End of Summer

Edgewood, Nature, Summer

It’s the last week of summer.  September 23rd, 2015, will be the day when night and day are about the same length of time, also known as “autumnal equinox” (“equinox” means “equal night”).  From here on out, the days start to get shorter than the nights, and the temperature begin to cool down.  Changes in nature are noticeable.  Wild flowers are appearing everywhere, golden rods – one of the signs of the coming of autumn – included.  Grasses are seeding.  Berries, fruits, and nuts are forming.  Duck weed and algae on the pond surface excite duck hunters.  It’s time to clear out the path ways through the wood.

Mill Creek & Crooked Creek, Van Zandt County, Tx
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The Crooked Creek has Dried

Edgewood, Nature, Summer

The creek that overflowed the county road in late spring has dried up.

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A blue heron fishing on the county road overflowed by the Crooked Creek in spring

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Dried up Crooked Creek in August

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The water outlet under the county road, which was overloaded in spring, is now exposed.

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Water crossing the county road as the outlet underneath overloaded, in spring

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Now the outlet is exposed

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Rippling water on the road is now replaced by yearning tree roots on the creek’s bank.

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Water from the creek rippling on the road in spring

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Tree roots on the creek’s bank yearning for water in August

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Occasional entertainment in the sky has changed from spring rainbow shows to fleeing white herons above the hay field.

June 2015 Rainbow-

Spring shower rainbow

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White herons fleeing the hay field

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The nearby Mill Creek is receding, too.

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Mill Creek in August

The beauty of August in East Texas.

Photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

A Hidden World of Mill Creek

Black and White, Countryscape, Edgewood, Nature, Photography, Winter

A hidden world under tangled branches, vines, and limbs in a nook of Mill Creek as it meanders along in Van Zandt County, Texas.  These two pieces will be part of Going Green Show at the 211 Art Gallery in Athens, Texas, from today through April 18, 2015.  The printed dimension for both are 11″ x 17″ print, 18″ x 24″ with frame.

BW Slough by Ine Burke 2015-1 BW Slough by Ine Burke 2015-2Photography © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com