Express Yourself

It’s a rainy and cold morning along the Texas Gulf Coast, perfect for me to stay home and get some much needed housework accomplished.  But first, I’m inclined to share some photos I took this past week while taking full advantage of some fabulous weather.

Brahma calve

looks like someone has some skin to grow into!

Today’s WordPress photo challenge is Express Yourself.  Initially I was at a loss as to which photos to share but then I remembered visiting these cute little Brahma calves.

Their cuteness and expressive little personalities captivated me and when these three started walking towards me I couldn’t help but think of the opening scene to the 1970’s TV show the “Mod Squad“.Brahma cattle

Oh, how I wanted to be Peggy Lipton.  I was in Junior High School at the time sporting brown frizzy curly hair and no matter what I tried, I couldn’t achieve those silky straight tresses.prince charmingFailing to achieve that Peggy Lipton look, I wondered would there ever be a prince charming on a white horse in my future?Chesapeake Bay Retriever One can pray, hope, and look to the skies for answers, but only time will tell if one is fortunate to find true love.roseate spoonbillIn the end, I found it was important to be myself and not try to be something or someone I’m not.  And  then, only then did I discover love…. love for myself and a partner.  Be true to yourself and free to express yourself 🙂Texas Gulf Coast
The Mod Squad – Season 1, Volume 1


61 thoughts on “Express Yourself

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  2. It wasn’t until I read Amy’s most recent post that I discovered this post, which did not end up in my email notification. I’m so glad to have found it. Beautifully written Ingrid, and your photos are gorgeous. 🙂


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  4. Fabulous photos! The sun reflection in that last photo…AMAZING! Glad you are YOU! Neat post and one of your photos just inspired me for my “Express This” Photo! THANK YOU!!


  5. Lovely post, Ingrid. Your words are so wise, and the photos are just gorgeous. The last one is simply breathtaking. It’s grey and windy here too, and perfect weather for a bit of housekeeping. 🙂


  6. Love the young Brahmas, then the Mod Squad reference. Great spoonbill shot. Looking forward to the nicer weather coming our way, miss my morning beach walks.


  7. Lovely post. Yes, when you can be yourself, wonderful things can happen, including love. Beautiful pictures and beautiful words.


  8. Truer words were never written – to be one self! Lovely! What gorgeous photos; I just love taking photos of animals. Hope you are doing well!


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  10. As much as I adore the two little cows with skin to grow into, that last shot just took my breath away. You have such an incredible eye for landscapes….something I’ve never been very good at.


    • Awe, thank you Cheryl. I’ll need to send you an email so we can compare travel plans. I’d love to spend some time shooting with you.


    • I wish I had had my muck boots with me when shooting those spoonbills…. I could’ve gotten just a little closer, but even then, they did cooperate nicely. I’m stilling working on capturing them in flight. No success thus far 😉


  11. Beautiful post and thought, indeed! Thank you for share this beautiful gallery, Ingrid! These photos are precious and special. The last one is an incredible capture, and your words are so moving…

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  12. Ingrid these are all amazing and of course I love chatting with the animals! The pink reflection in the water of the birds is amazing. You my friend have the photography going on. Wow!


    • Oh, thank you. As many times as I passed those horses, it was only that one time that their heads were raised and the lighting worked. Not something I could have planned.


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