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

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Party: You Are Invited!!!!! by: brendasue

Party!  Party! Party!

Hello Everyone!  Mark your calendars:  Christmas Party at Bluebonnet Herb Farms--Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Bring your cameras and come celebrate the season with us in a winter wonderland in Hempstead, Texas:  The Bluebonnet Herb Farms at 2105 13th Street. (Phone: 979-826-4290).
The Garden Cafe will be open for lunch, but we will also have Holiday Snacks and treats!

Santa Claus is Coming to town!  Come take a photo with Santa!

We plan to hang out on the patio by the chimanea!  So come hang out with us or shop till you drop or party hardy!!! Whatever!

Hope to see you all there!

Below are some photos from the fall collection at Bluebonnet. Enjoy!

A Monarch Butterfly

The Dry Creekbed

The Blue Bottle Tree, (new species)


Dancing in the fire!

The nuclear Cat

Come join us on the Patio!

This guy has gone into hibernation and will be absent from the Party

Seeing Double!

Merry Christmas Colors in the Gardens

Turn right when you see this sign!

This is the view from the road.

The Gazebo and the Pottery Room

Double Rainbow!

At The End Of The Rainbow Is Bluebonnet Herb Farms in Texas!

2105 13th Street (Under a big sky!)

View of the Herb Garden

Beautiful Roses!

Looking at You!

Old Fashioned Roses

New Roses

Someone is in the butterfly Garden!

I created some Photo Advertising for Linda's Bluebonnet Landscaping Company. This photoshoot was at one of her Entry Gates.  As you can see she uses native plants (for this part of Texas) and rock design for drainage in rains. This is what I tried to capture in the camera--the simple elegance of this space that was once nothing.

I wanted the hard rocks and sharp edges to look soft and warm, and they do!

I know it took alot of work to build the fencing, plant the larger shrubs and trees, put the drainage plumbing out of sight under the dry rockbed creek, and to move all the heavy rocks, etc.

Yet in the big picture of the natural landscape around this gate, this grouping of plants and rock appear to have always been here as they flow with the surroundings.

Linda can not decide which photo frame she likes the best, so I told her I would bring the choices to You, my class! So if you have an idea which frame appeals to you most if you were looking for a landscaping company, please leave a comment here on blog, or facebook, or email me at katescabin@gmail.com.

Thanks everybody for having a look and be sure and come to the party on Saturday.

I Hope Everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I am thankful for this shot!

I am thankful to see my dream car drive by!

I am thankful for this little honeybee as I like honey!

I am thankful to be wandering around Bluebonnet Herb Farms

I am thankful that beyond this roof in the big sky is a little satellite that has given me the opportunity to meet all of YOU!

Turn left at this watertower to get to party!

Bring your Cameras!!!

I haven't seen this friend in the woods in about a week.  Has anybody seen my Wild Turkey?

Here is a Butterfly Ballet at Bluebonnet Herb Farms set to Christmas Music. (If it works):

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

Hope to see you on Saturday!




Sunday, November 21, 2010

Road Trip: Bluebonnet Herb Farms Photostudy November 20, 2010 by: brendasue

A Yellow Rose from Texas just for YOU, my photo friends!
Welcome Everyone and Thanks so Much for all the comments and wishes you are sending my way!

Today I am taking you with me to Bluebonnet Herb Farms in Hempstead, Texas. Passing mid-November now with no freeze, so we will still have flowers and butterflies! Let's Enjoy!

This yellow rose bush greets all who come to Bluebonnet Herb Farms.  There are plenty of Rose Bushes for sale around the grounds, but this Yellow One lives here, he is planted in the Garden in front of the Herb Station.  Roses really get happy with the cooler air of Fall!

This is the table for the annuals for the winter gardens.

These jewels are called Pansy. They will not grow in the Heat of Texas.  Only now, the winter. What a bright spot on a cold and gloomy day!

Look who I found walking around on a flower!   A Bee.

It is his lunchtime and he is drinking nectar.

As he walks around, he drops pieces of pollen sticking to him from other flowers.  This is how flowers get pollinated. A process necessary to produce seeds for future generations.

Our photostudy today is of this Bee. (Haven't found his name yet, please leave a comment if you know).

Look at this answer blowing in the wind!

This one is flying on the wind!  A Monarch Butterfly.

The Monarch says:  Hello Everybody!

They really like this flower!

How lucky we are to see this one so late in November!

A Holiday Special

Decorating for the Holidays at Bluebonnet Herb Farms

Merry Christmas!

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