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

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Photo Class On A Page---Too Easy To Have A Dose of Nature! by: brendasue


Hi Everybody:
Come on in and cool off for a bit. It is just too hot in Texas for man or beast. In the heat of the day, the clouds begin to bubble up to make pop up thunderstorms that will hit and miss around Houston and up here in Waller County. When I was a teenager, we called it a Beach Day. To see these clouds, we must ride out of the woods to the meadow. Come have a look:

Here is a Tall Cloud above this tree. The weatherman says the higher these clouds grow, the more severe the rain at the bottom of them. We can see the clouds in a distance, but no rain here on top of us.

Here is a tall 'chimney' coming out of a tall cloud.

Above the tree in the big blue sky, but under this cloud is dark clouds at the bottom and rain.

Far away you can see the dark clouds on the horizon. It is very hot out here.

In a cool pool, we see some Houston Toads.

They are really not cooling off in the dog's pool, they are drowning.

These toads can swim very well, but if they get in a pool and can not get back out they will drown. It is good to check anything you have that holds water to see if anything is trapped dailey.

One of them trys to give a boost out to the top toad. No luck.

They must come to the surface to breathe air.

The Houston Toad was the first amphibian to be put on the endangered species list.

There is an active program at the Houston Zoo, trying to relocate and save these toads.

No, I do not let them drown, I save them. Just to show how to take advantage of a photo op when it happens!

Now those of you that have never seen these, know what they are and what they look like.

Isn't he cute?  If I wasn't already so old, I would kiss this toad to see if I meet My Prince!

Instead, I just went to my pool to get cool.  Great Day for a Dip.

Up, Up and Away----Have a Great Day!

This concludes our photostudy today of the pop up clouds and the Houston Toad.

Goodnight Everyone, Everywhere!
(And to my sweet Prince, I am dreaming of You where ever You Are and wishing for You on a Shooting Star!)

...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek


1 comment:

  1. Brendasue, I enjoyed your photos of the clouds and toads. Unfortunately, these aren't Houston Toads. What you photographed are Gulf Coast Toads (Ollotis nebulifer, formally Bufo valliceps). I've been having the same kind of big clouds here the last few days. Keep up the great work.
    A herper in Bastrop, - Bill