15 November 2009
25 October 2009
20 October 2009
So I keep waiting for that perfect weekend to go hiking in one of my favorite parks in the hill country, Lost Maples State Natural Area, a remnant from the Ice Age that supports relict bigtooth maple trees. These beauties are GORGEOUS in the fall and could give New England a run for its money! Here are some past pictures from TPWD's website and Laurence Parent.
When I found out that Lost Maples started to see leaves turning 6 weeks earlier than usual this year due to the summer's severe drought, my heart guiltily started beating faster. Early fall foliage? At least something aesthetically pleasing would emerge from a season of debilitating stress! But to my chagrin, because of the recent (and much needed) heavy rains most of the trees are continuing to hold onto their leaves...for now. Which, I keep telling myself, is good. We need the rain. Yup, yay rain. So until the weather cools, I guess I'll keep waiting to be lost in those firey maples.
19 October 2009
18 October 2009
14 September 2009
13 September 2009
Lindsey's and Vain's Wedding, Wisconsin, July 2009
Mom-mom's 90th Birthday, San Francisco, August 2009
Family Reunion at the Cliff House, San Francisco, August 2009
Our little getaway to Napa for our 7th anniversary, Napa Valley, August 2009
Hanging with baby Finn in New Ulm, August 2009
Now off to Etsy editing...I'm back...
25 June 2009
I would have hardly called my job "work." I was riding around all day on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) while flushing birds and looking for their grass-cupped nests of paint-speckled eggs and tender nestlings. All the while, finding all sorts of other wildlife.