Only in Texas would you see ripe watermelons in December.
We bought about five watermelons this year. We tossed them into a dirt hill in the pasture.
About three months ago we started seeing the vines growing like crazy. They must have spread out about a 12 x 12 area. Then we noticed a lot of watermelons.We figured the cold weather would come to soon and ruin the chances of them ripening. Boy were we ever wrong.
We have eaten a few of them and they have been super sweet. I guess the trick to growing watermelons in Manvel, Texas is to just toss the ones you have already eaten.
There are about twenty more besides this. None of these were planted they all came up from the seeds of the rinds we tossed out.
Fall is all about the color changes in the leaves and the leaves falling off the trees. In our part of Texas there is not a lot of beautiful fall foliage.
We happen to have a cypress tree in our yard that is one of my favorite things to photograph. I love the leaves, colors, texture and everything about this tree.
When photographing anything you have to decide what are you focusing on. What is more important the foreground or the background or both.
When taking portraits your subject and their eyes should be what is the sharpest in the photograph. Often times this is not the case. If you can not tell what a photographer is focusing on then find another photographer.
I took these pictures with my Canon 100 MM 2.8L Macro lens. This lens is one of my favorite lenses.
Just by walking around and changing my view I was able to capture some dramatic pictures of the changing colors of the cypress tree and its branches.