On the Hunt for Joy Challenge — Get Outside

When I heard about Cee Neuner’s new challenge, I wanted to jump in, and take new pictures to fit each weekly theme.  The first topic, Get Outside, should have been easy for me… Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #78 — Special Spot

There is a spot on our farm where kids can cross on fallen trees, or squish around in the mud, and just as importantly, tree roots terrace the bank, so grown-ups have a… Continue reading

Lens-Artists Challenge #77 – Favorite Photos of 2019

For this week, the Lens-Artists Challenge is to look back over 2019, and post your favorite photos. My main aim in photography is to document all the wildlife on our farm, and that… Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #75: Nostalgic

I have been wanting to join in with a photo challenge group ever since the WordPress photo challenge stopped, and I am happy to have found the Lens-Artists Challenge.  This week’s theme is… Continue reading

A Woman in Alaska in the 1930s

Two years ago I was given all the boxes of the family archives from my husband’s family, and I have spent hours sorting and digitizing everything. My favorite discovery has been a box… Continue reading

Planting Hope

Today I want to showcase a wonderful project that I have been involved in, through Texas Master Naturalists. There are over 150 lakes in Texas, but all of them except one, are manmade… Continue reading

Finally Caught on Camera

Some of the species around here are notoriously camera-shy.  Here are two snakes that I have glimpsed for years, but have never been able to get really good pictures of.  Thanks to my… Continue reading

Great Horned Owl Fledgling

A few weeks ago, I was walking up to the lamb pen, and I realized that one of the tree stumps across the pasture just looked odd.  It looked too tall and too… Continue reading

Who Left THAT There?

In my walks around our farm, I come across plenty of small mysteries — Mystery #1: What snake left its skin in this hay bale? Mystery #2: Who scattered these pond mussels on… Continue reading

Blogging Buddies Take a Hike

On my trip to Phoenix earlier in April, I got to meet up with a blog friend, Andrea Huelsenbeck. I have been following Andrea’s blog, ARHtistic License, since Sept. 2015!  We are both… Continue reading