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Lifescapes · 2W ago

Mesquite: A Texas Tree

Summer's here--I could tell, even if we hadn't had a two-week string of 100-degree days. The ripe mesquite beans are...
Lifescapes · 1M ago

LOVING ELEANOR Wins a Goldie!

Friend and fellow author Shelley Thrasher sent me this photo of the Goldie that Loving Eleanor won last night. The...
Lifescapes · 1M ago

Sunflowers: In Bloom This Week

Our common sunflower is uncommonly beautiful this year, after plenty of rain this spring. This native sunflower is Helianthus annuus--native,...
Lifescapes · 1M ago

June @MeadowKnoll

Our neighbor sent me this wonderful photo of a Giant lichen orb weaver dining on a dragonfly. In nature, what's...
Lifescapes · 2M ago

In Bloom This Week: Texas Bluebells

We're lucky enough to have a small stand of native Texas bluebells, Eustoma exaltatum. They truly are exalted, perhaps the...
Lifescapes · 2M ago

In Bloom This Week: the compass plant

The compass plant (Silphium albiflorum) returns every summer to our roadside. as persistent as a habit. This one is white,...
Lifescapes · 2M ago

In bloom this week: Chaste tree

We came home from three weeks in New Mexico to find the vitex trees in full bloom, to the delight...
Lifescapes · 3M ago

Morphy Lake

Morphy Lake is a little gem of a lake about 10 miles from our cabin in New Mexico, at the...
Lifescapes · 3M ago

A Visit to Abiquiu

Georgia O'Keeffe's Abiquiu house I'm taking some time off at Coyote Ridge, our cabin in New Mexico. This week, Bill...
Lifescapes · 3M ago

Get-Away Time: Coyote Ridge

We're taking some time away at our cabin in New Mexico, on the eastern slope of the Sangre de Cristo...