Category Archive: travel

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge — As the Crow Considers Flying

While traveling through Nova Scotia last week, I noticed these crows having issues with directions. The only thing they could agree on was that they would be happy to be part of Cee’s… Continue reading

Smith Oaks Rookery

Six years ago I went on a birding bus trip and got to see the Smith Oaks Rookery in High Island, Texas.  It was amazing to see of hundreds of giant nests stacked… Continue reading

Twelve Days of Christmas, National Elk Refuge Style

In March of 2013, my husband and I took a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and we took a tour of the National Elk Refuge.  I finally got around to editing those photos,… Continue reading

Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada is a National Conservation Area called Red Rock Canyon.  I had hoped to visit this place since I learned about it back in 2006.  At that time… Continue reading

Birding a Barrier Island

We are very blessed in Texas to have so many types of habitat so close to each other.  Where I live, three ecoregions come together, and within a 2-hour drive, there are 10… Continue reading

Birding at Lake Somerville

For Valentine’s Day, my husband took me out for a great day trip that combined two of my favorite things, nature and textiles — first we went birding for a couple of hours;… Continue reading

Happy Blissful Wonderful Wilderness

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Happy Place.” Nothing makes me happier than these wide-open spaces. The first four pictures show Big Bend National Park, and the last is on… Continue reading

A Little Farther West

This past weekend I got to spend some time out in the Texas Hill Country. Depending on who you talk to, Texas can be divided into seven to eighteen different ecological zones, and… Continue reading

Galveston Island

My husband had a trade show to attend on Galveston Island, and I tagged along.  It’s about 2 1/2 hours from where we live (if traffic is good).  We have been there dozens… Continue reading