The Three [Armadillo] Amigos

Alert Gazette readers will remember this video I posted about a year ago: That video documented a chance encounter with four young armadillos (and as the zoologists and/or Texans in the audience know perfectly well, the nine-banded armadillo mommy always gives birth to identical quadruplets) close to our house. Well, fast forward twelve months, and… Continue reading The Three [Armadillo] Amigos

Neighborhood Nature (Pt. 11) — The Invertebrate Edition

I hope you’re not tiring of these Neighborhood Nature posts, because I like doing them too much to stop. Or, really, I’ll stop when Nature does. Alert Gazette readers will recall that we’re wrangling a herd of black swallowtail caterpillars that have sprung to life in the parsley planted in a pot on our back… Continue reading Neighborhood Nature (Pt. 11) — The Invertebrate Edition

R.T.T.F.E.

I’m too lazy to type “Random Thursday — The Friday Edition”…or am I? It’s been a while since we’ve done a Wandering The Web post, so this will ultimately turn into one, but first — some local weather-related updates. Five days ago, as alert Gazette readers no doubt recall, I informed the world that Pecan… Continue reading R.T.T.F.E.

Camera Ciao

My DSLR died a week or so ago. Well, I guess that’s a little dramatic. In reality, it suffered a fatal injury. Uh, that’s not much better, is it? OK, what really happened is that one of the electronic contacts that lets the camera communicate with its Compact Flash Card — the medium on which… Continue reading Camera Ciao

Weather Frustration

This one is for my fellow citizens of Llano County who are getting fed up with this weather pattern. (You folks in Travis County can hold your tongues; we don’t want to hear it.)

Neighborhood Nature (Pt. 9)

Caution: Snake photos below! The alarm went off around 5:00 a.m. last Friday. It’s not an actual alarm; it’s just in my head. Go ahead and laugh; you’ll be old someday, too. I managed to stay in bed for another fifteen minutes, knowing that the coffee would be ready in the kitchen by then. We… Continue reading Neighborhood Nature (Pt. 9)