Backyard Birding: Our Little Oasis Update

I live in the burbs. With that said, there are some inherent challenges to birding on a home postage stamp of land. Fortunately over the years, I have found little ways around the hurdles of suburb-living and birding. I like to think that I have reached a happy compromise.  At the moment, we are providingContinue reading “Backyard Birding: Our Little Oasis Update”

Das Jager Haus in Fredericksburg, TX

We arrived mid-afternoon on Friday after about a 2.5 hr. Drive out of the Austin burbs. The ride out was typical fare for this part of Texas and especially beautiful once out beyond Dripping Springs. I’d imagine someday buying a few acres from a rancher out here and doing a homestead/cabin type setup for long weekends and maybe to retire to someday.

Hermaphrodite’s Love Dart

I was out in the back garden doing some pruning of the Eunymous and stumbled upon a little snail who was just doing his or her thing. Never one to miss a “photo-op,” I whipped out my camera and grabbed a few images of the little fella.  I’d be lying if I said I wasContinue reading “Hermaphrodite’s Love Dart”

Backyard Birding: Bewildered, Bemused and Bleeding

Having discovered about six or eight months ago that I am an introvert, I’ve begun to realize how so many of my hobbies align with that fact. This past weekend while sipping coffee on the patio I was amazed at the depth of all the bird-song I was hearing. It was one of those typically Central Texas mornings where the haze hadn’t quite burnt off yet so one couldn’t tell if rain was in the forecast or clear blue skies.