‘To be whole. To be complete. Nature reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams
The sun is shining! And looks to be doing the same tomorrow. Father Winter kinda tripped over Texas and missed us altogether, it seems.
The Carolina Wrens are building again, as they do by our back porch swing every year. It’s fun to watch while having my morning coffee from the comfy chair inside looking out.
They know good real estate when they find it!
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Animated Carolina Wren
Home Under Construction
The pocket prairie is growing just as I planned it. Even the neighbor is dong his part to curb noise pollution this morning … at least for the meantime.
It won’t be long before he’s awake again and all of nature’s sounds are drowned out by man and machine.
Nothing Like A Little ‘WILD’!
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A Nice, Quiet Work Morning … Ruined.
The trees have all been trimmed for the year and the chipped mulch pile is ready for spreading.
No ‘Crape Murder’ Happening Here.
We love and care for our trees!
More Mulch. My Favorite!
Our eldest, in his last year of high school, has been accepted to the college of his choice — and even the Honors and Engineering Colleges within in — and is finishing high in his class. A nice academic scholarship award means he might even get to live on campus instead of commuting.
Now, if we could just get him excited about driving.
The wildflowers are beginning to pop up all over the yard and the redbud trees are waking up. Even the figs are springing forth a couple weeks early.
The indoor furry and feathered peeps — birb and buns — are fat and contented and warm on the inside, waiting for sunnier weather for the chance to go outside again.
Hey … what’s this? Grass?! Ew!
The keyhole garden is ready for another season of tomatoes and cucumbers and other yum-yums for the spring and summer. It is fenced again this year because we expect another fawn upbringing. This big giant planted-in compost pile never fails me!
I’ll be finishing the last day of park volunteer training at my favorite state park tomorrow (opening photo), and it looks to be a beautiful day ordered to finally check that box. In my absence, the fine Prairie Chapter folks are taking care of 23 interns in my absence.
As New Class Director, it’s gonna be a rockin’ year to grow the Chapter. The first of 14 Daytime Sessions started this week!
From Their Prairie … To Mine
There is still no hope for being back to blogging. It’s just too much to add to my plate at this very busy, crazy time in my wonderful, beautiful, life.
Still, I wish you all well in my continued absence. Happy Winter!
Related Links and Content:
- When’s a Bird a ‘Birb’? An Extremely Important Guide | Audubon.org
- Yard Fawn Posts | DirtNKids
- Brazos Bend State Park Posts | DirtNKids
- Keyhole Garden Project | DirtNKids
- Pocket Prairie Project | DirtNKids