To the Roots

The ravines give a glimpse of what goes on beneath our feet. Maybe that is why I am so enthralled with them.

One of my many reasons for loving the ravines is how they showcase the gnarly roots!

Then there are the banded roots!
Hanging roots!
Roots that drape over the Ebony Spleenworts and mosses!
Roots that hide the bear cave (just kidding). It would have been a nice shelter for some critter.

Very thick and hairy eh. πŸ™‚

The ravines let you see the soil layers. The Paluxy sands were lining this ravine’s bed.

It looked like two dark eyes (the holes) watching me. LOL However no one appeared to be home inside. Still I have hope that someday some bright eyes will be starring back at me.

More tomorrow, but not from a ravine.

Some of you know that I have been working on the printed second edition of North Central Texas Wildflowers. FYI it will go live in eight days on Amazon. πŸ™‚

This exhibit is on my to-do-list:

Voyages of Discovery: Trailblazing Texas Botanists


Green Ancestors: Decoding the Secrets of 600 Million Years of Plant Life

Poop fossils from Utah yield clues about dinosaur eating habits

Prehistoric Gourmet: Early Humans Hunted Beavers 400,000 Years Ago

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. You definitely got to the root of the matter – all those different twists and turns and hangers on!

    The Karen Chin poop article is great – like the title of her children’s book, “The Clues are in the Poo”. Watched the short You Tube video about her work – very cool.

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