Category Archives: Trees

The Eclipse From My Backyard

I opted to watch the Great American Eclipse through the trees in my back yard. And Zeus got caught without his glasses when a breeze blew the shadow of the leaves the other way. There was one bird singing out … 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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Tomorrow Is Another Day

This is a day that the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. ~ Psalms 118:24 I stepped outside this morning and this is what met me on this bright beautiful election day. Reminders of the … Continue reading

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Mimosa ~ A Pleasing Pesky Tree

A lot of folks consider the Mimosa tree a nuisance, and frequently I am one of them, but it’s one I always enjoy when it leafs out each spring. We had a Mimosa in our back yard when I was … Continue reading

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Moths Having Sex and Other Garden Variety Stuff

I took my camera out on the front porch before it hit 100° yesterday looking for any trace of the caterpillars I photographed last week. No luck. But the vines were teeming with these little black flying things that I … Continue reading

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One Room Cabin in the Woods

I wonder what kind of bird lived here. It’s been used, but was unoccupied when I came calling.

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Lake Willastein Park

Just got back from three days in Arkansas. I drove my mom to Conway—about a half-hour northwest of Little Rock—to spend some time with my brother’s family. We spent Saturday at Lake Willastein Park in Maumelle. The way we wound … Continue reading

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