Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This little one was just waiting for mommy, by the screens today.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Summer Settling In

Even though it's more than a month away, we seem to have settled into a summer weather pattern already. Dry days are slowly lowering the water table again, so the deep units can go down; good news for digging, not so good for farming. The summer tanagers (photos in 'Birds') have reared their young and abandoned the nest at the picnic pecan tree, and the green is losing its grip to the summer browns.  Saw a few new snakes this spring (I should be getting a coral snake photo at some point from the Hampsters). Here's a small Texas rat snake that was outside the tent a few weeks back.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Lily Mae, visiting aunt Snowflake (who, as of May 12, is still carrying).

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May has arrived! The prairie coneflowers, aka Mexican hats (Ratibida columnifera) have taken over the valley, the Hampsters have taken over the tent, and we have a new calf thanks to Freckles.

Hampster Laura Jefferson shared this photo of Mexican hats at Gault.