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Aster Cafe in Marfa TX

On my recent trip to Marfa, TX we stopped and dined at the iconic Aster Cafe. I enjoyed the cucumber sandwich and field green salad served that day! Aster Cafe 215 N Highland ave Marfa TX 79843 tel 432-729-4500 All Baked Goods are made in House from scratch, made fresh Daily! Amazing brunch buffet! Small

Ecotourism at Big Bend

I just got back from a long trail ride at Big Bend on October 17, 2021. I truly appreciated the respect for wildlife and nature that I saw in the community at Big Bend. On the trail ride near the tent camping at Big Bend National Park there were these heavy metal bins located in

The Cameron Park Zoo in Waco TX Has A Nursing Pod

I went to The Cameron Park Zoo in Waco TX with my daughters and grandchildren. I was so surprised and pleased to see The Cameron Zoo’s support of nursing mothers. A Mommy Nursing Pod has been added to their zoo facility last October 2020. WACO, Texas (KWTX) – Nursing moms now have a place

Interview with Central Texas Gardener

PBS TV show Central Texas Gardener took photos and video of my Central Texas yard and interviewed me. I have been working on my landscape and hardscape since 2005 when we bought our home. My yard is a twice certified Wildlife Habitat. I garden organicly. I do not use herbicides or pesticides in my yard.

Texas Water: Now and Then

          This is the water storage unit from the Fredericksburg Texas Pioneer Museum. Click HERE to visit their website! While this specific example is outdated, this is a great example of how historic building concepts set the precedent for green water collection systems that we now use! Below is a more

American Beautyberry

[smartslider3 slider=16]   American Beautyberry is a Texas Native plant that I love. I have several in my yard but the one that is doing the very best is on the east side of my house. This is an understory plant you see along forest edges, near creeks and wet areas. It does love some

False Purple Thistle

Eryngium leavenworthii : Also called Leavenworth’s Eryngo, Eryngo, False Purple Thistle [smartslider3 slider=15] This one is my icon on Naturalist. I love them, like little purple pineapples. They are very prickly but very drought tolerant. There used to be tons of them where the new St. David’s Emergency Room is in Leander. They wiped out