¡Feliz jueves, amigos! Today is National IPA Day, National Work Like A Dog Day, and National Underwear Day, which means you have an excuse to drink a beer for breakfast and then go chase a frisbee in your underwear. [What a frisbee is doing in your underwear, I don’t really want to know.] It’s also… Continue reading Random Thursday
Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day. But God loves us and wants us to be happy, so it’s also National Cherry Tart Day and National Apple Strudel Day, and that’s a clear sign of what’s really important in life. The only way things could be better would be if it was also National Eat… Continue reading Random Thursday: Nature Updates
Debbie and I have spent the past few weeks repairing the landscape around our house following the devastation of the Great Texas Freeze-Out of 2021. We make a great team; she tells me what to do, and I do it. So far, we’ve taken out the following dead, or mostly dead, plants: 4 pittosporum 4… Continue reading Loquat to No-quat
Editor’s note: The Editorial Board here at the Gazette has grudgingly come to accept that rudimentary animations in the form of gifs — pronounced with a soft “g” — must be tolerated, much as one tolerates the annoying-but-inescapable social behavior of toddlers and politicians. That said, the Board has put strict limits on the use… Continue reading Neighborhood Nature (Pt. 5)
This is the third in an ongoing series of posts about the fascinating details of nature in our figurative Texas Hill Country back yard. Part 1 is here and Part 2 here. Sure, birds and [some] reptiles are cute and cuddly, and [most] insects are not, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not attractive, even… Continue reading Neighborhood Nature (Pt. 3)
The Texas Mountain Laurel adds a bit of striking beauty to the generally stark West Texas landscape.
This is shaping up to be a banner year for Texas wildflowers.