Shrew and Snail

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April 2010

Travel

McKinney Falls State Park

We took a day trip to McKinney Falls State Park today. We hiked the 3-mile Homestead Trail, which I had never done before. It required wading across the creek just by the lower falls, which felt pretty good today. There were loads of butterflies and flowers in bloom. Brian loved this cactus. It  ...

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Gardening

Spring rains

Bring lots of these But, hopefully, also lots of these Our peach tree’s branches are almost touching the ground because they are so heavy with fruit. I hope I get them before the bugs and the squirrels and birds do! Yum yum. I happened by a garage sale and plant sale this morning and got  ...

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Travel

South Padre Island

Oops. It’s Bloom Day and I don’t have any pictures. But I did just get back from a work trip to South Padre Island.  Yes, lucky me!  I had time to visit Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, do some good migrant birding, and walk on the beach. There were thousands of Portuguese  ...

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Gardening

Wildflower Center spring sale

I have usually gone to the members-only preview sales, but I just couldn’t make it all the way down there on Friday afternoon.  Saturday was CRAZY.  Actually, I don’t think the crowds were there for the sale but it was a mob nonetheless.  I couldn’t leave without a bluebonnet  ...

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Travel

Pedernales Falls State Park

We went to Pedernales Falls State Park on Easter Sunday afternoon. It was crowded, but not enough to ruin our fun. We just hiked around the falls with Sweetpea, jumping from rock to rock and finding our way. It was a beautiful day! We drove home on small country roads, which was way more fun  ...

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Volunteering

This week I interviewed for a new job. Not the paying kind, but the volunteer kind. Since I have settled in to my job, I realized that I often spend weekend sitting in my house recovering from the week. That’s no fun! I need to get out and do something. I volunteer a few different places,  ...

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