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At first I thought I was seeing a Great Blue Heron, soaring across the sky. It was about the same size, but it was bright white. After consulting my Texas bird book, I realized it must be a Great Egret. Here's a movie of the great, white bird we… more »
During our walk around the lake at Cedar Park Town Center, we saw a variety of birds: black vultures, mockingbirds, red-winged blackbirds, scissor-tailed flycatchers, a kill deer, a great egret, and others who were too fast to photograph and identify.… more »
We really wanted to take a drive out into the Hill Country to see the wildflowers last week. We've been enjoying them as we drive around town, and we knew they must be hitting their peak in the country side. But we just didn't have the time for a leisure… more »
Who wants to mow when the weeds are as pretty as these? Yes, these wildflowers have sprung up in our yard with others. I'm not one of those people who will kill the grass if I have to in order to eliminate the last dandelion invader in the lawn… more »
Can you believe our old apt charged us $50 for a strong smell? The only smell we left it with was the same smell it had when we moved in!! And I'm sure they'll rent it out to the next people with that exact same smell! They always have to find something!… more »

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In 2007, we moved to Austin, and this blog chronicled our adaptation to Texas life: festivals, wildflowers, and bats - oh my! Then we had a baby, and that changed everything, so now, we blog about where to buy organic food, what parks are fun for babies, which exterminator is taking care of our scorpion problem. (You know, the usual parental concerns.)

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