Category Archive: insects

Wander and Ponder

One of the things I am most grateful for in my life, is the opportunities I have to wander around all by myself.  Our family has two rural properties, so when I walk… Continue reading

I Spy…Tiny Ones

[This post was originally on my other blog, Deep in the Heart of Textiles, as part of a photography challenge. It seems to belong better over here. It was originally posted on May… Continue reading

A Lovely April Morning Walk

So often, I can’t get my camera to focus where I want it to, but this past Sunday morning, the photography stars aligned and all my pictures turned out beautifully! On my regular… Continue reading

Wrapping up 2020

In a normal year, my pattern of interaction with nature goes something like this: Daily: carry my camera with me when I go outside, and if I see a new species, try to… Continue reading

Host and Guests – Ludwigia

I have a goal to identify all the species living on our farm.  The pond plants in particular have been a problem for me, because a lot of them look similar.  And even… Continue reading

Bioblitz Fun

A bioblitz is an event where people try to find and identify as many species as possible, in a certain place, in a limited amount of time.  Often they have a festival feel… 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

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

September Showers Bring Butterflies

This past weekend, we got to go out to the Texas Hill Country.  Our place there is about 300 miles west of where we live in East Texas.  It normally gets about 25… Continue reading

Host and Guests — Yellow Thistle

In late March and early April these Yellow Thistles were blooming in the pasture.  The plants stand about a foot and a half tall (a half meter), and I would say the blooms… Continue reading