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

Monday, August 30, 2010

Look Out Hempstead, Space Cowgirl and Rocket are Roaming The Range by: brendasue

Come In!  We are taking a ride to the Country today.
(which is about 2 miles for me)

Rosebud    by:  brendasue

The gardens at Kates Cabin reflect the look of late August after days of 100 degree heat and not too much rain. The knock out roses are still blooming and the crape myrtles.  And though it is very hot, my mind knows from experience that it will begin to cool somewhat.
The days are getting shorter and the plants respond by slowing down and going to seed. School has started and yes, I saw Christmas Decorations at Walmart!  I guess we better swing into fall.

How now, brown cow     by:  brendasue

Let the Class Begin, Moooooooooooo!

Red Sumac   by:  brendasue

Ready or Not, here it comes!    (Fall)

Hi Rocket!    by:  brendasue

Here we are over on my favorite country road:
77 Sunset Strip (Texas).

The tree line behind Rocket is along  Rainbow Creek.
Our photostudy today is about Rocket, the Flying Horse.

Hot Rocket    by:  brendasue

Does anyone know where Rocket is going?

What do you see, Rocket?   by:  brendasue

Yes, he is going to get a drink of water down at the pond like he always does in the afternoon. Today, he is hesitating and looking around.  Horses can sense danger very well.

(I do not see anything or anyone).

Having a cool drink    by:  brendasue

Everything must be okay as Rocket has gone into the drink for a drink!

His eyes are still on guard for anything    by:  brendasue

Rocket sucks water up in his mouth to drink. Horses can drink alot of water at one time, but it will last them all day.

The pause that refreshes      by:  brendasue

Rocket continues drinking from the pond.

Still Drinking!   by:  brendasue

Rocket was very thirsty today. It is very hot around 100 degrees on August 29, 2010

Thinking about having a little more water    by:  brendasue

Rocket lifts his head from the water and seems to be thinking about having one more sip.

Yes, a little more water, please     by: brendasue

Rocket is enjoying his water break on this peaceful lazy afternoon.

Something has 'spooked' Rocket    by:  brendasue

Oh my!  The horse is scared and turned and ran from the water like a Rocket.  What Happened?

(I do not see anything, which means nothing).

Rocket is so scared, he keeps running    by:  brendasue

Rocket is running for the top of the hill. Something was in the bushes by the pond that scared him really bad to make him run like this.  Some things I know that would not scare Rocket would be turtles, coons, deer, armadillos, possums, rabbits, chickens, ducks or birds.
Somethings that could be here to scare Rocket:
Snake, fox, coyote, wolf or wild boar.
I did not see what is was. But whatever, if it scared that horse so bad, I do not want to see it. (It would not be a person).

Safe again on the hill     by:  brendasue

Rocket is okay and back at the top of the hill. I am heading home to the woods!
This concludes our photostudy today with Rocket.  He did seem to be flying like a Rocket out of the water.

Spooky Dianthus       by:  brendasue

Spooky Dianthus is a great fall flower in this part of Texas (zone 9)
Thanks for stopping in for a little Nature Break.  Hope you enjoyed the countryside!

Yellow sulper butterfly on Ixora   by:  brendasue

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

Goodnight All,  Sleep Well.

katescabin@ gmail.com

Today in my Garden     by:  brendasue

If you are following me in real time, I will be gone for a week.
(I am going for a romantic week!)
(NOT! Still have not seen anyone in woods!)

Get Ready Hempstead!  This little Cow Town is getting ready to have an art show and photoshoot!

Yes, my PhotoArt--The Space Cowgirl Rides Again!
I am getting ready to Rock this Town. I will let you know the details next week on my return!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday Night Special Sunset by: brendasue

Welcome My New Friends!  
Most of you I will never meet in person. I live alone in a cabin in the deep woods not around people. Very likely I will not run into any of you in the woods!
  I will be long gone when some of you arrive at this class. I want you to know it was important to me to venture out on this super highway Internet just to say hello and hopefully inspire you to get outside, take some photos, to live in the here and now of nature.
My adventures have enriched my life.
Through our photography blogs and garden blogs we are building a network of people who want to be good to the Earth and to other Humans. I want my grandchildren to have birds and flowers, butterflies and trees. What do You want? What are your goals for Earth? 
There is really only 2 ways to go on this issue: create habitat for life or create destruction for us all. I am on the side of creating good habitat for Life. I am hoping the sun, the earth and life continues for all.  Together we can make a difference on this Planet!

Patti's Pink Hibiscus                     by:  brendasue

Today we have a guest to Open our Class:

My Son                 by:  brendasue

Let The Class Begin!

Thank you, Bubba, for coming by today and helping me get the rest of the hummingbird  feeders hung!  The Summer Hummers thank you and the class thanks you for the signal to begin. 
(If you know this guy, you do not need to tell him I posted his pic!  He doesn't come to my class, so he will never see it!)

Anyway, Many of my younger friends on facebook have been posting pictures of their kids starting school this week.  My son started school on Monday and by today (Saturday) he has grown up, got married, has a career, has a home, and has a new baby coming in a few weeks!
I do not know how this time warp happened in just one week but it did. This rapid growth of 35 years (or so) happened only to him.  It appears I am still young!

Let's get on with the photostudy!

Sunset of August 27, 2010 Friday Night       by brendasue

The photostudy tonight will feature the setting sun of last night (real time).  I am going forward with documenting the summer Texas sun everyday I can. It is a great show. It is a nice happy hour at the end of the day. Good practice in series shooting with your camera.  I hope you are keeping up with your exercises with your camera. The more you shoot, the better your work gets with that camera. (In my opinion). If the camera stays on the table and you in the chair, you are not going to get that shot!!!  This is all the same sunset. Enjoy!

Our Sun by:  brendasue

On the road again, 77 Sunset Strip (Texas)      by:  brendasue

For Elaine, who likes the barbed wire in the sunset    by:  brendasue

*Note:  I did not paint the sky orange, it came that way into my camera!  I do not use photoshop because I do not know how (yet).

I did try to put the 'eye' of the stay in the sun. You just have to wait until it gets down to the fence!

Do you see what I see?     by:  brendasue

Barbed wire fences are very common in this part of Texas (Waller County)  It is hay growing under the fence. The stiff chain in the middle is called a stay as it helps the strands of barbed wire stay in place. This stay above is a little bent. This type of fencing is not to keep people out as much as it is to keep cows in. People could get through this fence, but most people do not want to walk on others people's property out here. (You will get shot).

Sun kissing the ground                by:  brendasue

My Daddy and I spent time together watching sunsets most of my life. When I was a little girl, Daddy told me that the Sun loved Texas so much that everyday it came out of the sky to kiss the ground.
Now maybe that wasn't exactly true, but it has not harmed me in anyway to believe (still) that the Sun kisses the Earth at Sunset!

Making Hay while the sun shines           by:  brendasue

just because                  by:  brendasue

Don't fence me in       by:  brendasue

Star Wonder, Star Bright             by:  brendasue

Please say that you will    by:  brendasue

Oh won't you stay just a little bit longer      by:  brendasue

Another point of view     by:  brendasue

Hot Tamales      by:  brendasue

Hide and seek in the trees         by:  brendasue

You are the Sunshine of my Life               by:  brendasue

Going, Going, Gone       by brendasue

Sweet Kiss Goodnight to You          by:  brendasue

Heading Home On A Country Road                      by:  brendasue

This concludes our sunset photostudy. I encourage you to just start shooting stuff and see what you get. You must develop your mind's eye.

Summertime and the living is easy....    by:  brendasue

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



The Birds Of Summer, by: brendasue

Hello and Hope You Had A Good Day.

one more for EmmaGrace           by:  brendasue

Let The Class Begin!
Let The Class Begin!

Hi Everybody.   Today I bring you a copy of my proof for my book I did of the Birds Of Summer last year. For My Photo friends, I wanted you to see how easy to make a photobook.  For my Birding friends, I wanted you to see who I talk about when I say Elvis has returned this year!  For my Gardening Friends,  hang feeders in your garden to enjoy these birds! For the rest of my friends, I hope you take up gardening, photography and birding to get in touch with the nature around you!  Enjoy!

(Above is the front cover)

Inside Flap

other flap

To see a better preview of my book (or to purchase one) go to the following link:


Thank you for coming by,  Hope to see you again.

...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek

Night All