A Cozy December Afternoon

The last few days, the weather was nice. It was t-shirt weather. Today, we went up to 72°F (22°C). Chewbacca and the rest of the pack love this kind of weather. They all snooze in the sun. By the end of the week we will experience another cold front coming through Texas.

Wildlife Wednesday (17)


This grackle enjoyed some lunch in my yard after the ice storm in December 2013.

Great-tailed Grackle/Mexican Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)

Autumn Bees & Asters

November brings the nice, cooler weather into Texas. While it is still warmer in the afternoons, the honey bees try to get as much nectar as possible for the Winter season. The Texas Prairie, including our property, is covered with “Blue Sky” Asters at this time of the year. These plants provide food for all kinds of insects, birds and mammals. For us, it’s just beautiful to look at the light white/bluish dots in the grass.