Except as noted, all images copyrighted by and should be attributed to E. Bourland Hawley.
I had become many eons ago a traveling literary gnome, inquisitive about places I had and had not visited,
walking the same paths of peoples from the past, through places once grand and still grand,
photographing images that now show me the places about which I still dream . . .

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Beaver at Work

Taking a close look at the base of this tree, 
I noted that a beaver has gnawed around its trunk.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Bluejay's Bird Bath

Ready to jump in the water.




Thursday, November 19, 2015

Cattle on Farm to Market 1177

On Floyd Street in Burkburnett

A horse with a blanket under a tree.

A tree at Freeman Park.

Red Grasses on the Ridge

Lisa and Duck Lakes Views from the West

Bird list at the lakes: Hooded Merganser, Killdeer, Red-winged Blackbirds, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, Redheadeds, scaups (need to verify), crows, mockingbirds, cardinals, sparrows, meadowlarks, Red-tailed hawks, Greater-yellowlegs, doves. 

Hooded Merganser Hiding

Friday, November 13, 2015

Redheaded Ducks Flying in Merged Images

Merged images of ducks and pond.

Pie-billed Grebe


Kingfisher and Redhead over Pink Pond

A kingfisher alighted a few feet away from me as the sun rose.

Throughout the early morning, Redheaded ducks, teals, mallards, moorhens, grebes, killdeer, herons, sparrows, cardinals, and hawks appeared at the pond.

A pastel sunrise over a foggy pond.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Eby Flight of Five

Missing Man Formation Flight to pay our last respects to Dave Eby.
Four v-tail Bonanzas led by a t-tail Turbo Arrow.

MyMrMallory, Meat, MeatBall, Yukon, H.-P., Steve, and Tramp.

Leader H.-P. and Steve.

Meat and MeatBall.



In formation.

Turning left.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Dallas Arboretum and Pumpkins

Capsicum annuum, Black Pearl
Missouri Botanical Garden's website.

Children at one of the fountains.

Children enjoy watching the misting.

At the entryway to the arboretum, visitors come upon piles of artistically-placed pumpkins.

Lovely flower. 




In the pumpkin village.

The stage with White Rock Lake in the background.

Playful figures.


Let Lovely Turn of Phrase Begin

Give Me a Kiss to Build a Dream On

Listen, will you? I think that . . . literature, poetry, music and love make the world go round . . . while mathematics explains things; I fill my life with them, then go walking in snowy woods.
Let us go then, you and I
like two etherized patients floating
through life, together feeling prufrockian.
DDB Jr. makes my world go 'round; during his absence, Pachelbel fills it up.
One summer I sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, then through the Gulf of Finland to reach Saint Petersburg; I pursued Joseph Brodsky in its alley ways. I dream of making that two summers.
I read “Biking to Electra;” found my way in a Jaguar car, and glanced at the flashing steel grasshoppers at sunset. I’ll follow K.O.P.’s footsteps after he followed N.Scott Momaday’s; find warmth and inspiration on a rainy mountain.
Throw chinese coins for the I Ching.
Save the whales, the spotted owl, the woman in toil.
Cast a fly for trout; my memories of fly fishing under the sunny blue Colorado sky remain; I yearn to build more . . . with more trophy Browns.
Listen for the swan’s calls on the Baltic Sea. Feel KKII's joy, his arms spread wide in Yazilikaya.
Good night, Jimmy Durante, where ever you are.