About me

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Austin, Texas

Hi! My name is Sue. I’m a native Texan, dog lover, biologist, voracious reader, and dabbler. I wanted to create a space for book reviews and other thoughts. And yes, I love shrews and snails, among other things. You can also find me on Goodreads and Instagram.


  1. Annie in Austin

    April 21, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Hello SMR – how cool as a cucumber to find your blog via Blotanical and see that we like the same Austin nurseries.

    I’m looking forward to reading what happens in your garden.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  2. Piper Reilly

    May 20, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    You forgot to mention that you are a way cool Aunt and one of your biggest fans is your Piper! I want to come and visit your garden! xoxo PS. Your ceramic figures look a lot better than mine!

  3. mark

    June 26, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    i love your blog, SMR. the mangy, flea-bitten mutts are another story. 😉

  4. Iris

    July 16, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Happy to discover your blog–looks like we have some similar interests beyond gardening. Thanks also for providing the official name for the bicolor iris and adding my blog to your list!

    My bi-color iris is evergreen and provides some more linear lines to our xeriscaped front-yard garden, so I really like it. Mine bloomed more in the early Spring but recently bloomed a little more with some extra water. Cheers and welcome!

  5. Michele

    August 12, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Hello fellow Crestviewer!

    I found your blog while reading Cheryl’s (Concious Gardening) blog. CONGRATULATIONS on your lovely wedding. How fun! I think I’ve seen you guys around. I really love your photography.

  6. Mary Stewart Miller

    October 23, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Hi Susannah! I just had to say that we were also in the area last Sunday–at Buescher SP. I found a crazy mushroom that looked like a brain. We camped that night & the dog, who was very well-behaved otherwise, got sprayed by a skunk about 6:20am. That was exciting.

  7. Truck tyres Townsville

    September 12, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I got the first series iPhone, it was great except it was a very poor phone. I had to switch back to my Nokia it was that bad. I’ve been tempted to get an iPhone 4, but I keep wondering if I should wait for the next release. They seem to come out with a new model every 6 months 🙂

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