Baby Duck | Brazoria County Photographer

I was able to capture this picture of a baby duck the other day while out at Brazos Bend State Park in Needville, Texas.

I really have no idea what kind of duck this is since he was swimming around all alone.

I love the reflections in this picture as well and the water movement behind the duck.

Take the time to appreciate the beauty of nature it is all around us. Sometimes we just need to open our eyes to notice it.

Baby Duck Brazoria County

Cattle in Texas | Brazoria County Photographer

These are a few Charolais cattle. I was able to get a picture of the bull, the cows as well as several young calves.

The one of the calf alone looks to be the youngest of the two young ones I saw. Mama cow was one of the ones in the group she was only about 10 foot away from the calf.

I guess they had a hard day and needed some rest.

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Blue Winged Teal Ducks | Sonya Lira Photography

Brazos Bend park is one of my favorite places to visit.

Yesterday our daughter Jeanelle, Andrew, Karina, Sophia and I went to the park. We normally purchase the state park pass so we can get into all the state parks. It is quite a bargain in Texas.

The park has miles and miles of trails through the lake areas it is truly amazing.

The good thing about this park is you never know what you might see. Yesterday it was about 72 degrees and sunny so the ducks were out and having a good time.

These are Blue – Winged Teal ducks. The males have the black colored head.

I am glad I was able to capture a picture of these beauties.


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Meet Harry | Sonya Lira Photography

This is Harry is he one of the two kittens that took up a permanent home here.They are about 9 – 10 months old.

I feel bad when the weather turns to cold so I bring them in and put them in a 1/2 bathroom that is never used. Although they have a shed outside with a heat lamp I worry about them. I am sure they would do just fine this is more to make me feel better.

I will try to get some pictures of Stripes that is Harry’s brother. The day I did this picture Stripes was not cooperating.

Cats Sonya Lira Photography



Paper Whites | Sonya Lira Photography

These paper white flowers originated in my great grandmother’s yard in Louisiana many years ago. My grandmother had gotten some of the bulbs from her mom and had them for years.

One time my grandmother gave me this old tea kettle well inside it was these bulbs.  Many years later I decided to plant them to see what they were. When they came up I realized they were paper whites. My mom told me the story about the paper white bulbs and how they were really 75 or more years old. I guess bulbs are never to old to plant.

They only bloom one time a year and that is always in late January. I wish they bloomed longer because they really are a beautiful flower.

My bulbs have since multiplied times a few hundred. I have shared my bulbs with my mom and my sister. Now we all have a little bit of my great grandmother’s yard in our yard.


Paper white flower

Paper white flower




The beauty of a sunrise | Sonya Lira Photography

I love sunrises and when there are low-lying clouds behind the naked tree branches it makes for one spectacular view.

Some days just start out better than other days.

sunrise Manvel, Texas