A month

A month

Wow, it has been a month since I have been to the grasslands! Certainly, have missed it. And today was the perfect weather for the outing! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

My brother’s place

My brother’s place

My brother and family live on five acres in the Chicuahuan Desert. His place abuts a fifty thousand acres ranch. Just how cool is that! On our last full day, we spend the day at his house exploring. And he took us in his ATV up to the top of a nearby hill as well….

Laguna Prieta Trail

Laguna Prieta Trail

We enjoyed the park so much the day before, we decided to go again. We had plenty more trails to choose from! This post is all on the Laguna Prieta Trail. So my brother and his wife decided to come along with us this time. They had not been before because it had always had…

Two meters

Two meters

And twenty minutes at one spot before lunch. That is how slow I was. All these photos are in an area of about two meters. Opinion: In defense of armyworms. They aren’t exactly the scourges of lawns. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you…

Fork

Fork

The last part of the journey in Cooke County follows. It was a great day. Our next stop was at a creek that feeds into the Red River. And then we ended our journey looking out over the Red River. I always hope I will see a Bald Eagle cruising by, but not this time….

Montague drive about…

Montague drive about…

So on Friday I just had to get out. Yes, it was hot. However, is not that what vehicles are for to keep you cool? Besides, I had not seen the Narrow-leaf Morning Glory this season. In the next posts, I will share some of the other fauna and flora we saw including some other…

Pipevine!

Pipevine!

The July 16th outing saga continues! As we started to climb in elevation, we happened upon the Woolly Dutchman’s Pipevine (Aristolochia tomentosa)! Of course, the elevation climb is really not that much. But this area did not have standing water as it was on a slight slope above the bottomlands. Keep looking!

Brown-eyed Susan

Brown-eyed Susan

What a beautiful flower that is going strong right now. The color is spectacular! The critters that visit them are cool too! So many creatures use the Brown-eyed Susans. And all of the above was found just today! In a Remote Amazon Region, Study Shows Indigenous Peoples Have Practiced Forest Conservation for Millennia Keep looking!

National Pollinator Week

National Pollinator Week

It has come to my attention that it is National Pollinator Week, June 21-27th. Of course every day, we should be trying to care for our pollinators, but this week is a week to celebrate the pollinators in our lives. The future of our planet depends on the biodiversity! Only about two drops of rain…

Rainbow

Rainbow

The sky was all blue except for a wisp of a cloud on the horizon and I thought rainbow. What is this crazy woman thinking. Well it is Pride Month, so I thought I would celebrate that by finding the six colors in nature! Diversity is what makes our planet so wonderful! A Proclamation on…