Dad and Me


To celebrate Father’s Day here’s a few good photos of my dad and me! A bit blurry but coming down the aisle 9 years ago! Backpacking at Texoma a few years ago. At Saguaro National Park in Tucson. At Bahia Honda State Park in the Keys on one of Dad’s annual trip to the Keys […]

How to Hug a Tree.


First: Find a big tree. Yes, that is a leg you see up top. A coworker climbed it…he was daring, I was not. Second: Get up close. Wrap your arms around it. Third: Don’t forget that it might dwarf you. We found our largest tree so far, at least I think so…we’ve seen some rather […]

3 Book Reviews


Back in April I wrote about three books I’d bought at the used book store. I finally finished all of them, the last one last weekend. Here’s a bit about what I thought of them. Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States by Bill Bryson: I was familiar […]

Texas Wildflowers: Heliotropium curassavicum


Ah, yet another salt marsh plant! This dicot is a native to the majority of the US and several Canadian provinces. This heliotrope can handle saline and wet communities and is found around salt marshes and margins of wetlands within the interior. It flowers for quite awhile from spring to early fall, preferring mostly full […]

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