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In This Weather …

… I always work outside in full clothing [long-sleeved shirt & long pants] plus a hat.


“Heat Resistant” Clothing

But only, if work is absolutely unavoidable!  😉  This picture here is not too recent [2007], and it was taken in April. But even in our present summer heat wave I wear exactly the same clothing, as it cools once it has got wet from sweating – and that takes minutes only – and as it also prevents sunburn, which – at about 30 degrees latitude – is a real danger.

More about this picture and the action “around it” [I’m redoing our lawn] in a later posting.

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Our Ants …

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… are one step ahead of us. While we’re only planning to relocate, they’re already on the move. A few days ago I saw quite a procession of ants [unfortunately I wasn’t able to get a good picture of their … Continue reading


All the Wonderful Fragrances of the Orient …

… were what I believed to smell late last night when I was walking Chiquita in the garden. It maybe because meanwhile spring is coming. But don’t get me wrong, please, as far was “wonderful fragrances” are concerned. It wasn’t … Continue reading


Spring-Cleaning in the Garden

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Yesterday it was, because of the great weather, time to trim trees and cut “weeds” with … the chainsaw. A chainsaw for cutting weeds and trimming trees?! Well, with the trees it was some fairly thickish [some of them more … Continue reading


Some Gardening …

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… was on the agenda for today. As I had mentioned in my posting “With My Most Favourite Toy …“, our lawn – well, what lawn is left after our prolonged drought here in southern Texas – had to be … Continue reading


With My Most Favourite Toy …

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… I was out in the garden today, mowing the lawn – actually, what is left after our prolonged drought. Well, after the rain of the last few days we did have quite some growth where the lawn was intact … Continue reading


Purple Martins

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This year we have quite a few more Purple Martins than last year. Mayb be that’s because I cleaned out their houses early enough and also cut down the trees next to them, as Purple Martins on the one hand … Continue reading


Alfred Hitchcock Sends His Regards

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It’s been some time since this foto was taken, but I still would like to show it: It was in March, when we had tons of these black birds around here, in the trees and on the lawn. Alfred Hitchcock … Continue reading


I did a little more gardening – trimming the grass around flower beds and vines by hand: some hard work Those runners of our Bermuda grass are that tough that they could be used instead of bailing wire! Related articles … Continue reading