Winter Browns

Winter Browns

Yep it seems cold today and yesterday too. Maybe because of the clouds and dampness in the air? However it was not too bad. In fact Jeanne and I went to the grasslands yesterday. Still working on those photos so that will wait until tomorrow. Were they playing rock, paper, and scissors? It was the…

A Dose of Sunshine

A Dose of Sunshine

So after working on the computer yesterday morning, I needed my afternoon fix of sunshine time. So I headed to the grasslands. 🙂 I am certainly looking forward to the winter season of lichens, mosses and all the treasures that nature has to offer! World-First Footage Shows Dolphins Pulling Off a Clever Bait Heist Mystery…

This Stinks Too!

This Stinks Too!

The species, Verbesina encelioides, stunk according to Shirley. While I can smell it, I certainly don’t think it smells that bad. In fact, my olfactory instrument say the Mexican Plums are really what smell bad. LOL. So the Verbesina encelioides goes by several common names including Cowpen Daisy, Golden Crownbeard, Butter Daisy to name a…

How Many Shots

How Many Shots

Thank goodness for digital cameras! I would not be able to afford the processing of a film camera with all the shots I take. So of course thank goodness for the digital cameras so we can document so much! How Much Will New Fossil Fuel Projects Harm Polar Bears? We Can Now Calculate It A…

Next stop

Next stop

Onto the next stop in Cooke County! So I had one more thing to check under the bridge itself. Well, you will have to wait until tomorrow to find out why I was checking. Man Uses Strange Rock as Doorstop For Decades. It Turned Out to Be Worth a Fortune Our Sun Is Spitting Out…

On top and down

On top and down

The sights are always great on top. However with this heat in the sun we only stayed there about an hour. Well we done with the walking part of the day. So to the car we went. Ancestral Origins Unveiled: Caterpillar Venom Traces Back to Bacteria Keep looking! The more you know, the more you…

Grindelia

Grindelia

I don’t remember if I have visited Ball Knob (LBJNG) before in the heat of the summer. In fact my search thru my photos only show I had been there in April and May. However I have been there in the winter looking for lichens and mosses at the very least. My guess is that…

Slammed in a door?

Slammed in a door?

Indeed it is definitely hot. Our morning walks start between 7 and 8am. High temp 105F, heat index 120F today! The armadillo looked like its tail had been slammed in the door…ouch! Plus someone had take a nip out of its left ear. Maybe it will be heading to the spa this afternoon for a…

Survey at the grasslands

Survey at the grasslands

So I actually had a purpose that morning. I was conducting a small survey in area where I had not searched before for the Narrow-leaf Morning-glory (Ipomoea shumardiana). However no new patches was found. It was 11 o’clock and we had made the circle for the survey. So now we were done at the grasslands….

Caution advised

Caution advised

Good advice is to always try to be aware of your surroundings. Most critters will avoid you if they can of course. Indeed lucky for me I have mostly been lucky except for a bee or wasp sting a few times. So I was able to capture a movie of it with its loud buzz….

Catenary

Catenary

Before I forget (again) Kathy and Jerry shared some photos with me. And now I am sharing with you. 🙂 Now back to the title of this post, catenary. This was a new term for me this morning. A physicist, an architect, an engineer or a mathematician (to mention a few) would know the term….