Spring weather usually inspires mere mortals to clean their homes inside and out. Windows are washed and opened, winter grime is removed from walls and floors while closets and drawers are rearranged. Trees and bushes are trimmed, flower beds are prepared for new growth and gardens are tilled and planted. Piles of unwanted items and debris appear along city curbs and country roads. Throughout the country, local governments and volunteer groups then begin their community spring cleaning. Our coastal communities have the added concern of keeping the waterways clear of trash to protect the marine environment and provide safe and pleasing surroundings for the many guests who enjoy spending time at our beaches and on our bays.
Spring has sprung in my coastal world, the North Bay area of the Coastal Bend. Texas is well known for its spring bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush with well-publicized Bluebonnet Trails. But there are many lesser known places to explore. Look for the other spring flowers and enjoy listening and watching the birds.
The Soul of a Butterfly
Butterfly; beautiful in the air, Fragile wings graceful and fair,
Hummingbirds defy Hurricane Harvey
The yard of Diane Loyd and Dovie Howard was featured in the post “Rockport Prepares for Hummingbirds“ on August 12. They were ready for Rockport’s Hummer Celebration and the hummingbird migration. Hurricane Harvey changed everything except ...
Rockport prepares for hummingbirds
Diane Loyd’s Hummer Home is one of 25 which will be part of the Hummer Homes Tour during Rockport’s HummerBird Celebration for 2017. This is the first year the Loyd home has been part of this event but this property has been part of the hummingbird migration for many years.
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