Author Archives: Jan

About Jan

I write. I cook. I take pictures. I sew. I design. I create.

Hen and Chicks

Hen and Chicks love my mom’s back patio. I think this colony originally came from Grandma’s farm near Lexington, Oklahoma. (The farm was also loaded with rose rocks, the state rock of Oklahoma. But that’s a different set of photos.) … Continue reading

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Baby Garden Snake

I came through the gate yesterday and saw a pale little snake perched on a vine at the top of the fence. He was keeping an eye on me. By the time I returned with my camera he was gone. … Continue reading

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A Neon Green Snake-in-a-Tree

This might be a Smooth Green Snake or a Rough Green Snake. According to Wikipedia the Smooth Green Snake has smooth dorsal scales and the Rough Green Snake has keeled dorsal scales, which evidently is rough to the touch. The smooth adult … Continue reading

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Blue

Seemed like something wasn’t quite right with Blue a couple of weeks ago and today she’s gone. She absolutely adored me. She can’t keep from wagging her tail. I wish I could have done a better job for her. She … Continue reading

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Asian Lady Beetle, I think

Oklahoma weather will always give you something to talk about. Tornado season was late this year. Nothing until late May and then we had two “big ones” before the month was out. A two-year drought was broken in places with … Continue reading

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Baby Birds Have Flown the Coop

I’m way behind with posting my summer backyard pictures. There’s a lot going on here on the banks of Cottonmouth Creek. The cutest thing that’s gone on is a baby bird baby boom. It all started when I hung a … Continue reading

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Lady Bug, Lady Bug, You Run So Fast

Lady Bug, Lady Bug, Where are your spots? This lady bug was fast!  I focused on her at the fork in the branch and look where she was by the next instant when I snapped the shutter. But where are … Continue reading

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