Moon

Moon

Early this morning as I let Gracie out, I saw the moon setting. January’s moon is called the Wolf Moon. Other names are Old Moon or Ice Moon by the Farmer’s Almanac. The Chinese’s name for the January moon is Holiday Moon. And this is for the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, it goes…

Berries to thorns

Berries to thorns

We did not stay long in the creek bottom as I needed to head back to the house. Surely when time allows, we will head back to further explore the area. The world’s largest organism is slowly being eaten by deer Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you…

Back again

Back again

Another gorgeous day at the Dixon Water Foundation! Intact, 1,200-Year-Old Canoe Recovered From Wisconsin Lake Who Was the Real James Bond? Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

The goal

The goal

My goal yesterday at the grasslands was to find Butler’s Quillwort (Isoetes butleri). I was not successful. Sometimes no data is good data. Now I know that it is the wrong time of year. All herbaria collections for this plant were taken in the spring. So this means another look in the spring (oh darn)…

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 Chihuahuan 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…