Category Archives: Snakes

She Could Not Let Go

Blacky Cat came meowing loudly to my bedroom door. I got up and followed as she rushed to Catherine’s room. She got in the doorway and looked right then left. When she didn’t see Catherine, she led me to the … Continue reading

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Identifying Texas Snakes

For years, while watching my kids run and investigate wild Texas, I feared the possibility they would come in contact with venomous snakes. Being raised in Alaska, I had little experience with these critters. I purchased a series of books … Continue reading

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Lightning Adventure

“Honey, I just had an Adventure! As we are in the process of leaving Caldwell, Texas and beginning again in Smithville, Texas-I am feeling very nostalgic for our 16 years in Caldwell. Memories crop up at odd times. A thunderstorm … Continue reading

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Getting to know our new home in Smithville Texas and it’s dangers

We decided to investigate the cost of removing some of the standing dead trees, fallen trees and stumps on the Smithville property which was caused by a forest fire February of 2009. We wanted to begin planning the layout of … Continue reading

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