Mother Goose

Goose and pair of goslings on a family outing in the rain in Goshen, Arkansas. There were two families of geese with goslings close in age. The group seemed to move together always in the two days we saw them.

Goose and two goslings.
Goose and goslings on a family outing in Goshen, Arkansas.
Two goose families
Two families of Canada geese stick together in a subdivision pond in Goshen, Arkansas.

The stark beauty of a foggy winter’s day

For most of the last week, winter has cast a foggy, rainy spell over our part of the Arkansas Ouachitas. This is how nature makes her own monochromes.

 fog-shrouded silhouettes of pines, oaks and hickories
The fog-shrouded silhouettes of pines, oaks and hickories describe the angle of descent to the south valley.


Blackjack oak
Bared of its leaves, except for a few tatters, this blackjack oak looks almost prickly.

Weekly photo challenge: Containers

“Containers” is the theme of this week’s WordPress photo challenge. Pondered on this for a few hours before realizing that containers can be broader than simply a can or a pot. Each droplet was a container of sort — each held a micro image of the world around it.

 Droplets in a spiderweb.
SUSPENDED – Droplets in a spiderweb.

Other containers we liked:





Who needs TV?

With skies like this? Who needs TV?

Dark clouds and rain
Water from sky to earth and back. No tornadic activity, just scuds in the center and mist sweeping upward at the right of the frame.
Cloud convecting.
Storm brewing to the west and south. With a little of everything. Rain, crepuscular rays, convection and dissipation.