Featuring Digital PhotoArt of Rainbow Creek
by: brendasue

The Birds of Rainbow Creek

The Birds of Rainbow Creek
by: brendasue of Kates Cabin Bird Sanctuary in Waller County, Texas

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Heavy Fog Blankets Kates Cabin on Rainbow Creek, A Bird Sanctuary

The New Year's Eve Morning Fog was so Dense, I had to turn the Landing Lights on so the Birds could find the Feeders! Around Midday, the Sun broke through Revealing the last Golden Hours of the Year 2009.

The Year Had Many Golden Moments:

Our Summer Hummers!

The Waterlilies at Stewarts' Marthas Bloomers Garden Store in Navasota, Texas

A Great Fall-All the leaves are down and glimpses of new spring buds!

And All the Winter Birds that are at Kates Cabin Now!

Every bird a Golden Moment!

Winter Flowers that Love the Cold:

Butterflies having one more sip, then off to Mexico they go!

The Hummers are already in Mexico leaving behind the golden warmth of The Texas Summer.

Next Years Pansies are Popping up

Next Years butterflies are going under

Our Winter Gardens Have Golden Blooms

As Friends Let's hold tight to each Others Heart and consider tomorrow: A Brand New Start!

Happy New Year-I'll Bee seeing you!

Signing off from Rainbow Creek,

I am Brendasue here at Kates Cabin. Golden Moments to All in the New Year 2010

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Walking in a Winter Wonderland and Rocking on Through Electric Avenue at Kates Cabin on Rainbow Creek, A Bird Sanctuary

Melting Blizzard Conditions Strike Kates Cabin on Rainbow Creek Overnight!
Yes Folks, I am talking cold, cold rain. The Summer Drought of 2009 is definately over and all the trees are sucking water into their roots. Many things are happening underground as above ground appears dead and frozen. Even now, Spring is being planned!

Hi Kate: Grandma Poppy is on this internet bringing you gifts from your Rainbow Creek!
I am 'Wired'. Or is that, Wireless? I am plugged in, or is that 'Unplugged'? Whatever.....I am here. Have a look at what is in Grandma Poppy's Garden for you Today:

We are all Going Green- It is the Scene for 2010!

There are bees in the trees working hard to make Honey for us.

The Bees also pollinate this Purple Leaf Plum flower so we will have sweet plums to eat.

We have a Rainbow Garden of Winter Flowers-- The one above is: Oh Sweet Pea, Won't you Dance with Me?

Lizzy like this orange Pansy.

Grandmas Fave: The Poppy

Follow our Blooms, Bugs, and Birds

As we Discover Life at Kates Cabin on Rainbow Creek in the New Year...............brendasue

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Winter Flowers Are Popping Out Everywhere at Kates Cabin on Rainbow Creek!

The bees are Hungry and looking for Flowers. They love the pretty Poppies.

The Winter Birds are Coming in-More everyday. The Cold up North sends them south to Kates for the Winter Months.
This is "King Buzz" a Turkey Vulture who lives in our tall Pines.

He is flying over the Cabin on Rainbow Creek.

The Pine Siskins have just arrived. They fight each other over thistle seed! Be sure to hang one at your place.
And, Yes, The "Golden Boy" Returns to the feeders! Here come the Goldfinches!



......AND More Bee all that you can Bee Photos

.......And the Woodpeckers of Rainbow Creek.

So join me in the new year as I continue to bring you photos of the creatures and plant life of Rainbow Creek here in Northern Waller County, Texas-----DEEP in the Heart of Texas!

Of Note to all the Marthas Bloomers Photography Club Members. Please visit the Picasa Web Album Site and find us under Kates Cabin. There are several Photo Albums Established for Club Member Uploads of your favorite Photos for our viewing pleasure and chance to comment on your work. I want to thank K9Perk for the many beautiful photos he has uploaded to give us a big head start. He has volunteered to help any club members who might need assistance with the picasa upload for the first time. (leave me a message and I will forward to K-9. ) Be sure to check out his photos as they are great.

Okay Everybody--Go Feed Some Birds & get some good Pics!! Happy New Year, brendasue

katescabin@gmail.com or BrendasueWatson at Kates Cabin, P O Box 743, Hempstead, Tx 77445

Monday, December 28, 2009

Most Thrilling Bed Partner of the Year Announced by brendasue At Kates Cabin on Rainbow Creek, A Bird Sanctuary in Waller County, Texas

It is a time for reflection of events in 2009 that were memorable. My mind lands on the most thrilling, heart pounding, exciting Bed Partner of 2009 for me that occurred this past Summer.

You must remember I live in the woods-No cars, no people. My cabin is more like a big tent with the windows usually open. (I took the screens off for better photos out my window.) Anyway, this one night last summer, I had my window by the bed open as it is my favorite thing to listen to the frogs and crickets on the creek throughout the night. I woke early in the morning while it was still dark out and half dreamily rolled over and draped my hand on a soft ball of fluffy fur. I convinced my self it was the cat, but then my self said: We don't have a cat! Being frozen with fear and heart pounding, I could not bring self to open eyes and look until I tried to size up the situation. Whatever he was, he was breathing under my hand and snoring next to my ear.
I could feel the red bone hound dog on my feet at the end of the bed, sleeping and snoring. I could hear the other 3 hound dogs snoring on the floor. Having determined that whatever was next to me was some sort of alien being, things could go from calm to chaos in a brief second if the hound dogs woke up! Slowly I opened one eye to be face to face with the snoring pink snout of a possum baby curled up on my pillow!

The situation demanded immediate ejection from my bed, yet I could not Move. My heart was in my throat as I imagined the headlines: Grandma killed by Alien Bed Partner!
I slowly withdrew my hand off of Fluffy and slithered carefully out of bed without waking any body. I was able to get the 3 dogs on the floor out the back door with no knowledge of the intruder. However, as I gently tried to wake the red bone, her bloodhound nose went into motion before her eyes even opened. She sprang straight up off the bed into a direct launch toward the Alien Intruder. Kill was in her eyes and her teeth were bared to chomp up little Fluffy who went diving down the bed between the mattress and wall surely with thoughts of impending doom. I caught the red bone in mid air and carried her out back where the whole world was alerted to this attack on Rainbow Creek at 5:30 in the morning.
I removed the comforter and sheets, then the mattress, then the bed spring to reveal a very scared baby Possum clinging to the bed railing. I was able to move him with a broomstick into a cardboard box. I just pushed the box across the floor to the back door as Fluffy enjoyed a sleigh ride!
I took this photo as I knew people would not believe this. As I stood in my kitchen gazing out the window and reflecting on the events of this morning, I realized this was probably the most thrilling bed partner of my life. That's why Fluffy Wins the Award this year of Brendasue's most exciting Bed Partner of 2009!

Moving on to nicer reflections of the past year, I really enjoyed the visit of the Hummingbirds this year. In our second year, over 200 came. The above photo was my personal favorite of the year. It was submitted to the Houston Chronicle's online Garden Gallery this summer in Honor and Tribute to MaNature, Ms Janet Higgs, who left us this year. As my dear friend she inspired me to go forward with my work in documenting the creatures of Kate's Cabin on Rainbow Creek.
This photo (Titled: Janet) has been entered into the Sony World Photography Awards Competition in Cannes, France with 2 other favorite Summer Hummer Photos

My Summer Souvenir Book of Hummers, "The Birds of Summer At Kates Cabin on Rainbow Creek 2009" Is now Available for a Donation to Help Feed Our Birds.
You can contact Brendasue at: katescabin@gmail.com or
Brendasue Watson At Kates Cabin, P O Box 743, Hempstead, Texas 77445
You can also request information on the Camp Cabin Accommodations here on Rainbow Creek, A quiet, secluded, peaceful Nature Retreat and Bird Sanctuary in which to study Birds and the Nature of the Area-----Unless there is a Baby Possum Alien, then things get Crazy!

To Remember our Birds of Summer on this cold Winter Day, I have put another video for you.