Possibly Chihuly Could Do It Justice

Dale Chihuly is one of my favorite artists.  His glass artworks are often inspired by nature, and they also complement natural settings. When I go to Las Vegas, Nevada, I always go to… Continue reading

An Ordinary, Glorious Day

I spent this morning with another volunteer, walking a private property, helping the landowner by searching for a certain endangered plant.  We didn’t end up finding any, but we did find a close… Continue reading

Dragonfly Detecting

Last year I bought the field guide Dragonflies of Texas.  Each two-paged species account is packed with information, including a full-sized body silhouette, color photos, range map, key features, and a seasonal histogram,… Continue reading

Bird Fanfares

Most days I hear bird sounds in the background throughout the day.  There is an automatic cataloging of the ones I know — “Blue jay… Carolina wren…hummingbird… can’t remember that one but I… Continue reading

The Moral Sense of Dogs

This time of year when it’s hot outside, I love to stay inside and look at old books.  We have access to an interesting collection from the late 1800s, because my husband’s grandparents… Continue reading

Summer Can Take a Toll

It’s not the heat OR the humidity — it’s the territorial disputes and the predators that can really wear you down!

Warm Colors of July

 

A Certain Young Wizard’s Favorite Insect…

…would have to be an Owlfly, wouldn’t it? I saw this insect fly past today and land on a stalk.  It looked long and skinny and plastered itself against the stalk, but as… Continue reading

The Elusive Bird 90

My husband and I grew up watching Jacques Cousteau nature specials, and we sometimes like to imitate him in our bad French accents when we talk about the “elusive and dangereuse” wild animals… Continue reading

Just Some Pretty Pictures