Plum Wasteful

Every week, I go to the mailbox and empty one of these: You know, the “grocery store” circular that everyone gets with glossy offers on everything from appliances to zero-down loans on furniture you can’t afford but must have. Buried inside you might find a scrap or two from, you know, the …

Central Texas Gardener

I have a mutant rose. I discovered this oddness in December. I started asking around amongst my network of gardener and Master Naturalist …

Camouflage

I never really thought about it until now, but translucency is a pretty efficient form of camouflage. Why waste energy on pigments …

The Grand Bugapest Hotel

I had a couple brilliant names picked out for this project before it even got off the ground. In fact, it was …

New fire pit at Katrina's house.

Fire pit and… ?

When I lived further north, I created a fire pit. I really liked it in the cold months (or rather, month). It …

Limestone cutbank in Bear Creek on one of the WQPL lands

Bear Creek

I took this photo last month. I went out scouting a Water Quality Protection Land preserve with one of my CAMN cohorts. …

Lacewings

Found these on one of my potted plants recently. Seen them around your yard or garden? These are good eggs, literally. Green …

Avoiding Monsanto in the Home Garden

It’s getting hard to avoid Monsanto (and other franken-foods) in the grocery store. But apparently even if you grow your own vegetables …