Gophers, Deer and a Desk

This past weekend marked opening day of deer season in Texas.  And, considering we have a half of beef and several wild pigs in the freezer, I have decided to trophy hunt.  In other words, unless it is a massive buck, I’m just gonna sit and watch and enjoy being perched in a tree.  Alone.…

Wicked Walk 9/11/2016

September the 11th has a special, painful place in the hearts of Americans.  On this particular day I reflect not only on the tragic day in New York, but also on my sister’s birthday.  Her birthday came long before terrorists marred not just the day, but the face of American and World history.  So I…

Wicked Walk 11/11/2015

Here is the walk that didn’t get published last week, it was a brief walk but a good one. This is what I saw. The recent rain had mushrooms and fungi popping up all over the place.  As a matter of fact, the radar showed rain moving in early and staying all day.  Thus, the reason…

Wicked Walk 10/28/2015

Yesterday was my 33rd birthday and it was lovely.  It was made even more lovely by the fact we recently received over 2 inches of rain and a cool front.  So this Wednesday I donned a long-sleeve shirt and hit the woods about 8:30 a.m. Here is what I saw. My Redbud tree, hanging on…

Wicked Walk 7/29/2015

Getting ready for yet another journey, I spent Wednesday scurrying about preparing and working to ensure everything went smoothly in my absence.  However, Addie and I went for a quick walk and ride thru the forest in the early morning hours while the heat had not yet penetrated the canopy of leaves.  It was very…

Wicked Walk 6/10/2015

As you may recall my computer went kaput and I am running around like a chicken, so not much narrtive today.  Addie walked with me, we encoutered slugs, deer and a giant spider, amoung other things. Here is what we saw. Addie loves the woods! No flower is safe! Then I spotted the deer, first just a…

Wicked Walk 6/3/2015

Even after a week of sunshine there are still puddles everywhere but I’m not complaining!  I spent an hour drinking coffee on the porch, watching the hummingbirds fight, then slipped on my tennis shoes for a walk. Here is what I saw. The Mama chicken and her two rapidly growing children, ready to escape the…

Berries

I planted an apple tree.  The one, single apple fell off due to a worm.  I planted blueberry bushes.  The chickens ate every last one in their reach, leaving me about five.  I planted peaches and plums.  The deer not only knocked off the fruit and ate it but also stripped the lower 2/3 worth…

Wicked Walk 5/6/2015

It was rather late when I had a break in the days activities and the rain that seems to be our new normal, I walked quickly around our place. Here is what I saw. The berries are ready to pick but a few blooms linger. A Redbud tree holding its share of recent raindrops….. The…

Wicked Walk 12/10/2014

December the 10th was a really good day.  Not only was the weather perfect for walking, I harvested a spike (perfect double lung shot, pats self on back) and made cookies for Addie’s piano recital.  A well-rounded day.  The early morning hours revealed lots of beauty. Here is what I saw. Dew-coated pod and a…