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Lifescapes · 17h ago

Big event in a small town

Imagine the excitement this week when morning commuters on their way to Austin saw 22 cars of an empty freight...
Lifescapes · 1W ago

In bloom this week: pecan trees

Our pecan trees are flowering. You may not have ever seen a pecan tree in bloom, but without these flowers...
Lifescapes · 2W ago

Giveaway! Last Chance Olive Ranch

Giveaway! A copy of China's 25th mystery. Go here to enter through April 16. This weekend, I'm at the Wildflower...
Lifescapes · 2W ago

Guest post and a review/recipe

China Bayles is celebrating her 25th birthday this week! One of the events is an interview over at Writers Who...
Lifescapes · 2W ago

Twenty-five Years: China Bayles and Friends

The creek is friskier this year than we've seen it in a long while. It's fed by a small (18-acre)...
Lifescapes · 3W ago

Hummingbirds are here

The first hummingbirds arrived last week, as the Gulf winds shifted to strong, warm southerlies and brought the birds up...
Lifescapes · 1M ago

Telegraph Cottage: Ike's Hideaway

For me, the setting of a book is always one of its most important elements. Setting--particularly real, historic setting--embodies characters....
Lifescapes · 1M ago

In bloom this week: Indian paintbrush

The paintbrush are splashing color across the green meadows this week, waiting for the arrival of the first hummingbirds. The...
Lifescapes · 1M ago

Loving Eleanor Shortlisted for the Ben Franklin Award!

I'm delighted to report that Loving Eleanor has been shortlisted for the Ben Franklin Award in the LGBT category. This...
Lifescapes · 1M ago

In Bloom This Week: Primrose--and some thoughts on history

Our spring-green grass is brightened this week by the lovely lemon bloom of the Missouri evening primrose (Oenthera macrocarpa) that...