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Five Reasons to Love Spring

Monday, April 5th, 2010

In my adult years, I have come to enjoy flowers. When I lived in Irvine, I would always plant flowers at about this time of year: Impatiens, Begonias, etc.  Things are different now. My yard in Texas is considerably more natural and unkempt. And flower gardens tend to become a buffet for the deer. So […]

First Signs of Spring

Monday, March 1st, 2010

I’ve seen the first signs of spring in my yard. We’ve had plenty of rain this year, along with unusually cold weather. But a few warm days, with highs in the 60s, have encouraged some wildflowers to start blooming. Here’s what I’ve found so far:

This is some sort of Daisy, in the Aster family. It […]

Local Wildlife

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Recently spotted in my back yard:

Black vultures looking for breakfast.
Recently spotted in my house:

A contented, bored dog. (Photo: Nathan D. Roberts)

New England in the Fall

Friday, October 9th, 2009

I’m in the Boston area this weekend to preach at Park St. Church. Had the chance to get up to New Hampshire today. There is nothing like New England in the fall! Not even Texas.
This is New Hampshire.

This is the Texas Hill Country.

And this is New Hampshire, again.


No Sign of Wile E. Coyote

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

A genuine Roadrunner at Laity Lodge . . .

New Babies at Home!

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

A couple of months ago, our back porch was invaded by a couple of Barn Swallows. They’re colorful birds that build bowl-shaped mud nests. Our invasion force picked our porch for such a nest and we decided to let them go ahead and build.

A few days ago we started hearing high-pitched chirps coming from the […]

Red, Yellow, and Blue

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Some birds in my back yard . . . .
Cardinal . . . .

Goldfinch . . . .

Scrub Jay . . . .

More Than Birds in Florida

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

During our visit to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in central Florida we saw more than amazing birds. We almost stumbled upon several alligators in a little canal along the road. As we hopped out of the car to see some colorful birds, my wife said, “Hey, look! An alligator!” Gazing down we saw a […]

A Few More Birds in Florida

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

During my sojourn in Florida, I was able to visit Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. It lies along the Atlantic coast of central Florida, about 50 miles due east of Orlando. Among the animals we saw were several birds that I had not seen before, including:
The Great (or American) Egret

The Louisiana (or Tricolor) Heron

Two Spoonbills. […]

Birds in Florida

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Last week I attended a leadership conference in Florida. Though my schedule was full, I did manage to get an hour to walk along the beach in Naples. I was fascinated by the birds, several species of which I have not seen before.
The picture below shows a Snowy Egret prancing in the surf.

The next photo […]