Bear Creek Pioneers Park-Houston, TX (Birds and more)

Bear Creek Pioneers Park hold lots of memories for me as a teenager you can’t imagine the amount of people who would invade the park making a drive around the park take forever in bumper to bumper traffic! It was a big hang out place…that is until they made it illegal to have alcohol in the park.  Now, the park stays relatively quite and families are coming back.  But those past days were great cruising the park and spotting your friends (and boys) and mingling with tons of others there!

Here are some birds and ducks I’ve found around the park.

Sure would appreciate if anyone knows what some of these are please tell me! 

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Duck
Duck
Duck
Duck
I think this is a Great Egret (but not sure)
I think this is a Great Egret (but not sure) Does anyone know if that’s correct??

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Horse at Bear Creek Park
Horse at Bear Creek Park
American Robin
American Robin

Bird at Bear Creek Park

Bird at Bear Creek Park – Pretty sure it’s a Hermit Thrush?

Northern Cardinal at Bear Creek Pioneers Park - 2017-02-18

Northern Cardinal at Bear Creek Pioneers Park – 2017-02-18

Bluebird at Bear Creek Pioneers Park - 2017-02-18
Bluebird at Bear Creek Pioneers Park – 2017-02-18

Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker in Bear Creek Pioneers Park Houston TX

Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker in Bear Creek Pioneers Park Houston TX 2017-02-07

Savannah Sparrow at Bear Creek Pioneers Park - Dec. 2016
Savannah Sparrow at Bear Creek Pioneers Park – Dec. 2016
Unknown - anyone know??
Unknown – anyone know??
Black Crow at Bear Creek Pioneers Park Houston TX 2017-02-22
Black Crow at Bear Creek Pioneers Park Houston TX 2017-02-22
Great Egret??? At Bear Creek Park on 2017-02-11 Houston TX
Great Egret??? At Bear Creek Park on 2017-02-11

Unknown - anyone know??

Unknown – anyone know??


Pulled from VisitHoustonTexas.com

walking trails, an equestrian trail, a small zoo (including buffalos, an ostrich, and emus) and aviary, playgrounds, soccer fields, little league and softball fields, four lighted tennis courts, eight picnic pavilions, horseshoe courts, and hundreds of picnic tables a“Bear Creek Park is 2,168 acres and has grills. Near the aviary ducks can been seen walking freely around a pond. The park also has restrooms all around the park and drinking water fountains.”


Time To Leave Bear Creek Park

Thanks for visiting Max and his Human at Houston Photo Journey!!!!

 

Happy Lunar New Year (Chinese Community Center)

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Gong Hey Fat Choy (Happy Chinese New Year in Cantonese)
Gong Xi Fa Cai (Mandarin)


2017 Is the year of the Fire Rooster!

Happy Chinese New Year!!! This is the year of the Rooster.  Not only is it the year of the Rooster, but specifically a Fire Rooster.  In Chinese astrology each of the 12 animals has an element associated with it too such as Gold/Metal, Wood, Water, Fire or Earth.  The element-sign combos occur every 60 years. Donny Osmond and Martin Luther King III are all Fire Roosters.  They are said to possess the characteristics of trustworthiness, strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work and are good money managers. Me, I’m a Wood Dragon-Introverted, taciturn, very talented but not fond of the limelight.


According to TravelChinaGuide.com This is the said Characteristics of the Five Elements 

Wood – Benevolence 

The wood pronounces the fate, nobleness, representing extractive, luxuriant, brilliant, blooming, flourishing etc. 

Fire – Propriety 

The fire pronounces the feature, strength or softness, representing power, influence, bravery and intense. 

Metal – Righteousness

The metal pronounces the life span, longevity or abortion, foretelling any penalties, dangers, difficulties and dead end.

Water – Wisdom

The water pronounces the talent, sage or fool, representing aptitude, brightness, agile mind and accuracy, 

Earth – Fidelity/Honesty

The earth pronounces the status, rich or poor, representing the birth and growth of everything

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Fun for kids and adults
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Thought she was the cutest ever with her Lion toy
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Touch the Lion for Good Luck!
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I LOVE to Lion Dance!

I visited the Chinese Community Center on  Saturday, January 28, 2016 for their free Lunar New Year celebration.  They did a stellar job and did I say it was FREE?! Plenty to see, tons of food and gift vendors, children’s activities, traditional dances – just a fun day out!  Thanks to all those who make the special day possible! The Lion Dance is my favorite!

This is the story of the Lion Dance according to asiaobscura.com: “When the lion first appeared on earth, you see, he was a real troublemaker.  He got up to all sorts of nonsense.  So a buddha was sent down to sort things out.  Dressed in the robes of a monk, with a fan in one hand and a gourd of whiskey in the other, he called out to the lion, “Hey you, Lion, stop this nonsense!”  The lion didn’t pay heed, of course, so they took to the streets and they battled.  While the lion, on the one hand, desperately wanted the bottle of whiskey, he was also terrified of the Buddha’s fan.  So they fought, and they fought, and after many rounds still neither could best the other.  But the Buddha had a trick up his sleeve, and he whipped the long red sash from around his waist.  He threw it around the desperate lion, reined in the vile beast and dragged it to the nearest temple. There, the two of them silently knelt and prayed together, and the lion found peace in his heart.”

There were amazing dancers performing there too…here are a few of my favorites:

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Traditional Indian Dancers
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I loved this dancers energy and happiness
Beautiful little Ballerinas
Beautiful little Ballerinas
Cute Ballerina's
Cute Ballerina’s