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…

Wicked Walk 12/3/2014

 Today I cleaned my stove.  This in turn made my counter tops look bad.  So I cleaned them, which in turn made the cabinet faces appear rather horrid.  So I cleaned them, which in turn made the appliances, both large and small, seem a bit crusty.  So I cleaned them, which led to a careful…

Stumped

When does a stump become a topless tree?  Is it 6 inches, 12 inches, 2 feet?  Is there some magic, official “stump number” used to determine if the wood qualifies?  I was contemplating this while deer hunting Sunday morning, I found myself seated on an old railroad cross tie behind a dead Sweetgum tree in…

Wicked Walk 9/24/2014

For the first time in YEARS the first week of fall here in east Texas actually FEELS like the first week of fall!  Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!  I awoke to see a brisk 51 degrees on the back porch thermometer, pulled on some jogging pants, a long-sleeve T, grabbed my camera and headed for the…

Starbucks

Some people think I am a bona fide nut. I live over an hour from the nearest Starbucks. I have to (gasp) make my own coffee. Every. Single. Day. My Starbucks (and when I say Starbucks I am including ALL coffee shops) visits remain in the single digits per year of life. Sometimes this make me sad. I…