Unfortunately my plans for shooting star photography at Brazos Bend last night didn’t work out. There was some cloud cover between 9 and 10 when the Milky Way became visible, and the mosquitoes were too much for me. I expected it to clear up by midnight, but I just couldn’t take any more of the little pests so I called it quits. I did get a few nice non-star images worth sharing. I made it out to 40 acre lake before sunrise and managed to get the glowing cloud pictures above before the sun became visible over the tree line. Then I realized the Spanish moss draped over all the giant oaks would frame the sun nicely.
And on another trail, I just barely managed to avoid the giant spider webs which the Orb weavers build between the trees at night. Last night I had an intimate facial encounter with one of these webs in the dark – not a pleasant experience! However, when you are not walking into them, the webs are a work of art. This lovely lady below was glowing in the early morning sunlight and her web sparkled like spun gold.
And lastly, I’ll leave you with one of the few good pictures from last night. On the remains of a barren swag, several of these web footed birds enjoyed the dusk. Does anyone know what they are?