Beginning of May was like a light switch for the Texas weather. As soon as May 1st came around, the temperatures began to rise significantly. And today, will be the first day of this season when we hit over 90ºF in DFW. This time of the year, I rather hike in the mornings. It is still cooler. And I love the morning dew around my feet and ankles. At this time of the day, wildlife is more active before they’ll rest during the midday’s heat. So I chose to go to a local pond, this morning. Original I was frog hunting with my camera. But they were all hiding, as soon as I came closer to the water. In the distance, I saw some Mallard Ducks and a couple of Red-eared Slider Turtles resting close at the pond’s edge. Momma Duck and her eight ducklings took a short break in the shade, before they swam to the other ducks across the pond. I kept watching them all waddling up the hill. When it started to get much warmer, I walked back to the car and drove home. My morning hike is done for today.
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My name is Tanja. I live in a small North Texas city within the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex. I have a little house with a suburban yard, a hard working husband, who likes to have a nice cooked meal after work, three kids (24, 15, and 9 years old), two dogs, two cats, and some critters in the backyard. In 2004, I immigrated with my husband and my middle child from Germany to the United States of America. My husband was stationed as an Army Soldier in Germany from 2000 until 2004. His tour in Europe brought him also to Africa and the Middle East. We met, while I worked in a big retail store for the US Armed Forces in Germany. The rest is history. I love traveling, and visited 34 US states and Ontario, Canada so far. No worries, I still will see the other 16 states and more Canadian Territories. It’s on my bucket list. Speaking of “Bucket List”: One of my biggest dreams is to travel to Australia and New Zealand. But after all my favorite spot is sitting on a chair in my yard under a shaded tree drinking a cup of tea, while watching my kids and my pets playing together. And I like to watch the Sun setting; the Moon, the planets and the stars rising in the night sky. So here is my blog page and I invite you virtually to my little corner of planet Earth. (December 2018) https://underthepecantreephotography.com/about/ View all posts by Tanja