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!
Bird at Bear Creek Park – Pretty sure it’s a Hermit Thrush?
Northern Cardinal at Bear Creek Pioneers Park – 2017-02-18
Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker in Bear Creek Pioneers Park Houston TX 2017-02-07
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!!!!
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.
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
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: