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 […] Continue reading →

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 […] Continue reading →

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. https://www.kwtx.com/2020/10/01/waco-cameron-park-zoo-unveils-new-nursing-pods-for-moms/ WACO, Texas (KWTX) – Nursing moms now have a place […] Continue reading →

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 While this specific example is outdated, this is a great example of how historic building concepts set the precedent for green water collection systems that we now use!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 […] Continue reading →

False Purple Thistle

 Eryngium leavenworthii : Also called Leavenworth’s Eryngo, Eryngo, False Purple Thistle 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 a big […] Continue reading →