What is this?

Several weeks ago as I was coming into the house through the back door, something flew across in front of me and landed on the brick fireplace chimney. It startled me and I jumped back. But when I saw what it was then I was really startled - what on earth is this? Shaped like … Continue reading What is this?

Good ‘ol summertime

  Summer arrived long before the Summer Solstice did in the heart of Texas.  The heat, humidity, and mosquitos made an entrance early in May.  Our only redemption is that we have had beneficial rains and some reasonably sensible temperatures at brief intervals. It's definitely summer and people are turning their thoughts to staying cool, … Continue reading Good ‘ol summertime