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Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore

In this centennial year of the National Park Service Organic Act of August 25, 1916, travel to the scared protected spaces of the United States has...
Oldest Oak Tree in Texas

Oldest Oak Tree in Texas

On a boundless Texas blue sky day in July, a mighty Oak stands gnarled by age and twisted with joy celebrating life for over a thousand years. The ...
Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Patrol

Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Patrol

Headline photograph is a nesting Kemp's Ridley sea turtle at Surfside Beach, Texas on May 27, 2016  by Jerry Pettit. One of the most endangered se...
Bald Eagles: Keeping Houston Wild

Bald Eagles: Keeping Houston Wild

Words by Kelsey Low, Photography by Erik Hanson One sunny day in late November 2015, I was walking near the meadow at the Houston Arboretum & N...
Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake

Every spring, when the wildflowers begin to bloom and the days are filled with warm sunshine, Cody and I take a road trip. We dust off the canoe, g...
The Antique Rose Emporium

The Antique Rose Emporium

Won't you come into my garden? I would like my roses to see you. ~Richard Sheridan. Only a poet and a rosarian could write such loyal words. Roses ...
Lovin' the Loquat Tree

Lovin' the Loquat Tree

For many years, I have seen hundreds of loquats fall to the ground unused. The succulent sweet fruits are delectable and offer an array of culinary...
Irish Hunger Memorial

Irish Hunger Memorial

Standing facing west on the corner of North End Ave. & Vesey Street in Lower Manhattan's Financial District, the viewer observes a rather ordinary park of green grass and vegetation. A seemingly unkempt tangled mass of vines creeps over boulders and stones as New Yorkers strike past. Not far from this very spot is the new One World Trade Center and the 911 Memorial, yet few venture the additional 3 blocks to the radically designed Irish Hunger Memorial.
The Azalea Trail

The Azalea Trail

Every spring for 81 years, Houstonians gather in awe of the Rhododendron's famous flush of flowers blooming brightly on their bushes throughout Riv...
Whooping Crane Tour in Rockport, TX

Whooping Crane Tour in Rockport, TX

Once upon a time, the tallest bird in North America, Grus americana, filled the Texas autumn skies. Tens of thousands of whooping cranes flew south...
Challenger 7 Park

Challenger 7 Park

Recently, a longtime friend and her family exchanged life in the city for a quieter existence south near the coast, Friendswood to be exact. As a n...
West Texas Snowstorm, Palo Duro Part 2

West Texas Snowstorm, Palo Duro Part 2

A day after the clouds arrived, an Artic wind entered. Quickly, the temperature dropped. Gusts reached 20 knots in Palo Duro Canyon, intermittent w...