2018

Texas Arbor Day 2018

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Did you hug a tree, today? Not yet? That’s alright. The little raccoon did it for y’all. Texas Arbor Day is a reminder, that it is time to get the trees planted at this time of the year. With the cooler conditions, a tree can establish better. In the years to come, we can enjoy their shade in Spring throughout most parts of Autumn. Since 2013, we celebrate Texas Arbor Day on the first Friday of November.

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“I love trees! They make me feel safe from other predators. And they provide a lot of shade in the ht Texas Summers. Plant a tree, today. And my friends and I can enjoy it in the future. Happy Texas Arbor Day!”

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2018

Wildlife By The Lake

This is the continuation of yesterday’s blog. Today, I’ll post photos of a mammal, birds and fishes from that nice day in October 2016.

2018, Gardening

Beautiful Sunday Afternoon In October

After all these rainy days, it was wonderful to have a sunny weekend. This Sunday afternoon, I just sat outside and enjoyed the sun. It’s also the season, the Monarchs migrates south, while other wildlife stays here and takes in the last days of the warmer weather. I watched the little bees and a Canna Leafroller collecting nectar from my flowers in the frontyard. Everyone prepares for the cooler season ahead. But when it is warm, we all come out and get as much of the warm rays of the sun as we can.

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Larger Canna Leafroller gets some nectar from our roses in the frontyard on this nice, sunny Sunday afternoon.
2018, Gardening

After The Rain

Every time it rains in Texas, it feels so good. Later in the week we suppose to get cooler temperatures. Therefore it will be much easier being outside and begin to garden, again. And I won’t have to deal with these pesky mosquitoes anymore. They suck the life out of me. The cooler weather will be great to clean up the gardens and start with the Winter vegetables. In the meantime, I enjoy to capture photos of what is left in my raised beds.

2018

Hiking At The Colony Nature Trail (2013)

When I hike with my camera, the trails are always full of surprises. One time, I walked on The Colony Nature Trail and found two bobcat kittens sitting in the Autumn foliage. On this hike, I walked into a Great Horned Owl. First it sat on a low branch in a tree right in front of me. The owl blended so well in the forested area, I’ve didn’t even notice it. But I’ve must have come too close for comfort. And it flew in a higher tree branch further away. It was still a stunning sight to see this beautiful Great Horned Owl in nature.

2018

Our Hummingbirds In September (2013)

Our little hummies come frequently for a visit in September. That when usually our garden is in full bloom. The hummingbirds tank up and get ready for their migration crossing the Gulf of Mexico to get to the more tropical Central America, where they will stay for the Winter. And I have to cook more hummingbird food to fill the feeders up frequently.

2018

The Colony Shoreline Trail In September

Hiking the first mile from the North Colony Blvd. entrance at The Colony Shoreline Trail, I was very lucky with viewing some wildlife on that September morning back in 2013.

2018

Isle Du Bois/Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Texas (2013)

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The Ray Roberts Lake Dam

The weather was so nice, that Sara and I had quite a few adventures in the first week of September 2013. That Friday after Labor Day, we drove to Ray Roberts Lake State Park. The state park is divided in two parts by the lake: Isle Du Bois & the Johnson Branch. Sara and I decided, we’ll drive up to Pilot Point to get to Isle Du Bois. There is a nice lake beach, where Sara could play in the sand for a little bit. But when we arrived, the maintenance vehicle was out there to keep the beach clean and fresh for the following visitors. Sara and I went for a hike instead. We saw a lot of insects. And we even ran into a road runner. This was the second road runner, I’ve seen in the wild. How cool is that?! Wile E. Coyote was nowhere to be seen. ๐Ÿ˜‰