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

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Grand Opening by: brendasue (Angel Trumpet Flower)

Welcome To Everybody In The World.

I am so happy to see so many people from all over the Earth who Enjoy the Beauty of Nature!
I enjoy seeing what all the different languages look like.

I have a special treat for you today. I put my (homemade) mini video on youtube today. It is the baby Cardinal (bird) flying away from his nest.
Here is the link:


Enjoy and I will see you soon.

Goodnight Girls and Goodnight World

......this is brendasue signing off from rainbow creek


Monday, June 28, 2010

Welcome To All My New Friends! by: brendasue

Hi Everybody:
I have opened a new album on Picasa web albums to welcome the new people joining us across the world. Also, our Marthas Bloomers Photo Club albums are still on site to view other people's work. The address to the albums is listed below:

I am still working very hard on a writing competition I am in. As of last friday, I am in second place! (Thanks for your good wishes and thoughts).
Update on Rambo in his contest--No word yet on win or loose! Thank you for all your comments about his mating photo.
Update on my space for Blogger--No change, still can not upload new photos

Update on new site I am building: Still making pages! Please visit me on the new site and have a look around. (Contact me if you want to put some pages on for You).

New Site:

I am really happy to be on this site. Good Site. Good People. Answers to How To Do Anything!....And, you can earn money on your pages!

My contact address: katescabin@gmail.com

I am now on facebook and twitter. Join me there if you are on.

I am excited about the New Direction for digital photography happening across the Planet! Together, we can make a difference on our Earth!

Wish Me Luck- I have a hurricane headed straight for me!

..............this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek

Thursday, June 24, 2010





Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Best of the Best Photo of Rambo Flies Into The Contest! by: brendasue

Welcome Class and Please Come In

Sorry To Announce I have not found any Space yet so I can not upload anymore photos.  I was able to send one over from my Picasa Web Albums, so I picked a bright and cheery one for You.

Happy To Announce that Rambo got into the Contest so stay tuned.

I wrote a Post but it is at my new site I am building. Please click on the link below to read about entering Digital Photo Contests.
While you are there have a look around my pages. It is a Nature Site also. (Contact me if you want to put some pages on to make a little cash!)


....This is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek



Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rambo Mating in the Garden by: brendasue

Rambo Mating in the Garden   by: brendasue Watson of Kates Cabin on Rainbow Creek in Waller County, Texas, USA, Earth.  This picture photographed in spring 2010

Photo Submission for Gardening Gone Wild June Photo Contest.
http://www.gardeninggonewild.com/?p=12270 for information.
Deadline: Monday June 21, 2010  11:59 PM

Please join us in the contest or wish us luck!

I have copied the rules for entries (today) from the site below, should you want to enter!   bsw
From Gardening Gone Wild Website:

And that is what I ask of you for this months contest, to give me your best ever. That’s right, the BEST FRAME YOU HAVE EVER CREATED. Your favorite. The one that means the most to you, that conveys what skill you had to bring to bear at its creation and now as you ascertain what it expresses. Your BEST EVER!

In keeping with the GGW scope (and I suspect most of our interests) I ask that it remain garden or plant related. No people portraits or cityscapes. And I will not be able to read the stories behind each image. The image itself has to stand on its own.

I hope that no one will be intimidated by such a grandiose challenge. Even if tomorrow you make a better image or if you come to look with disdain at this selection in the future you will have already won the greatest contest for yourself, to have questioned everything and answered that for yourself, here, now, at that moment. And though I will select my winners for all our enjoyment and gratification this is about you and your photos. Please share your best with us.”


1. You must have an active blog in order to participate. We love that you send us a link to the blog post that includes your photo. To be eligible for judging, you also need to send us a direct link to the image.

PLEASE NOTE: if you leave us only a link to your post with a notation telling us where the photo is within the post, your entry will not be admitted into the contest.

2. Your photo must be able to be copied from your site. That makes it possible for us to collect all the entries in one place for easier judging.

3. Entered photos should be approximately 500 pixels on the long side. (If you’re using Microsoft Office Picture Manager to resize your images, there is a pre-set resize option for “Web – Large” which comes in at 640 x 480. That would work just fine.

4. The deadline for entries is 11:59 PM Easter time on Monday, June 21, 2010.

For those of you who haven’t yet participated in the contest, this month is a great time to go for it. Don’t sit on the sidelines observing. Jump in with an entry…and have a blast!

All of the prior entries from Picture This contests for the past 14 months are compiled as an informal gallery of gardening subjects. They are very fine photos, several inspirational. To check it out, click on: GGW Picture This Photo Contest.

Okay, you should get busy if you are going to enter!!!




Thursday, June 17, 2010


Sorry Class:  Only 2 Photos Today.
It seems I have exceeded my quota to Picassa Web Albums, so I am blocked from uploading Photos until I can get this matter resolved.
I do not know who has the key to the photo bank, but I will try to find out. (Grandmothers (in general) have a difficult time with every new thing we learn on these computers)
Just when I thought I was "Blogging and Googling"
I discover I am now Blocked.

When I began this site last December, I declared this was a photography blog. For six months I have been telling Nature Photostudies with Photos. My mistake was in assuming there was enough room in the file room for photos for a photo site. I will be back when I find out how to order more Space and make a request for this to be done automatically in the future.

Well on the High side, the photo I really wanted to share with you today is of Rambo and her Mate. I have had this photo on the site before as a header, but now that so many new people are joining our Class, I wanted to show it again. Also want to announce that this photo is headed to a contest.  They requested your favorite photo of all time. As this is a once in a lifetime shot and it is of Rambo, I chose this one. Any Comments?
Well, wish us luck!

The Photo below is of yesterday's sunset in Texas.  We will complete our photostudy soon.

......this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek

over and out!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Space Cowgirl Rides Again With Camera by brendasue

Movement Through Space and Time for Sharon

Welcome Class, Come on in. There is some stuff going on you are not going to believe, so take 5 and we will get started.

Sharon, President of Marthas Bloomers Photo Club, (I have friends in high places), Anyway.....she sent me a mail asking if I had any photos showing movement for the club meeting on Saturday. In thinking about this I realized that everything is in constant motion (even if something appears to not be in motion, it is on the surface of the Earth, which is constanly turning; remember As The World Turns?). The camera is only a digital recorder. While you can capture something in motion, one frame cannot show movement.
The best we can do in one frame is give an illusion of movement.
It is up to the Human Brain to assume the next frame which would then show movement. Therefore, our photostudy today will be on frames showing illusions of movement.  See if your Human Brain will take the logical next step and feel movement. A frog can anticipate the next move of a fly, so they can make logical conclusions about movement also.  But they can't read which  is why I included only the logic of a Human Brain.....for you!

Above we can see that the hummingbird is in flight. Our brain has to conclude his wings are going to fly and move him in some direction to feel the movement the photo implies.

Here is a rose that appears to be floating in the air.  However, our brains know roses do not float in the air. We cannot logically conclude the next frame will show the rose floated off in any direction because we know logically that rosebushes are planted in the ground and the roses attached with stems and branches, seemingly a fixed object (on a moving planet). The only thing we can logically conclude in this photo is No, roses do not float-this is a lie. (Or that brendasue's photoArt created an illusion in our minds that maybe they float in the air!) Alright, the camera recorded the stem and I took it out!

Here comes Rocket, the flying horse. This photo is a strong feeling of motion as our minds know how a fourlegged animal moves and can logically conclude his right leg is about to move forward. We know this is not how they look when they are standing still. And if you were standing where I am day after day, you would see the pond and know it is Rocket's habit to go get a drink of water at this time of day.
Many things happen in our brains to detect motion (or lack of it).

Yes, his right foot has moved forward as we thought and we see the water. In a series of photos, you can see the actual movement took place.

Here we see that Rocket has moved his head from the last photo. If this photo were standing alone, however, we would not conclude his head is moving. I think the movement this photo indicates is more obvious in his tail.

Though we see the ripples in the water, we pretty much can conclude here that his feet are no longer moving his body forwaerd.  We see his mouth is moving because we know he is drinking water.

Sharon, did you forget about my UFO????
This photo shows by recording where movement has been by the trail behind the object.
Our minds conclude this is moving very fast across the sky because it is a U F O.

This photo (to me) implies good movement of clouds and a streak on the UFO shows were it has been. The direction it is pointing lets us assume it is heading upward away from the clouds and to outer space!
(*Note here on UFO, This one has still not been identified. Pass it around, please.)

We see a bird in flight, but the color of the clouds suggest movement in the sky as we know the sun sets everyday and these clouds will move away.

Another flying bird and rainclouds moving in.

The feel of movement is stronger seeing more birds.

I think we all get the idea these birds are flying in the sky.

Now this single 'bird' feels as though it is moving because we see the exhaust trail

We see the direction it is pointing.

In a series of photos, we can see there has been directional movement.

Here the Sun is setting so we assume the movement is going down

In a second photo, we can say yes the sun is in setting motion and the position has changed from last frame.

I think we would all assume in this shot that yes the rose is floating!

We can assume by the position of Kay Lonnie's head, that there is sound connected with this type of movement!  Baaaaaaaaoooooooooooooooooooh (Sharon's favorite)
And on that note, we say Goodnight to All

and Goodnight New Moon.

Take a few more minutes and look at this site below and click on how to attract hummingbirds to your yard

How To Attract Hummingbirds To Your Yard (Made By You)

.....this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek  (Glad to be back with everybody, I missed you)


Friday, June 11, 2010

Videojug - Get Good At Life

Videojug - Get Good At Life

Check This Out! brendasue

Sunset With Twin Rockets by: brendasue

Hi Everybody!  Come on in and sit for a minute. Trying something new today to see if it works!

Let The Class Begin!

Note:  I'll have a blue sunset without you----I am taking off for a long weekend. Will return on Tuesday.
Peace be with you.

And now on with the show. Our photostudy for today is on a new Photoshow on the link below. (Click link to view) (Another first!) Enjoy!

This is fun!


See you next week-Have a great weekend     brendasue



Thursday, June 10, 2010

Photostudy Today: Ladybug, Ladybug, Surprise! by: brendasue

Welcome to Kates Cabin On Rainbow Creek

Come on Up to Our Rooftop Lab

Our Photostudy Today will be Ladybug.

This red bug is a Ladybug!

I found him in the crape myrtle bush next to the roof.

Let The Class Begin!

And here we go!

Down the stem,

Onto a leaf,

Can you see me now?

Now over to the mimosa tree.

Surprise!  He found a dance partner!

And they began to dance on a branch!

Another kind of insect flew in.

And turned to see the dancing Stars.

He moved in for a closer look.

And they continued dancing!

He started clapping for them.

Hooray, What a dance!

Then he took off to find his own dance partner.

One of them slipped off, but held on tight and did not fall.

This concludes the Ladybug Photostudy

Because they flew away!

Goodnight All

...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek

C   YA