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Great Blue Heron Art   1 comment

Great Blue Heron — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Long neck

long legs

okay,

what the hack

waiting for the

right moment

becoming part 

of the silence

what else is

a great blue

to do.

— kenne

Two Shadows On A Log   Leave a comment

Two Shadows (Turtles) On a Log In Lake Houston — Image by kenne

Two shadows

two turtles

sharing a log in

East End Park —

which one will

slide off first?

— kenne

Waters Smooth As Glass   Leave a comment

Early Morning Ride On Waters Smooth As Glass (Lake Houston, May 27, 2022) — Image by kenne

My photographs are easy to comprehend,

which is not always the case with art and poetry.

If a reader doesn’t understand a poem, 

just listen to it. Like life, exposure to it

is part of its power.

— kenne

Great Blue Heron   Leave a comment

Great Blue Heron on the Shores of Lake Houston (May 27, 2022) — Image by kenne

Early morning

walking the trails

in Eastend Park

watching for animals

in the thick woods

near the shore

of Lake Houston

as a blue heron

views the murky

waters from the

heavy overnight rains.

— kenne

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)

Pond Slider — No Words Friday   Leave a comment

Pond Slider (Lake Houston, October 25, 2013) — HDR Image by kenne

 

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.)

 

Solitude   Leave a comment

Solitude 2015 05 04_0587_edited-1 blogSolitude — Image by kenne

Solitude is not freedom for it exists only in a black and white world.

— kenne

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

 

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

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

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

East End Park-8456 blogImage by kenne

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.

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