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Travels With Charlize, Marfa Texas

“I want to go to Marfa,” Alexis said, “ it’s on my bucket list.”

“What and where is Marfa?” I responded.

“Marfa, Texas, it’s an artists’ colony and has a hotel from the 50’s completely retro but renovated. 359 more words

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Travels with Charlize, back in Arizona

The Phoenix I knew, before leaving in 1970, is no more. The northern suburbs now stretch all the way to Cave Creek. My brother and sister-in-law moved to Cave Creek eleven years ago. 333 more words

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Travels with Charlize, On the Road Again Continued

We’re on the road again, Charlize and I, this time with company. Alexis and her two Yorkshire terriers Mimi and Zsa Zsa are making travel even more fun. 679 more words

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What does catnip do to my cat?

Catnip, scientific name Nepeta cataria is a plant of the Lamiaceae or mint family that can be found cultivated or growing wild in North America and many other places in the world. 494 more words

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Early winter on Pass ranch

We are back in the Sandhills of Nebraska visiting old friends on their ranch, something in the neighborhood of 17,000 acres, Don tells us, “…just a medium sized place for this part of the country.” 312 more words

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Question from a reader:

We were gone on vacation and left our dog in a very nice pet hotel where she was allowed to play with the other dogs. Three days after we brought her home she developed a very persistent dry hacking cough. 485 more words

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Blue-green algae can kill

Organisms, cyanobacteria, known as blue-green algae, can be found in freshwater lakes, streams, ponds, estuaries, hot springs and water from wastewater treatment plants. Concentrations of these organisms can be found at any time but are almost always associated with hot weather and nutrient-rich water. 237 more words

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