A Year on Clear Lake – Oct 4, 2013

Flaming Red–October 4, 2013

The wildflowers continue to amaze. I found two large stands of these unidentified red flowers near the water’s edge. Very striking, and I have not seen any others like this anywhere on the peninsula. Everyday there is something new. The bees are frantically working overtime and are delirious with all the choices. The variety is endless.  These are exciting times.

The mockingbirds are enjoying the flowers as well. I’m convinced these little birds love to ham it up for the camera. They strike photo-worthy poses, and seem to wait long enough for me to get the shot. They have been chattering incessantly these last few days. (Check out this video of the mockingbirds singing, as  a boat is passing by. Mockingbirds singing. )

Maybe they’re celebrating summer’s end, after all we have been promised a “cold front” this weekend. Night time temperatures are predicted to dip into the 50s. Houston will be a frisky  if that happens.

Came upon another colorful, male Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly, though I’ve not any sign of its lime green mate.

This is the bad boy egret that runs the other egrets off “his territory.” It truly is his territory, because he’s always here, and never seems to leave the area.

Green Thought:“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” ― John Lennon