Hurricane Ike Makes Landfall

Hurricane Ike Makes Landfall on the Texas coast. We experienced STRONG winds for about 12 hrs. We were very lucky and sustained only minor damage and no flooding. It will always be a night to remember. This photo was taken from the TV radar image as the eye passed over our neighborhood. Surprisingly we had electricity

Wild Orchids in Texas – Dichromanthus cinnabarinus

Wild Orchids in Texas – Dichromanthus cinnabarinus in the United States are a very uncommon sight. While on a trip to Big Bend National Park in the Summer of 2007, I came across a splendid specimen of one of the native Wild Orchids in Texas. It is commonly known as Scarlet ladies’ tresses. It is a rare perennial