Category Archives: Landscapes

Spring Beauty in North Texas

Indian Paintbrush in Field of Bluebonnets. Lake Whitney State Park, TX.

Indian Paintbrush in Field of Bluebonnets, Lake Whitney State Park, Texas

Bluebonnet, Lake Whitney State Park

Bluebonnet, Lake Whitney State Park

Buckeye Butterfly, Cleburne State Park, TX
Buckeye Butterfly, Cleburne State Park, Texas
Question Mark Butterfly, Cleburne State Park
Question Mark Butterfly, Cleburne State Park
Bluebonnets, Cleburne State Park
This and the following five images were made in Cleburne State Park, Texas.

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Bluebonnets appear more blue in shade or under a cloudy sky and more purple in sunlight.
Bluebonnets appear more blue in shade or under a cloudy sky and more purple in sunlight.

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White flowers are "albino" bluebonnets found in Cleburne State Park.
White flowers are "albino" bluebonnets found in Cleburne State Park.
This and the two following phogtographs made on a farm in the vicinity of Waco, TX.
This and the next two photographs were made on a farm in the vicinity of Waco, Texas.

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Although this photo was made in the same field as the previous two, the color is more purple because they were lit by direct sunlight.
Although this photo was made in the same field as the previous two, the color is more purple due to being lit by direct sunlight.
Baby Blue Eyes, Fort Parker State Park, Texas
Baby Blue Eyes, Fort Parker State Park, Texas

Western Wallflower, Fort Parker State Park
Western Wallflower, Fort Parker State Park

Northwest Oklahoma Winter Scenes and Wildlife

As winter is coming to a close, here are a few images from this winter and one from last winter.

_IGP7173 Porcupine photographed on 2-7-2011 near Fort Supply Lake.

_IGP0864Wild turkey taken 12-5-2011 in Boiling Springs State Park.

_IGP1014Red-shouldered hawk photographed 1-4-2012 near Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge.

_IGP1940Nine-banded armadillo found near Fort Supply Lake on 2-1-2012.

_IGP1983aThis and the next three photographs made in Boiling Springs State Park on 2-7-2012.

_IGP1999White-tailed Doe

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All images on this site are © copyrighted by Larry D. Brown and may not be reproduced in any manner without permission.

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument is located in the Tularosa Basin at the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert near Alamogordo, New Mexico.

_IGP1898Sunrise over the Sacramento Mountains, January 22, 2012

_IGP1924Early morning light reveals the ripples on the wind-sculpted dunes.

_IGP1908The dazzlingly white sand is composed of gypsum, not silica, as is ordinary sand. The sky in this photo has an unusual color due to high winds filling the air with gypsum dust.

_IGP1918Few plants can survive in the constantly moving gypsum sand.

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_IGP1820Late afternoon clouds over the San Andres Mountains which form the western wall of the Tularosa Basin.

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_IGP1834The beginning of a very colorful New Mexico sunset

_IGP1858The setting sun illuminates the badlands to the east of the dunes.

_IGP1873A spectacular sunset silhouettes soaptree yucca plants.

_IGP1871The glow of the sunset illuminates the eastern sky and the Sacramento Mountains in the distance.

_IGP1882The end of beautiful day, January 21, 2012, at White Sands National Monument

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1 NIV

Autumn Leaves in Red Rock Canyon and Boiling Springs State Parks

_IGP0352Caddo maple leaves in Red Rock Canyon State Park

_IGP0340American sycamore in Red Rock Canyon State Park

_IGP0329From Rough Horsetail Trail in Red Rock Canyon

_IGP0360Caddo maple leaves in Red Rock Canyon State Park

_IGP0323Autumn leaves floating in a creek along Rough Horsetail Trail in Red Rock Canyon

_IGP0366Eastern cottonwood in Boiling Springs State Park

_IGP0264Virginia creeper in Boiling Springs State Park

_IGP0224Eastern cottonwoods in Boiling Springs State Park

All images on this site are © copyrighted by Larry D. Brown and may not be reproduced in any manner without permission.

Autumn in Southeastern Oklahoma

Red maples along Talimena National Scenic Byway
Red maples along Talimena National Scenic Byway
Maples along Talimena National Scenic Byway
Maples along Talimena National Scenic Byway
Maples along Talimena National Scenic Byway
Maples along Talimena National Scenic Byway
Maples and oaks, Robbers Cave State Park
Maples and oaks, Robbers Cave State Park
Red maple trees, Robbers Cave State Park
Red maple trees, Robbers Cave State Park
Oak trees and rock ledge, Robbers Cave State Park
Oak trees and rock ledge, Robbers Cave State Park
Red maple leaves, Robbers Cave State Park
Red maple leaves, Robbers Cave State Park
Oak trees in Sulphur Canyon, Pushmataha County
Oak trees in Sulphur Canyon, Pushmataha County
Sunset near Talihina
Sunset near Talihina

The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is a remnant of what once covered over 142 million acres in parts of 14 states.  Less than 10% of the original tallgrass prairie remains, with the only large unbroken tracts in the Flint Hills of Oklahoma and Kansas.  The Nature Conservancy, a private, nonprofit conservation organization purchased the 29,000 acre Barnard Ranch in 1989 to establish the preserve.  The preserve now consists of 38,700 acres which The Nature Conservancy owns or leases in Osage County, Oklahoma.

One of Oklahoma's little-known treasures lies north of Pawhuska near the Kansas border.One of Oklahoma’s little-known treasures lies north of Pawhuska near the Kansas border.

In 1993, 300 bison were reintroduced and will eventually grow to a herd of 2700.
In 1993, 300 bison were reintroduced and will eventually grow to a herd of 2700.
Pale Purple Coneflower
Pale Purple Coneflower
Sensitive Briar
Sensitive Briar
Showy Evening Primrose
Showy Evening Primrose
Butterfly weed buds beginning to Open
Butterfly weed buds beginning to open
Butterfly Weed
Butterfly Weed
Atlantis Fritillary On Pale Purple Coneflower
Atlantis Fritillary On Pale Purple Coneflower

The Black Mesa

The Black Mesa in the northwest corner of the Oklahoma Panhandle in Cimarron County is a unique and interesting landscape composed of mesas, buttes and rock formations left by volcanic activity. The highest point in Oklahoma at 4,973 feet is located here. In June the tree cholla cactus blooms, making this my favorite time to photograph here.
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