Morning Peace

Morning  Peace


Snow On A Tree


Adventure Location: Rockport,Texas

Adventure Date: 12-14-2021

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The day was just right for a speedy walk at the Memorial Park. We hit the parking lot at a decent time and got it on the road in good order. The OFM joints were working well so we were covering some ground and even passing a few of the other walkers.

As we rounded the back end of the pond a sight caught the OFM's eye. He paused and leaned against a sign post to steady himself for the maximum zoom shot. His pulse rate was up enough we had trouble with the heart beat bouncing the camera. Here is the first shot of the bird in the tree way over there.

We headed on around the pond and noticed a spot to get another picture of the bird from a different angle. This time there was no post to lean on so what we have is an OFM standing on the side of the trail, his pulse pounding and his breathing a little heavy while trying to hold a camera maxed out on zoom still enough to get a picture of a bird WAY WAY over there. We think it is a bird of prey due to the way it was surveying the area.

So if anyone can recognize the bird from those poor pictures, please let us know what kind it is.

We thought the excitement was over and headed around the corner at a fast pace only to be stopped by the sight of a snow covered yaupon next to the trail.

The picture does not do it justice. From our spot on the trail it looked like it had a little snow on it that had frozen and was sparkling in the bright sunlight. After the OFM came to his senses he realized it was the heavy dew on the leaves reflecting the bright sunlight and looking like ice/snow.

You never know what you will find while out trying to have tooooo much fun.


  1. I'm gonna guess a red tailed hawk. I'd give the odds at 55%.

  2. Actually the photo DOES do it justice. It sparkles. I once saw grass like that in a low spot on land near Moab, UT, and couldn't believe it.

    1. Now that you reminded me, I used to see that in Washington State when I worked up there. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. The top picture would be a great painting. Maybe you could duplicate it, just as it is.

    1. I will look into it carefully. My want to frequently far exceeds my abilities.

  4. Agree with Judith on the hawk. That Christmas bush looks lovely. Great picture.