The swallowtails heralded the arrival of real Texas summer this week, big wings working their way through muggy air that heated up to just short of…
Thursday morning the edgeland cur and I spotted this tree duck on a telephone pole across from the abandoned AT&T maintenance yard. You can always hear…
It hasn’t rained much this spring, but it has rained enough to green up our corner of the world for that brief season before Texas gets insanely hot and…
Sunday morning we watched the sun rise over downtown Houston through the window of our hotel room by the loop highway, and what dialed up with first…
On the morning of the vernal equinox, Lupe and I headed out right at daybreak to stretch our legs and heads. We had no specific destination in mind…
Sunday morning the East Austin Street Retriever and I headed out for a long walk in the woods and fields behind the factories, right at daybreak. You…
When I went for my run the other day, I encountered these two vultures watching the Uber cars pour off the ramp here at the edge of town, carrying the…
Sunday a friend visiting from New York and I went for a walk in the weird woods, and saw the first butterflies of the season. Red Admirals, the ones…
In the evenings as winter tries to wind down, we’ve been hearing the barred owls calling from the woods behind the factories. It’s maybe the most…
Last Sunday morning as I was cleaning house, I heard our dog barking, the kind of bark that raises the alarm. It sounded like she was up toward the…
Before the winter storm blew in Wednesday afternoon, the vultures were out in force. They didn’t need the push notifications or the robocalls the rest…
Thursday morning as we drank the first sips of coffee and wondered if we had Covid, I heard the dog barking at the woods with alarm, and went to see…