Our little farm in East Texas
The building site
Looking down the driveway
A nice big oak in the ravine out back
It's still hot and dry, but we're still seeing some interesting plants at the stuga. We have quite a few native passionflower plants, which are both cool to look at and attract gulf fritillaries. Here's a picture of one of the blooms.
We spent the weekend of August 4-6 out there and we were treated to these visitors over morning coffee!
It's been dry, dry, dry in Texas this year, but even though everything else is crispy, we have a volunteer watermelon plant at the stuga that is actually setting fruit!
Mark has been working on a retaining wall to cover the exposed roots of a tree that was damaged when the driveway was put in. It's been a lot of work and more money than we originally thought, but it's almost finished. We hope it's almost finished, at least. He got a lot done this last visit, mostly because Mary was late for happy hour.
Here is a before shot
And an "in progress" shot
A few dogwood pictures
These wildflowers were everywhere and brought in lots of butterflies. And bees.
This guy had moved in and claimed the A/C. He put up a big territorial show through the window, but deflated when I went out to take his picture..
This is the tree that fell right after we bought the land. Also included in the picture is the lumberjack that cut it up.
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