Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bray Park and the MadSnapper

Live Oaks in Bray Park, about 3 to 4 acres just like this
We live 2.5 miles from the entrance to Bray Park. It is massive, it covers 120 acres and has 3 acre off leash Dog Park, hubby flies in one of the fields, well, he doesn’t fly, he flies his RC planes there.
See below the word ME shows the woods above from Google Earth and Hubby is where he plays with his planes.
Yesterday I took Me, Myself and My Rebel and Coolpix for a 1 1/2 hour browse for new post pics.
 The first thing I noticed were these leaves shining in the sun and as I stood and tried to figure out what was eating on them, I snapped just a few shots.


 When I walked around the tree, I realized it is a Purple Orchid Tree. Tomorrow I will show you the Orchids and then LOOK OUT for all the Stuff I found...... over 100 pics and enough Fence Foto's for a month of Friday Fences.
Yes, the header is a preview of the orchids......

31 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

I love the blooms of the Purple Orchid Tree in your header. Can't wait to see the whole tree. Bray Park looks like a fantastic park to explore and find tons of photo ops.

Maple Lane said...

Love your header picture! Can't wait to see more. Looks like you had a great day to be out.

Snapper II said...

I love to see the veins in the leaves when the light is behind them.
I love your header.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Exciting! If these pictures are a foretaste of what is to come,I can hardly wait. It can be very easy to get 100 or more pictures in an area.Looking forward to upcoming posts.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

LOVELY new Header!!!

Oh I love those trees. Oh what a wonderful, magical place to be able to visit!!! -happy sigh-

Hubby is a flying enthusiast, hu. My good friend makes such planes. :-)

We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls.
~~Robert R. McCammon

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This is a beautiful park...nice to live so close to it. Lovely orchids

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Drop my jaw on the header shot gal! Awesome!!!

You are blessed to have a lovely park so near, what a photographers dream. Will be looking for your post tomorrow.

SweetMarie said...

Impressive park! It's got something for everyone, including puppy dogs. :) The orchids are so beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more.
Great work on Chatty Crone's header, it looks just fabulous!

Remington said...

Very nice! Makes me feel good to see green leaves....

BlueShell said...

Amazing...First: you have a beautiful flower uo in your layout!
second...you have frat photos...
I love trees, and bushes and flowers...
I see you into the map...LOL...
LOVE

Susannah said...

Hi Sandra,,,,even a bug eaten leaf becomes so beautiful when you snap it! I am excited to see all of the pics that you took. I love your header. I noticed it yeserday and forgot to say something. Stunning! Looking forward to your next post!

Susannah

TexWisGirl said...

the green of those leaves is beautiful!

Tipper said...

Love the first pic of the oak trees-wish I could walk there too.

DawnTreader said...

I love the first photo and I look forward to more orchids!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That park looks amazing. Beautiful photos of the leaves.

George said...

If your header is a foretaste of pictures to come, I can hardly wait. Have you found out what is eating the leaves. We've had so many trees destroyed by pests in this area that I would hate to see something happen to the trees in this beautiful park.

Rose said...

Sandra, I love these...can't wait I see the rest!

Karen Whittal said...

Your photos are stunning look forward to following and seeing more.

Eva Ason said...

I really like your photos.The ones with the leaves are so cool, when the sun is shining through them. Looking forward to see your orchids tomorrow :) Enjoy your Day! Big hugs x

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandra, Your header is awesome. Love that color of your orchid bloom.

Great pictures also from the park. That is a great park --and I'm sure there are TONS of places there to get good pictures. Looking forward to more!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny said...

Your header is perfect, I have been forgetting to tell you, I like the purple MadSnapper, too. I love the leaves, let us know if you find out what's been eating them!!! I also really like seeing this park map and where Bob flies. Can't wait to see your post tomorrow!

MedaM said...

Dear Sandra, this looks like a real oak wood.I am glad you posted Google Earth photo. I now have a better idea about your position and how the Park looks like from the air.Your photos are beautiful and your header photo is fantastic.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i love to see the sunlight hitting those pretty leaves.

gorgeous photos as always.
looks like you 've had a great time outdoors.

lovely header, too.

EG Wow said...

Your header is stunning. What a neat place to take your cameras to. I bet they were very happy and I look forward to the rest of the 100 photos. :)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, I love days when I have time to explore. Most of the time it's rush, rush, rush to get from one place to another. Less than 3 minutes and I better have the picture made. Love what you found and hope you have a good rest-of-the-week.

Ann said...

Love that first shot of all the trees. That looks an awesome park. That also sounds like a lot of fun, an hour and half of snapping. I need to get out and do that but it's just too darn cold

S. Etole said...

That orchid is exquisite. Looking forward to the rest of your photos.

Chatty Crone said...

I love the blooms of the Purple Orchid Tree in your header. So what was eating the leaves?
Can't wait to see the whole thing. Nice you got out to visit something different. Love, sandie

Ann said...

we have this Purple Orchid Tree. in Singapore and Malaysia, bur we don't call them orchids.

Catherine said...

Gosh, this really is a very pretty park. So many wonderful things to see!
xo Catherine

Deb said...

love those leaves...