One of the first of many commands my wife gave me after we got married was to rip up all the nandinas in front of my house. “It makes the house look abandoned,” she stated. “If you don’t do it, I will.” Now that’s a threat an experienced gardener like Grumpy loves to hear. Because I know what it takes […]
Wine and roses are like notes and music. Sometimes referred to the Rodeo Drive of the North, Walnut Creek, CA is a suburb of San Francisco. It’s beautiful. While commuting from Dallas to Walnut Creek, CA I negotiated with the Lakewood Mansion at Walnut Creek for a corporate rate to stay there rather than a…
Monarch butterflies were once regular visitors to my home garden. They were so common, that their arrival was taken for granted while I welcomed more unusual Mourning Cloak, Eastern Tiger or Black Swallowtail butterflies.
There’s one forest in Tennessee where fireflies put on a show unlike anywhere else. It’s no wonder thousands of tourists camp out each year to witness the spectacle of nature's nightlife: a species of synchronous fireflies. Lee Cowan gives us a front row seat.