Category Archive: Nature

Buen Corriendo

So we were in Presidio, Texas, buying ham and cheese croissants and chile rellenos from a grocery store lunch counter, and the lady didn’t speak any English, so I had to try my… Continue reading

After the Rain

After a night and morning of rain, I took the sheep out for a walk this afternoon.  The longer I looked, the more I noticed, and the more questions I had. (You can… Continue reading

Why I Always Watch Where I Am Going

(Herpetologically-challenged people beware – there are snake photos further along.) Over the weekend we went to our place in the Hill Country with friends.  I remembered my camera, but left its rechargeable battery… Continue reading

The Best Things in the Garden

My vegetable garden is pretty overgrown, and it’s too hot to cook anything anyway.  The best garden  investment I made was a 99 cent package of zinnia seeds.  Every day lots of bees… Continue reading

More Beautiful Yellows

Here are the latest results from my dye jars* – Jenny Dean mentions hawthorn in her book Wild Color.  She recommends using the flowers or berries, and says the leaves and twigs will… Continue reading

An Hour Down at the Creek

On hot summer days, I love to go down to the creek and see what turns up.

Why I Never Get Anywhere Fast

Distractions abound…. So many pictures to take, so many things to research….

Savoring Spring

Here on the Gulf Coast, we usually only get about two days of Spring before jumping straight into six months of “Sauna,” but this spring we have had two months of absolutely lovely… Continue reading

Spring Discoveries

Did you know a turtle’s eyes are striped? Did you know baby mockingbirds have little hook-shaped ridges on the roof of their mouths? Did you know that mayflies are the only insect that… Continue reading

Widening Horizons

Before I had kids, I didn’t realize how your kids’ interests become yours too.  My younger daughter has always been interested in animal science, and I have tagged along on some of her… Continue reading