Tag Archives: Texas Wildlife

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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Ants In The Pants

As a young woman, I was fascinated by these industrious little marvels of the insect world. I even wrote a paper in biology class in high school on the extraordinary little creatures. But that was then, when I was in … 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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March Madness

An oriental poppy bloomed in our garden to remind me I need to catch up on a few things as the new year is rolling right along. I cannot believe it. It has been many months since I wrote my … Continue reading

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Bastrop Texas WildFire September 2011

Texas Bastrop Complex Wildfire September 2011   September 4   Catherine and Bud were working outside. They saw a bank of black clouds and commented to each other “I wonder if that is the rain expected?” In a few minutes of … Continue reading

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April wildflowers and thoughts turn to herb study

It is April and the wildflowers are brightening the highways of Central Texas again. It brings smiles to my lips and reminds me of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s joy in, “Hamatreya”, where he reports that: Earth laughs in flowers.   It … Continue reading

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Garden design for Smithville Texas

In this blog I will not insist that we eliminate clipped grass from our environments the short grass allows us to see if any varmits are near our homes. Undesirable critters such as mice or snakes do not like to cross … Continue reading

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