this weekend i went out for a walk and some geocaching at lake bryan, the closest large body of water you can find in the area. this being texas, it isn’t even a lake, but a utility reservoir. regardless, there is beauty to be found in the sedges, yaupon and oak meadows that surround it. i didn’t have a camera with me at the time, but i gathered bits and pieces that caught my eye between gray clouds and scattered raindrops:
the strikingly silver gray leaves of Baptisia bracteata were the first to catch my eye:
and then the orange blades of dessicated grass tufts:
stones and moss and teeny-tiny wildflowers:
and the most useful of discarded sewing accoutrement:
i found the last item near water filled vehicle ruts that were at least eight inches deep… perhaps someone tried to find the humor of being stuck in the middle of no where, only to quickly toss its novelty aside. so i let it all hitch a ride home with me.
if we look closely enough the colors, light, shapes and texture of an area can reveal a bit of its vernacular to us. in capturing tiny elements of the places i inhabit, i hope to better understand, if only be inspired by, the relationship between their various layers.