By the Lake

by Deena Stephenson April. 22, 2019 153 views

When we moved to our present home in Cypress, Texas seven years ago we specifically chose this lot at the end of a cul-de-sac that was next to a lake. We knew it was THE one. The perfect spot for incorporating as much nature as possible into a non-rural suburban setting. We love watching the ripples of the lake flow steadily. Water levels rising and lowering from the rain.

Although the lake is man-made it is so full of life. Red-eared turtles sunning themselves along the edge. Trees, skies and landscape dotted with colorful birds, ducks and other waterfowl swallowing up small fish. It has become our escape from the hustle and bustle of life near the big city.

Egrets, Ducks, Cormorants, Gray Herons, Pelicans and, believe it or not, Bald Eagles, are residents of the lake. I assume they have become regulars so I can try my best to get a great photograph. But they probably have a different agenda.

What a blessing to be among God's creations.

Which one is your favorite?

Wading Gray Heron, Villages of Cypress Lakes

Wading Gray Heron, Villages of Cypress Lakes

Rooftop Bald Eagle, Villages of Cypress Lakes

Rooftop Bald Eagle, Villages of Cypress Lakes

Two Bald Eagles Conversing, Villages of Cypress Lakes

Two Bald Eagles Conversing, Villages of Cypress Lakes

Flying Pelican, Villages of Cypress Lakes

Flying Pelican, Villages of Cypress Lakes

A Squadron of Pelicans, Villages of Cypress Lakes

A Squadron of Pelicans, Villages of Cypress Lakes

Hewie, Dewie, No Lewie, Villages of Cypress Lakes

Hewie, Dewie, No Lewie, Villages of Cypress Lakes

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Marilyn Grimble 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Great minds think alike, we chose our home because it is in La Dombes area of France, full oh lakes, one behind our home and a second in front. We have a garden pond too which attracts egrets, herons and ducks. My favourite is the pellies! Mxx

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Sherry Hill 4 months, 3 weeks ago

beautiful photos.. i chose my house because of the nature that surrounds it too.. 
my favourite is #4.. i have a love affair with pelicans [i hope to see one someday]

a rooftop bald eagle.. that is some blessed house.. :)

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Deena Stephenson Replied to Sherry Hill 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments! When the pelicans first arrived to our lake it was so amazing. They look so prehistorical in flight. One time the lake was filled with about 50 of them. I hope they keep coming so I can take more photographs!

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