Bringing the Country into the City

By: AkashaD, 6:33 AM GMT on January 10, 2014

Life is being a bit different than I thought it would be here in Richardson. Over the last coupla weeks I've seen Coyotes. That one was totally unexpected. And late the other evening I think I saw a Horny Toad running into my log pile. Dallas has become miles of city with very little country left between it and Fort Worth. But as I should have know. Nature finds away.

I'm just not a city person. I fully admit that. But I also have the sense to recognize ...

Change is a constant

By: AkashaD, 11:20 PM GMT on December 10, 2013

I haven't written on these pages in quite awhile. Sometimes life just gets in the way. Some changes you don't see coming. Moving from Gracy Woods in Austin to near urban Richardson Texas was one I didn't see coming. But I'm settled in and once again I plan to chronolog what my eyes see in nature here as often as I can.

Weird Spring

By: AkashaD, 11:47 PM GMT on February 25, 2013

***This was my last entry living in Austin Texas***

I'm under fire by a Wind Demon.
I haven't seen a wind like this in Gracy Woods for a long time. Gusts up to 50 mph and blowing in a freakish sort of way. Of course this measures up with the rest of our non-Winter and premature spring. We're just nearing the end of February and already the Arizona Ash tress are fully budded out.

As well the iris' are blooming, the Red tip photenenis have g...

Updated: 6:35 AM GMT on January 10, 2014

Real Winter

By: AkashaD, 11:16 PM GMT on January 12, 2012

Tonight is the first real hard freeze of the season in Austin. Winter was slow coming but now its here. I've had a chill in my bones all day. The kind no amount of clothing gets rid of. And then on top of it all...The Cedars are having sex.Now I understand. I'm no prude. When you only get to bust one good nut a year might as well make it a big one. But to you have to kill me in the process?I noticed a week ago that the pollen sacks on the Cedar trees were quite full...

Updated: 11:17 PM GMT on January 12, 2012

Me and the Swift Fox

By: AkashaD, 9:36 PM GMT on January 04, 2012

Happy New Year everyone! Its 2012 and I'm proud to say the Swift Fox (Vulpes velox) that likes to walk my fence is still alive and doing well.I'm breaking one of my own codes which is unusual for me. I'm feeding the little bugger. I can't help it. I only leave small amounts of meat and bones during the day time when I know she's most active. Its not an everyday thing. Just time to time when I know she's around.In no way do I try to approach her or make her human fri...

Updated: 10:28 PM GMT on January 04, 2012

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I'm a retired Estate Master Gardener that works as a Paper Sculpter and Garden designer. This is my chronicle of outdoors as I see it.

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