A few days ago I observed something I have never seen before. It is a rainbow effect in the clouds, I think it is called cloud iridescence. This happened just after we had a rain shower and before the sunset. Of course I had my camera, so I grabbed a few shots before it disappeared. See for yourself.
Spent a year at the Big Bend and never got a good picture of a Roadrunner. Here is one that visited while I was working a gate.
We are settling in our gate now. Started out having to use paper logs….yes pen and paper, can you believe that!! We finally have an ipad, which makes it so much easier and faster. Most days are pretty slow, but we have had others that are super busy and the day just flies by. On those slow days you have to find something to do. I brought my camera and found some great subjects to shoot. All photos are my own.
So there it is…. some of what I do while not actually working. Yes, we have a 12 hour shift, but you average just working just 2-3 hours at the most. So it allows some down time to pursue other interests. Not a bad gig, I like it.
We were off today and the weather was great so we headed out to Fort Davis to do a short hike. Madera Canyon Trail is part of the Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountain Preserve. When we arrived it was clear skies and 68 degrees.
As I took a few photos of the Flycatcher he got very curious about what I was doing.
We really had a great day with the rain and cool temps. Enjoy some more photos of our day in the Big Bend National Park.
I’m looking forward to going back asap. The summer rains has made everything green.
We planned on a few hikes down at the park today despite the threat of rain.
As we were coming back I noticed some clouds towards the basin area.
We finally got back to the trail head and wanted to check out the rain clouds
Not a lot of hiking but a great day, cool rain made it enjoyable. We headed back and run into more rain on the way to Marathon. Once we arrived back it had rained there as well.
If you drive much in Far West Texas, you will encounter lots of Turkey Vultures. They keep the roads cleaned up from whatever animal met up with a vehicle the night before. I got up close to one this morning.
Had a few nice days-no rain (not that I’m complaining!!) I needed to drive around town before sunset tonight to find some photo subjects.
It’s been a windy, but cool day today with a threat of rain for the next 3 days. Lots of clouds so I thought the sunset might be good tonight. Decided to walk around and see what I could find.