The Changing Seasons – September 2020 in the Hill Country

In early September, we made a trip to the Texas Hill Country, and played in the Llano River.  (You can click on the pictures to see larger images.) I rarely see any migrating… 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

Last on the Card, August 2020

I have been meaning to join in this challenge since I saw it in January!  Brian at Bushboys World came up with the idea of showing whatever photos are last on your card… Continue reading

The Changing Seasons – August 2020

I saw a photo challenge on Ann-Christine’s blog, and she found it on its original home with Su (scroll down through the post to find the guidelines).  You take 5 to 20 photos… 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

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