Category Archives: outdoors

City Garden

The entire time I’ve been here in Oklahoma City, I haven’t ventured far from home too often but only because I’m hopeful that I will be returning later this month on a permanent basis. There is truly a lot to … Continue reading

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Coastal Oklahoma

Temperatures have been hovering in the triple digits all across Oklahoma this week. Yes, it is a different kind of heat from the humid, steamy boil of a Florida summer that I’m so used to, but this dry heat is … Continue reading

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Somewhere, There’s a Naked Snake

It’s helpful having an outdoor cat. This year, Polly invited some friends over to keep her company (we ended up naming her cat friends Grayson, Sylvester, and Al Roker) and their presence is probably the reason why we were unaware … Continue reading

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Pre-Transition

This past weekend I spent a few nights at my brother’s apartment.  He’s in London, being adventurous. I decided to hang out at his place for a couple of days and swim in his pool. Unfortunately, the first day we … Continue reading

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Seasonal Clocks

It finally stopped raining. Hooray! And I’m afraid now that the red maple is under the impression that it’s fall.  I mean, we did have two tropical storms prior to the actual start of hurricane season (we never get that … Continue reading

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Toad in a Frog

I have a plant container in the shape of a frog with a really huge mouth. That’s obviously where the plant is supposed to go but there are no drainage holes. Coincidentally, I have way too much experience with rotted … Continue reading

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The Mailbox is Still Standing

Elle and I roasted marshmallows on the porch over the open flame of our emergency candle and enjoyed s’mores before bed. Then she camped out on the floor next to me in the front room. There is a particular dead … Continue reading

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