Tag Archive: East Texas

The Gift of Snow

It’s lovely to get a light touch of winter.

April 2017 on the Farm

We are having a lovely spring with a long period of cool weather.  We still have lots of butterflies around, the dewberries are already ripening, and a few bumble bees are showing up.… Continue reading

Nightly Forest Report

This post originally appeared on my other blog, Deep in the Heart of Textiles, in May of 2014.  When I started this blog about nature, I thought it fit better here.  I have… 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

Snakes So Far This Year

When my dog, Harper, was younger, she barked indiscriminately at every animal she found.  Then she figured out that if it was a snake, I would make her come away from it, and… Continue reading

Questions and Answers

A Target-Rich Environment

Walking down by the creek today, I hardly knew where to turn my camera. All kinds of creatures were buzzing and fluttering around, and the light was perfect.

Biodiversity Walk March 2016

Early in the month, I take a walk where I try to find as many species as possible.  Here are some of today’s finds– at least the ones where the pictures turned out… 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

Pineywoods Palette — November 2015

Living in the Pineywoods of East Texas, I am surrounded by shades of green all year round.  But other beautiful colors flash through the days and catch my attention.  Here are some of… Continue reading