Landscape

Bobcat
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
Coyotes and bobcats and foxes, oh my!

We expect some wildlife in urban settings: squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, even a possum or two.  I've known for years that we had a family of foxes living in our backyard--a brood of kits was born under our deck about 15 years ago. 

attingham
Thursday, August 12th, 2010
Looking for something new for your vacation this year? Try your hand at volunteering with the National Trust for a different sort of holiday. This summer I've been taken on as a volunteer at Attingham Park, an 18th Century mansion run by the National Trust. Its location near Shrewsbury in Shropshire is heaven after the heat in Dallas.
cistern
Friday, April 16th, 2010
"Water is the matter, matrix, mother, and medium for all life" according to Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, the Hungarian biochemist. It ameliorates physical and psychological pain, washes away contaminants, and makes possible all manner of renewal.  It is irreplaceable, but we don't know it until it's unavailable. And filthy water cannot be washed.
tomato crop
Friday, April 9th, 2010
If you live in North Texas, this weekend would be a perfect time to plant tomatoes from transplants.
rosemary
Thursday, January 14th, 2010
I do not have a green thumb. Any plant that enters my house better have its affairs in order because it's going down. It may be quick and painless as is the experience of any orchid I get or it may be a slow painful death as that suffered by my zee zee plant, which some people say is practically impossible to kill. Outside plants fare no better. The one exception to this mass slaughter is rosemary.
Garden Bounty
Monday, October 5th, 2009

Video and original story by: Tom Kessler

The community garden at Greenhill School is thriving. The school's Green Team took on the task of establishing the community garden three years ago. In each of the last two years, the school has harvested more than 2,000 pounds of produce that was distributed through the North Dallas Shared Ministries Food Bank

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