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

Along a Hill Country Highway

Much of the dry, rocky land of central Texas is really best suited for small populations of grazing or browsing animals.  Ranchers may raise cattle, sheep, or goats, but for another income stream,… Continue reading

Tracks in the Sand

After a rain, it’s interesting to go along the creek and see what tracks show up in the sand. It was interesting that I saw so many raccoon prints, because I have never… Continue reading

The Sapsucker

Usually I only see Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers in the shade as they make their way quickly around the trees, but this male stayed out in the sunshine eating persimmons, long enough for me to… Continue reading