I’m back. Uh, you did know I was gone, right? Oh, good grief.
Did I ever tell you my story about dancing for the animals? Well…oh look! a baby squirrel!
Capturing nature on “film” midway through a morning bike ride.
It’s a tough world out there, and sometimes your best efforts to cope with it can backfire.
Peter Benchley’s death stimulates a memory of a shark encounter.
I suppose I have a thing for mantids. In my defense, they’re the T-Rexes of the insect world, only greener. How can you not be fascinated by them? Plus, they’re quite photogenic. Late yesterday afternoon, I spied a praying mantis resting on a plastic stool on the patio. As I turned to go back inside,… Continue reading Creature Faceoff
Random observations about nature from a backyard in west Texas.
You don’t want to get on the wrong side of a mockingbird, nosireebob.
While sweeping the leaves and acorns off the front drive yesterday (a wasted effort thanks to an unexpected late afternoon thunderstorm) I spotted a flash of green next to the porch. It was a large praying mantis, not exactly rare in these parts but also not an everyday occurrence. Mantids are cool insects to have… Continue reading Sci-Fi Creature on the Loose!
I don’t think I’ve yet shared with you some photos from a camping trip to Fort Davis, Texas. I had almost forgotten about them, as they are about six years old, but they came to mind for some reason over the weekend and I tracked them down. We were staying in my parents’ trailer at… Continue reading Wildlife in West Texas