Category: Photos of Our Family

I was very lucky this year. My birthday landed on Memorial Day, so we had a three-day weekend to celebrate. And our Saturday festivities centered around Austin's Bat Fest. The festival takes place on Congress Avenue Bridge, home to the largest urb… more »
Is Austin hot and dry? And are the winters really mild? I saw Austin for the first time last December, when we came to hunt for an apartment. I packed for the weather I expected: short sleeves, a light coat, no umbrella. I was cold and I was we… more »
If our trip to Enchanted Rock State Park were to have a theme other than rock, it would have to be: water. We triumphed over rainy weather and flooded roads on our trip to the park. We climbed a slippery slope to the summit to be greeted by vernal… more »
We enjoyed other wildlife and wildflowers on the way down from the summit of Enchanted Rock and in other areas of the park. We discovered that country mockingbirds are different than city ones. We are used to Austin mockingbirds singing incessantl… more »
At the summit of Enchanted Rock, there was nothing higher than we were. And there was nothing redder than my overheated face there either. Every indentation in the rock, each weathering pit, was filled with water from the rainstorm that let… 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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