Shrew and Snail

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July 2009

Photography

Flickr Favorites

1. Ruskosuohaukka, 2. PHUKET SUNSET DANCE…, 3. American Pika, 4. Run, Pepper, Run!, 5. Unofficial Fly Over, 6. seahorse tails, 7. mr and mrs oriental white eye, 8. which shape are you?, 9. the red canoes, 10. sunset-on-Lake-Georgetown, 11. Cat in the street, 12. Flamingos, 13. wedding  ...

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Gardening

More Sunshine

Sunshine Community Garden is an easy bike ride from our house, so it’s hard not to visit.  I went by there yesterday and a surprising amount of plants are alive and healthy.  In other words, it’s nothing like our garden. Lots of cosmos in bloom, and their spiky seed pods are so  ...

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Gardening Photography

Flowering trees

This is my submission for the July “Picture This” photo contest at Gardening Gone Wild. I’m sure my grandmother took this picture of my mom, probably in the early to mid 60s. Adorable, no? The photo was taken in the piney woods of East Texas, and the flowering tree looks like  ...

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Photography

Some photography fun

In anticipation of our trip to Santa Fe in August, I updated my point-and-shoot to a new Canon SD960IS and also ordered a Nikon SB-400 flash for my SLR. The point-and-shoot is good, the most important thing is that the screen is 3 times the size of my old one! I am most excited about the flash,  ...

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Gardening

Natural Gardener tour

Last Saturday some friends and I went on a tour of the Natural Gardener led by Roger Igo and Rosina Newton.  We covered the butterfly garden, the vegetable garden, the herb garden, and the vineyard.  I took some notes on things that I would like to incorporate into my garden, particularly from  ...

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