“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” Alice…in Wonderland
I love redbuds. They are the first trees to bloom in my area, so they’re this beautiful pop of color in the dying days of winter. I also love them because they are very easy to identify, and as a wannabe naturalist, my identification skills are not very good. Actually, they’re miserable. After “oaks have […]
The spring equinox takes place at 11:57 CDT. Yay! Spring! We’ll be at the dentist just then (or maybe just getting done), but still. SPRING!!! Oh, how we’ve missed you. I subscribe to Earth and Sky newsletter and get all sorts of interesting astronomical tidbits in my email every morning. These are the equinox related […]
For some people, this is the week of spring break. For the Thompsons, this is the week of spring cleaning, painting, and re-organizing. One of the things I hope to accomplish is to find out what we actually have in all this clutter: what we can use, what we can sell, and what we can […]
We spent a much needed afternoon at the Dallas Arboretum after a cold wet winter. The warm temperatures probably won’t be uninterrupted, but they’re here. Fragrant, warm, and beautiful under a soft blue sky. God bless Texas. We’ve finally reached the point where the boys will also sit and draw in their nature journals. […]
When we were planning the move from Virginia to Texas, I scoped out the Dallas Aroboretum on the web as a replacement for our favorite flower places The U.S. Botanic Gardens and George Washington River Farm. That was in 2007. I took the girls once on a Girl Scout field trip and then, nothing. The […]
Life right now is rather busy. In fact, I’m trying to remember when my life wasn’t busy. Hey 7-year-olds, cherish your down time! Anyway, right now seems to be a particularly frantic time, with appointments and practices and fires to put out. It’s a wee bit exhausting. I find myself falling into one of the […]
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