walked down to the creek on Saturday morning, a sunny day after a heavy rain. The water was chocolate-colored like Willie Wonka’s river, and dotted with more turtles than I ever remember seeing at one time–Texas River Cooters, Red-eared Sliders, and huge Texas Spiny Softshells. I love the turtles–the way they pile onto logs and plop into the water when they sense they are being watched. Here are some photos of the Bastrop, Texas turtles we see at Little Piney on Piney Creek.
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Turtles!–Turtles in Bastrop, Tx
Living Right with Nature
Living Right A Facebook friend and wildlife biologist commented on one of my recent posts that I must be “living right” because I see such wonderful things at Little Piney. I don’t know if I’m living right–I think I’m doing okay– but, I feel very, very blessed to have this little place in theContinue reading
Reflections: Spirits in Nature
Reflections: Spirits in Nature This project began with a late afternoon canoe trip. As the light changed and the breeze died, the surface of the creek grew smooth and reflective, and I directed my camera to the mirror images of the shore and its reflection. That night when I downloaded the pictures, glowing eyesContinue reading
Adventures with Arthropods and Photo Reflections
Our heavy canoe is tied to a large pine tree right down by the lake so it’s always available but it can’t float away when the creek rises. The oars are shelved on a branch above. Saturday, we walked down to the lake with late afternoon canoeing in mind. However, when Ken flipped the canoe over, up poppedContinue reading
Piney Creek, Bastrop, TX–Part II
Piney Creek originates in the Northeast part of Bastrop County, then heads South and West through Camp Swift, under FM1441 and wraps itself around Little Piney before heading through town to the Colorado. At some point–maybe at FM1441–the creek becomes Sanders’ Lake for a mile or so. Sanders’ Lake is basically a wider area ofContinue reading
Piney Creek, Bastrop, TX–Part I
Piney Creek A thick line of pines and oaks marks the steep bank of Piney Creek; below lies the running stream in its sandy bed shaded by giant cottonwoods and old pines. Bird songs mingle with the burble of water flowing over shining stones. Dagonflies and mayflies catch the dappled light and sparkle while tadpolesContinue reading
An Invitation to Bastrop First Friday Art Walk, March 3
Piney Creek Reflections: Landscapes and Birds from the Banks of Piney Creek Oil Paintings and Photographs by Tammy Brown Hosted by Piney Creek Chophouse, 703 Chestnut St, Bastrop, Texas Bastrop First Friday Art Walk, March 3, 2017, 5:30-8:30 Please join us!