Catching Up

Hey, there! It’s been a while since we’ve met on these pages; much has happened since our Great Porcupine Encounter that has distracted me from doing any thinking, much less writing. About a week ago, I entered my septuagenarian experience with a whimper, not a bang, experiencing a series of health challenges which are continuing… Continue reading Catching Up

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