Sunday, November 28, 2010

First Chard Pick of the Season!

Going on the burgers tonight in lieu of the cabbage that is going bad.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pot o' Pintos

Caterpillar Looking to Pupate

I relocated this one back into the yard to avoid pupating on my patio somewhere.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Anole on a Bay

Monday, August 30, 2010

Fat Lizard Rescue

I'll be glad when summer is over so I'll no longer need to be on constant lizard patrol. Sweet Pea loves to catch them and bring them to the patio and usually they only have a small bloody wound, if even that much. But if I don't intervene it gets worse.

This poor guy lucked out. And what a fat little whopper he is!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Emerging Cicada

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday Night Cicada Blogging

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Casserole with home-grown cherry tomatoes ready to enter the oven.

Monday, July 5, 2010


Click to embiggen.

And there's more! Fifty seconds of video so you can see it move a couple of times.

Hairy Legs (& Lots of 'Em)

Just saw a small tarantula on the kitchen patio as I went to pull the muffins out of the oven.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday Toad

I think he or she knows there's a good chance of rain. By the way, how do you distinguish the he-toads from the she-toads?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer Harvest

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Unnamed Family Member

I swear I need to name her, but I don't really want to bond much more than we already have or else she'll be sleeping in my bed.

Txrad Goes Shopping

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Rooftop Raccoon

He SHE was following us around on the patio earlier. When we didn't feed him HER, he SHE decided to torment us from the roof.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Tarantula Hawk?

We've never seen one of these before. It's very fast moving and seems to stay on the ground searching for something, despite the orange wings.

From what I've researched, it might be a tarantula hawk. Does anyone know?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Snail on Stone

Heavy rain last night brought out even more critters this morning!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Evening Raccoon, Morning Toad

First toad sighting of the year. Summer is here!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Outside Looking In

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Red Bird

The yard has been FULL of them this year. And noisy ones too!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Texas Coral

Yep, that's red on yellow and I don't need this kind of drama today. Bastard was on our back patio.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Veiny Chard

Beautiful chard from the garden to dress up our burgers!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Spring at Kona Ranch!

photo credit: txrad

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tree Trunk Cleverly Disguised As Cat

Friday, January 15, 2010

Fresh Herbs

Despite a low of 10° last weekend, it didn't faze our oregano plant. Sheldon just picked some for our chili mac dish tonight.

There's also some rosemary in that shot.

A Cure for the Dark & Wet Winter Day Blues

Bright yellow orbs bring joy.

Jami Ward brought these over freshly-picked from her trees near Houston. We have some delicious juice on hand.