Praying Mantis Like Cactus, Too.

            I discovered this praying mantis on the euphorbia trigona the other day. Just to simplify a bit, mantises are from the phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta, and order Mantodea and I suspect most of us take them for granted as a...

The Bonfire From Our Back Yard

  Now that the homecoming bonfire has been moved to the back of the golf course driving range, which is right across the road, we never have to miss the spectacle. It comes right to us. For about the past two weeks, dump trucks, trailers, and flatbeds have been...

Create An Entrance to Your Garden

  We recently added two new features to my cactus garden, cedar post arches that invite you to meander through its pathways. I shared the genesis of these rustic portals yesterday-“Look What My Husband Built for Me!”-The Bright Lights of Muleshoe, September 15,...

Look What My Husband Built For Me!

After a visit to my friend Shari’s Victorian/shabby chic/eclectic-style garden on the banks of Lake Travis the other day, I was inspired to reinterpret one of her pieces of landscape art to match the southwest/rustic/desert/xeriscape-style of my garden. This is what...

The 2015 Lamar All 60s Class Reunion

I know I am a bit late-ha! that’s an understatement-getting this story out there, but here it is. The powers that be, pictured here,  decided it was time for another blow-out, so on August 8th at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, they did it again; invited classes...