a full view.)

Posted September 6, 2012 by kenneturner in Family, Information, Life, Nature, Photography

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