The extreme heat isn’t keep the natural denizens from making appearances around our house.
Part one of Part 16 (confusing, right?) was all about insects. In Part 2, we move higher up the food chain.
Bluebonnets are fading, but there are plenty of other wildflowers to take their place. We also encountered a teensy turtle, and a hitherto unobserved water snake.
Got some nature photos sandwiched between two slices of inanity.
It’s pollen season in Central Texas. Yay. So here are some random topics to divert your attention, assuming your watering eyes can focus.
The Reptilandia Reptile Lagoon herpetarium is a great addition to the growing list of attractions in or near Johnson City, Texas.
It was inevitable, Jim thought. It always turns out this way, and I never seem to learn. She came into his life unexpectedly, and he had no idea of her origins, nor, really, anything about her. But if he was being honest with himself, that mystery didn’t matter a whit to him. If he had… Continue reading Jim & Janis: A Scandalous Love Story
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)
Well, hello there…don’t you look mahvelous! It’s an indisputable fact that Gazette readers are above average in both intelligence and pulchritude. But, please…try to be humble about it when in the midst of your less well-endowed acquaintances. Today is National Devil’s Food Cake Day, which would normally be a cause for celebration, except that it’s… Continue reading Random Thursday: The Drought Edition
¡Hola, amigos¡ ¿Qué pasa? Hoy es el día nacional de guacamole, y es la hora a celebrar. (It’s also Mexico’s Independence Day. Coincidence? I think not.) We’ve got a lot of territory to cover, so let’s lean into it (as “they” say in H.R.). I’m sure most of you are itching to know what’s going… Continue reading Random Thursday: Word Guacamole