Month: August 2019

Orb-Weavers and Quiet Conversation

In August, mornings are the best times to take a walk, although that advantage begins to disappear not long after 9:00am as the bright burning sun rises to a nice, hot angle overhead. Add a little overnight rain and it’s like wearing a hot,… Continue Reading “Orb-Weavers and Quiet Conversation”

War and Redemption in an East Texas Forest

In honor of my wonderful friend Kelby Dupriest’s birthday today, I’m reprinting the following post that first appeared on “The Great Rattlesnake Highway.” Beautiful that war and all its deeds of carnage must in time be utterly lost, That the hands of the sisters… Continue Reading “War and Redemption in an East Texas Forest”

High Summer at Southwest Nature Preserve

After the long reprieve from Texas heat, with the rains of spring and early summer, we’re back to a more typical August. With temperatures climbing and the sun beating down, I decided it was time to take a walk at Southwest Nature Preserve. I… Continue Reading “High Summer at Southwest Nature Preserve”