June 19, 2017 - My nephew Dale Fincher has Eastern Screech Owls nesting in a water bucket on the porch of his shack near Ironosa Creek. We went out last week to photograph the mother and her babies. The mother is about 8 1/2 inches tall and her babies are white and fuzzy.
June 12, 2017 - When my brothers and I were growing up in Center, Texas, we fished in any and every body of water that had fish in them. And we ate what we caught. But there was one fish that we only reluctantly ate. It was the grennel (A.K.A. Grindle, Dogfish, Grinnel, Cypress Trout, Mud Fish). Many of the old timers around Center called them “Cypress Bass”.
“What thy hands find to do, do it with thy might…” (Ecc. 9:10)
Willie came this morning to do some painting for us. He arrived at 8: oo sharp as he always does but his 20-year old helper came dragging up an hour late with his hands in his pockets and mumbling excuses.
April 25, 2017 - I’ve always liked to fish and faithfully search for the best fishing places when I move to a new town. In Starks, Louisiana, it was Bearhead Creek and Bill Buxton Slough. In Mauriceville, Texas, it was the “Lake Bar W” lakes at Newton and the Arabie’s 8-Gate Check.
April 17, 2017 - Pam and I photographed and dined in Louisiana's Cajun country last week. The New Iberia “Shoney’s” breakfast sign read: “All You Care to Eat”… $5.95” instead of the usual “All You Can Eat”. And I thought: “how clever…and how appropriate!” Three weeks later we saw posted in front of the Cedar Tree Restaurant in Jasper, Texas the same sign: “All you care to eat”. Hey, it’s catching on!