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Knowing Acorns For What They Are

Sun, 28 Sep 2014, 07:47 PM (-06:00)

We’re standing there in the parking lot. Standing in a circle waiting for the rest of the group to arrive. Waiting for our workout to begin. There was a loud bang and some oblong green thing the size of the tip of your thumb bounced off the trunk of a car and rolled on the […]

Our Monterey Oak

Mon, 12 May 2014, 09:30 PM (-06:00)

We stood out front briefly. We had just returned home from a weekend away. Ben had fed the dogs and was leaving. He had a weary look on his face, too tired to talk for long. And he was distracted by an incoming call once or twice. As he stood there, he looked across the […]

Tunnel of Trees

Wed, 19 Feb 2014, 09:26 PM (-06:00)

I’m remembering this. Almost two years ago. An excuse to draw, I suppose. But not a bad something to remember. Do you?


Wed, 23 May 2012, 08:45 PM (-06:00)

There’s a tree growing outside in a pot from an acorn that I planted a year and a half ago. A Chinquapin Oak that took it’s own time sprouting but is now growing nicely thanks to the rains we’ve had and the water from the rain barrel that’s filled in for the rains we haven’t […]

Dogs and Pines and Moon

Fri, 2 Mar 2012, 10:03 PM (-06:00)

The dogs walked around the yard a bit, sniffed the balmy air and went back inside. It was dark. I couldn’t see my feet in the shadows. I stood there in the warm night letting my eyes adjust. A breeze came up. It blew thru the branches of the pine tree and made that lonesome […]

The Bank Down the Street

Mon, 3 Oct 2011, 07:28 PM (-06:00)

1. Down on the Corner There’s a bank on the corner just down the street. It has a spacious lobby, lanes of drive-up tellers, a fancy building with tinted windows to resist the grueling heat of the summer. And its grounds are dying. The grass and the bushes and the trees around it are dying […]

Lost Pines

Wed, 7 Sep 2011, 11:12 PM (-06:00)

Bastrop State Park is gone. Close to a thousand homes are gone. People have died. As of this afternoon, they only had the fire partially contained. This is really, really bad. On Tuesday I drove to Houston which normally takes me thru Bastrop. The photo above is a view of the city as you come […]

Looking for the Horsemen

Mon, 5 Sep 2011, 11:25 AM (-06:00)

The front and back doors are open. A cool 85 degree morning breeze is blowing thru the living room—but not for long.  The sun is rising above the trees in the east, and the temperature is climbing quickly as the shade is disappears.  We’ll be shutting the doors soon. The Hummingbirds have been frisky.  They […]

Oak Silhouettes

Tue, 14 Dec 2010, 03:26 AM (-06:00)

We were driving west, she in her car ahead of mine. Racing along the highway. Going home. The sun had set, and all that was left was a fading light on the horizon. Night was almost upon us. It was dark in the east. Only a red slice of day lingered in the west. I turned […]