Category Archives: Insects

Oak Apples (or Oak Galls)

Navigating this 2020 pandemic, I have made a point to get outside and walk in my neighborhood every day. Nature always brings a balance in life, I believe, and this is my way of balancing out the uncertainty we are … Continue reading

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Making the Best of Used Coffee Grounds and Plastic Pods

February 10, 2020 ***Unfortunately, due to a temporary glitch with my hosting program earlier this month, I lost connection with some of my subscribers. If you did not receive this post via your email subscription or FaceBook sign-up and you’d … Continue reading

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The Beauty and Benefits of Dragonflies

Dragonflies are beautiful flying insects of the Odonata order that have been on our planet for a very long time providing us visual beauty and indirect physical benefits. Fossils of large dragonflies with 30 inch wingspans have been found dating … Continue reading

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February Observations

In February in north Texas, when you begin to see more robins on the ground than in the trees, you can be reasonably assured warmer weather is on its way. Continue reading

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What to Expect When Your A/C Goes Out in 100+ Temps

Hopefully this is a somewhat humorous and enlightening post regarding what I’ve learned firsthand this week living without air conditioning. We live in Texas, it is mid-July, and the daily temps, unfortunately, have reached 107+ every day this week. I … Continue reading

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Houseplants to Brighten Your Winter

While I pondered a topic to write about as we were enduring a few days of twenty degree temperatures here in North Texas recently, I looked around and began to admire the thriving houseplants I had surrounded myself with both … Continue reading

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