Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have been writing about 9 years now, with the exception of about a 6 month hiatus due to a discontinuance of my former blog software. As those of you know who also write, when one blog software expires or you simply wish to transition, it is a much more complicated process and more time-consuming than expected. I wish my original posts were in chronological order, but they no longer are. Thus, you might find one month I’m married and the next, I speak of my boyfriend (fyi-they are one and the same!)
About me in particular: I am in my 5th decade of life, born and raised in the North Texas area – specifically Dallas. While I work in the business world, my heart is with nature. As a child I loved growing things, especially from seed. I experimented in our front and back yards often. I also always had an abundance of pets (to my parent’s chagrin, I’m afraid!) As a child, I had multiple cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, goldfish and even frogs, turtles and chameleons. While I never owned a pet bird, there was always a bird feeder or two around my house. In addition, I used to kidnap my little brother and go for hikes and “fossil walks” when I was a teen and he was 6 – 8 yrs old (my closer-in-age sisters weren’t all that excited about rocks.) To this day, my brother takes his son on fossil hunts. I’m kind of proud of that!
Currently I have a dog and a cat. I also have two bird feeders around the house and a nesting dove in one of my flower baskets! Speaking of flower baskets, we have an abundance of ornamentals in and surrounding the house. I still love experimenting with seed and seedlings. My latest experiment is growing a Venus Fly Trap in my sunroom so as to hopefully capture a few of those pesky flies that get into my pets’ food. While I am devoid of an in-ground vegetable garden at the moment, I have two raised beds for herbs and small veggies. I also have a lime tree that is doing excellently.
The reason for this blog? I am fascinated by nature and enjoy researching the hows and whys. I want to share my existing knowledge (through my schooling and experiences) and also share as I learn new things – even those things that I learn, unfortunately but humorously, the hard way. Best way to remember, you know?
My next big goal is to complete my Master Gardeners certification in the next year or two. Wish me luck and in the meantime, I hope you find a topic that will fascinate you here.