Monthly Archives: August 2014

Solar Lighting – Taking Advantage of the Summer Sun

Originally posted August, 2012 With the incredible heat wave hitting the midwestern and southern US this summer (it is expected to be 104 degrees today in North Central Texas), I was pondering what could I possibly write about regarding gardening … Continue reading

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Capulin Volcano

Originally posted July 2, 2012 I recently returned from a vacation whereby ten members of my extended family traveled in three separate vehicles from the North Texas area to the Colorado Springs area. Fortunately for us, we managed to get … Continue reading

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Crape Myrtles are Always Abloom in August

Originally posted August 2012 There aren’t many plants, shrubs or trees that are at their best in August, especially since August is routinely the hottest month in Texas. The beautiful blooming Crape Myrtle is the exception and I highly recommend … Continue reading

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The Albino

Originally posted May 3, 2013   Most of you know by now I feed the birds around my house. The various birds, when coming to eat at my feeders, provide me a calming sense of camaraderie with nature – especially … Continue reading

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Bringing Up Bromeliads

Originally posted August 2013 If you read my last blog post you are aware I recently returned from my first trip to Hawaii. I feel very blessed to have been able to go to such a wonderful place, witnessing the … Continue reading

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Nature is Nurture Begins

Originally posted 2010 As I type this blog on an early Saturday morning (yes, 8 a.m. is early for me) a finch just landed on the window immediately in front of me, giving me an enviable view of his slightly … Continue reading

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