Great Egret

Great Egrets stop by often, but they usually keep their distance.  The other day, one did not see me right across the creek from it, and I was able to get some shots… Continue reading

Sweet Color

Fairweatherpaddler at Home Grown Heaven was asking about the sweet gum tree in my last post.  The Arbor Day Foundation tells me that its Latin name is Liquidambar styraciflua, it is native to… Continue reading

December Highlights

All of these are from the last three days of warm and sunny weather.  A cold front is supposed to blow in this weekend, and I am curious to see what changes it… Continue reading

Regenerating Spider

On the fourth of the month, I do a mini-BioBlitz around the farm, and see how many species I can find in an hour or two.  Yesterday, one of the things I noticed… Continue reading

If Mother Nature Had a Cyber Monday

Spinning Oak into Gold

As a textile artist, I have a soft spot in my heart for the spinners and weavers in nature.  A few times a year, I come across these cocoons, usually on the ground… Continue reading

Mystery Bird Revealed

Did you guess the bird in yesterday’s post? Here it is, the ordinary Great Blue Heron.  Normally I see it walking along the edge of the water, but one day I saw one… Continue reading

What Bird?

Sometimes an unusual angle gives you a whole new outlook. The answer — tomorrow!

Those Aren’t Geese!

Last week, after a day of storms and tornado warnings, we had a gorgeous day of 70 degrees with clear blue skies. As I was out on my walk, I heard a sound… Continue reading

Desert Lace

These beautiful patterns are what is left after cactus pads have weathered away, showing their inner structure.  I have been trying to find information on how they form and grow, to no avail. … Continue reading