Windows and Nosegays

Windows are wonderful contraptions, protecting us from annoying insects and uncomfortable temperatures, and yet allowing us a bit of an opening to something beyond our own self-made environments. When I say “the windows in our living room,” I don’t mean living room like your mother meant it—you know the one—that beautiful parlor with damask-dressed windows,…

Holding On to April

Can anything be better than April? In the Texas Hill Country, we drive through carpeted miles of bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush. We’ve seen the arrival of the hummingbirds, the stripping of the Nandina berries by the cedar waxwings, and the return of the cliff swallows. We’ve even had enough rain and fog to make these…