Alice and Elaine Do Wimberley

Last year my friend Elaine and I visited Santa Fe for our yearly road trip. This year we decided it was time for the full Wimberley experience, well, Wimberley minus their famous Wimberley Market Days, the oldest of its kind in the Teas Hill Country and the second...

The Tucson Ferocactus Finally Bloomed!

I went to my first Cactus and Succulent Society of America (CSSA) convention in 2011 at Tucson, Arizona. The Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society served as hosts. One thing they had done to welcome everyone to their city for the convention was to provide everyone who...

Daisy and the Kitten

Daisy came to live with us last August (Say Hello to Daisy, August 14, 2016). Terribly thin and timid, with food and attention, she turned into a pretty little cat. Probably just about a year old when she came to us, she stayed small and developed the habit of...

Trimming the Yucca

One of my oldest cactus beds is a raised rock garden with very few cactus, a constant supply of agaves that come up from the roots of deceased plants, sedum for ground cover, snowy mound artemisia, rocks, and large yuccas. I always keep the bed weeded but have been...

The Liles Do Disney World

Deciding we needed an adventure, tickets were bought, an RV was rented, camp sites were reserved, bags were packed, and AJ, Erin, Maya, Ben, Bill, and I set out for Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The odyssey began promptly at 6:25 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, and...