Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Scorched Forest

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. (Still at Catfish Creek Preserve State Park)

Them rangers love to torch these woods.

Torched pines create a nice field of red.

The fire cuts back that gnarly palmetto. Let something else get some sun.

Wildflowers are always good for a click.

Good thing it's been a dry spring or I never would have gotten through here.

Aw, sweet, sweet dragon fly

Monday, May 30, 2016


Flowers, and a Few More Flowers

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. .......Bless our fallen. Happy Memorial Day.

Magnolia blooms...ahhhh

This is not Catfish Creek (I don't think)

The fires sure open the forest floor.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

A Lot of Trees with Outstanding Character

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.

Needed a resident buzzard.

I just like trees and clouds.

Aw, a group of pretties

Gnarly fellows having a hissy.

The famous log in the grass.

Only you can prevent forest fires.

Though the local rangers start a lot of them.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Alien Tracks and Lilly Pads

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.

Maybe not alien. Either a big lizard, or a small gator?

The promised lily pads

Cool looking scrag.

Tortured dancers.

These 45 degree sandy dunes were not fun.

Aw, a pretty

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Landscapes and Buzzards, Yeah

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.  The next series of photos are from a hike May 22 at Catfish Creek Preserve State Park. Get ready for lots of landscapes.

Tortured trees always grab my attention.

Why the road the park is on is called Firetower Road.

A lot of swampy areas...but funny...I never saw a creek.

Boyfriend Horace

and girlfriend Mildred

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sunbeams, Clouds, and Beautiful Scars

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. Last shots from Paynes Creek SP :(

The Red River in green

That is not photoshopped. 

Always look up.

In the foreground, part of the park had JUST been burned...set a dramatic landscape

More from the controlled burn. Very dramatic. Scarred but still beautiful.

Okay...wasn't fog...a truck passed me raising dust in the air.