The Harbor In Rockwall At Lake Ray Hubbard

At this morning I wanted to check out the little lighthouse at The Harbor in Rockwall, Texas. So, I drove for some photos to Lake Ray Hubbard. The Harbor has a nice lake front with the Hilton Hotel, Cinemark Theater, lots of restaurants, bars, wellness spas, etc. But I was more interested in the fountain, the lighthouse and some other sights, I’ve seen previously online. The weather was gorgeous. The sun warmed my skin, while the wind blew from the lake. The temperatures were in the low 60s. It was a perfect morning for a photo hike at The Harbor in Rockwall at Lake Ray Hubbard.

Stone Creek Park

I have a confession to make: I’m an internet “junkie” and a Pinterest addict. 😉 Now this has been said, I can tell that I love to pin photos of places in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to check them out later. I stumbled across this park with a small waterfall in Flower Mound.

One October morning of last year, I drove to Stone Creek Park to capture some  photos of the park and the waterfall. I wish, the water had been just a tiny little bit higher. But since  I wasn’t familiar with this area, it was a good thing and more safe that the water is at a lower level. It was a nice little hike. The foliage slowly changes colors. It was a perfect Autumn morning. 🙂

Serenity ~ Sunrise At Joe Pool Lake

At this morning, Kevin and the girls were at the 5K-Pumpkin Run in Lynn Creek Park. Over the years, I made it a tradition to photograph the sunrise (weather-permitted) at Joe Pool Lake.

The Little Raccoon

It has been exactly four years, today. One of my neighbors said, she has a raccoon family sitting in the tree of her alley. The day she mentioned them, I couldn’t make it over to her house. And later it would have been too dark. The next day I asked her, if she has the raccoon family still climbing that tree. She said, that Momma Raccoon and two of her babies are gone. But for some reason, she left one behind. If it still sits there by itself by Monday (following day), she will call wildlife rescue and ask what the deal is, and if they gonna take care of the youngster.

In the meantime I used the opportunity to capture some photos of the little raccoon, before I had to go to work. When I arrived in the alley, the young raccoon took a little nap on the tree. But it woke up, when my camera made shutter noises. It was a cool and wet October day. The wind blew strong, and it drizzled. I know, that wildlife is taking good care of itself. But I fell sorry for the little guy/gal up there.

I don’t know, what the outcome was for the little critter. But I hope, he/she got back to Momma or into safe care. ❤

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins (Part IV)

Here we go! Today is Friday 13th … And another Friday has arrived to show off some of my Jack-o-Lanterns from the year 2013. Some I’ve carved for our local “Family Fright Night Campout”. And a couple of pumpkins, I’ve carved for Halloween night.