Deadly Beauty

Larry Lynch East Texas , Fauna , Outdoors , Texacana Leave a Comment

I enjoy walking in our neighborhood, Country Place, several mornings a week. I see some interesting things, too, including this beautiful juvenile copperhead on Lakeshore Drive. I’ve never been bitten, but it happens. One of my friends told me he was raking leaves, picked up a big arm full, and a copperhead bit him on the arm. Quick trip to …

Wildflower Lagniappe: Winter Vetch

Larry Lynch East Texas , Fauna , Flora Leave a Comment

Our side-yard is a half-acre and includes a burn-pile (LOTS of fall leaves around here as well as limb-trimmings), our aerobic heads, several pines and sweetgums, and little surprises like the ones shown here. With woods and pastures all around, we get blown-in seeds every year. Some are immediately pulled or poisoned (crabgrass, nutsedge, dandelion) but others are welcome additions …

Texas Symbol Back In Vogue

Larry Lynch Fauna , Outdoors Leave a Comment

The Texas Longhorn has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in recent years. As a kid, I saw them at zoos, now they’re ubiquitous, at least in East Texas. The Marquess-Arrow Ranch, in Ben Wheeler, has some beautiful animals, and I always enjoy driving by when they’re grazing near the fence. I shot this a couple of days ago and had …