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Old 04-01-2012, 05:26 PM   #31
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The A. texana can be transplanted easily if you're careful...the roots are different, less deep.
I was not familiar with it, so I did an image search. Very attractive...but well outside of my range. I find it funny that the map of its range follows the exact border of Texas. Is it restricted to a smaller area within the state...or does it live beyond our man-made borders even if just over the border?
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #32
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Poor ole farts asked me again, if I could see them. I hadn't the heart to tell them they were just seed pods they were looking at so I just agreed and said all excitedly YES! All kinds of THEM and there's sooooo many!
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Aww.

But there's more to the story!
I hate to say it..... but I have the type of a family that tends to gripe and stay in the car rather than hike a trail to see something nature orientated. When It comes time for a look see I'm usually on my own and hurried so they're not crabbing at me for taking so looooong but let me tell you... Whenever they do go forth from the car I see nothing but joy and excitement when they're balancing upon logs crossing a creek, exploring under logs to see what may lie hidden, etc. etc... etc......

Well anyway...I continue to walk deeper upon the trail, head up to the sky and ran into my son who apparently took another way in to retrieve me.
He tells me of the clusters he had found along the way..... Well after hearing THAT I just had to go see them (Sorry honey, but that's what we're here for).
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Not so clear because of how high up they were, but YES! They were there after all!
Too bad I never ran into the elders again to lead them to the real deal.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:44 PM   #33
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Whoa... big whoa. In my dreams would I stumble on something like that!!!!
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:22 PM   #34
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Gasp! We ain't got nuttin' like that there stuff here.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:23 PM   #35
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Cool! Quite an experience to see that, isn't it? I've seen it a couple times here, but it that's over the course of 40 years, so it's not very common where I am.

I don't know if I have my photos of it anymore, as I lost a lot of my old 35mm slides in a basement flood many years ago. Now I want to go digging through my slides to see if I still have them.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:58 PM   #36
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Not so clear because of how high up they were, but YES! They were there after all!
Too bad I never ran into the elders again to lead them to the real deal.
Well, I'm glad that they were there...even if you didn't get a chance to tell them...they think they saw them, and they were around, so little harm done (if any).
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My common milkweed is attracting monarchs and the neighbor said he saw 2 cats around his house.

Like Dap Say's "If nothings moving in your yard you're doing something wrong"

Seeing the Monarch while doing the mundane task of cutting the lawn made the chore alot easier; The monarch was following me around and basking and fluttering around as I was going back and forth.

When I finished I could hear the goldfinches singing, Since I was so pumped I started weeding. As I dug I kept hitting Norway Maple Roots; I keep a towel to wipe away perspiration in the crotch of the Norway Maple and while wiping my face I saw a Carpenter Ant. Not good news for the Norway Maple.
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My common milkweed is attracting monarchs and the neighbor said he saw 2 cats around his house.

Like Dap Say's "If nothings moving in your yard you're doing something wrong"

Seeing the Monarch while doing the mundane task of cutting the lawn made the chore alot easier; The monarch was following me around and basking and fluttering around as I was going back and forth.

When I finished I could hear the goldfinches singing, Since I was so pumped I started weeding. As I dug I kept hitting Norway Maple Roots; I keep a towel to wipe away perspiration in the crotch of the Norway Maple and while wiping my face I saw a Carpenter Ant. Not good news for the Norway Maple.
Congrats on your monarch, goldfinch, and Norway-maple-eating carpenter ant(s).

BTW, I wish I had said that quote, I just liked it, used it, changed it, went back to it...and in the process lost the name of who originally said it.
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Hubby wrote something the other day that got me to thinking.....

Work hard so that you will want for nothing,
but not so hard that there's nothing you want.
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