Saturday, July 24, 2010

There Was an Old Spider Who Lived in a...

Here are my mowing, gardening, mud, just don't give a darn shoes. 
They've sat here on the porch railing for just a few days, drying out from my last heavy use.
Just a few days. That's all it took for a spider to take up residence.

I removed the web, unlaced the shoe and slowly stuck my hand down into the shoe. Not really. I'm not that tough. I stuck a metal file instead but came up empty. There was a small space I couldn't see at the very tip of the toe. I decided to leave it out on the railing overnight and see if my spider would rebuild it's home. I mowed barefoot instead. Not really.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


You can always find them by the poo they leave behind. It's big!
These dudes can annihilate several plants over night.
But because of their size they are easy to find.

Tomato Hornworm

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My All-Time Favorite

In my past life I was a hairstylist. 
I decided recently to "open shop" right here on my porch one Saturday every month or so for my neighbors and anyone else who wanted to make the trek to our home. 
My first day was a success. Not because I raked in the big bucks, but because I had my all-time favorite customer. 
I've been asking Hyde to let me cut his hair for years. 
It was just as much fun as I thought it would be. 

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Here and There

I love different cultures. During our last trip to my birthplace of southeast Texas I had the realization that my new home and my old are just that: two different cultures residing in the same country. I thoroughly enjoyed the diversity. Here a just a few:

Swimming in the Gulf.

Swimming in the Little Mulberry.

Driving in Houston.

Driving home.

Taking an evening walk.

Walking to the creek.