Cholera in 1833

Last fall, I wrote here about the Texas Master Naturalist class that I help teach at a state prison. As my small part of this 12-week class, I teach about “Historic Naturalists of… Continue reading

Host and Guests – Vetch

Last weekend I participated in the City Nature Challenge 2020.  I was one of 1264 people who got outside somewhere in the Houston-Galveston area, and identified 2964 different species. The Nature Challenge takes… Continue reading

Earth Prayer

With our “Stay Home” orders in place, I was reminded of one of my favorite poems.  While our bodies stay in a small space, our minds can roam to places we can only… Continue reading

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