Road Trip Again-This Time Stop At Revival

Road Trip Again-This Time Stop At Revival

Another good destination on Hwy 71, this time at Bee Cave, Texas, is Revival, a shop I am not sure how to describe, but a place loaded with all kinds of different ideas and interesting stuff. Yes, I know stuff is not a good descriptive word, but that’s what they...
Road Trip-The Living Desert Ranch

Road Trip-The Living Desert Ranch

If you are in the Austin area, like I was this past week, or not even close but just need a destination for a road trip, or have a burning desire to add to your cactus collection, I would suggest Living Desert Ranch in Spicewood, just a hop, skip, and a jump from...

A Good Place to Buy Cactus

 I wrote about the Living Desert Ranch in my other blog, The Bright Lights of Muleshoe, but for those of you truly interested in cactus, I wanted to give you a little more information on this place where you can get lost in myriad varieties of our favorite...
Requiescat For The Little Woodpecker

Requiescat For The Little Woodpecker

The cottonwood tree had been sick for years; this year Bill finally cut it down. He cut the trunk into two and three-foot pieces for me to use on the borders of my walk path and in the cactus bed. As I was poking through the pile of short logs for just the right one...

The Stinky Flower

I told the story in my other blog, The Bright Lights of Muleshoe-(“Cactus and Kerrville,” October 5, 2011) of driving home from the Austin area with the distinct smell of rotting flesh lurking around me. Turned out the smell was coming from the orbea lutea, a...