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Kathleen Scott
Attended University of Houston
Lives in Texas Hill Country
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Cool overview from David Christiani of Silver City, NM natural attractions.
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We loved this unexpected company!
Yellow-headed Blackbirds aren't rare but the only chance to see them here is during migration. And I've never seen one before, which made Friday a great day. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the birds range north into Canada and west into Pacific coast states to breed in summer.
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From ugly lawn to gorgeous gardens in the space of months, we learned a small space can bring big joy.
We started with a vision--birds, butterflies and flowers with a sprinkling of herbs and vegetables. Places for the birds to nest and rest plus water to drink and bathe. Greenery summer and winter. Lush but still water-wise, not a guzzler. And watered by drip so we could travel in summer without ...
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Ours is Alexa
She follows Denny around like a dog, spending most days in his office. And looks down on him from the wall via the portrait I gave him for his birthday, commissioned from our artist-friend Mary Riddle. Isn't it gorgeous? Copyright 2009-2015 Kathleen Scott, for Hill Country Mysteries.
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Great info on cultivating antelope horns--a native milkweed with blooms that look like they came from outer space.
Antelope Horns Milkweed The name comes from the seed pods. This is a small indigenous milkweed that in theory grows in the Blackland Prairie here in Central Texas. Though I've looked, I haven't act...
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One of the most beautiful reasons to see the Texas Hill Country in Spring.
Folks come to the HIll Country for the rocky heights and rivered depths, the feeling of the road racing away like the passage of time, and the crest of the hill a gateway to mystery. And in very special Springtimes, for living blue blanketing the roadsides. The blue is fading now but we remember ...
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Google gremlins messed with the type on the first posting of this--who knew garden greenery could disturb the force?
We started with a vision--birds, butterflies and flowers with a sprinkling of herbs and vegetables. Places for the birds to nest and rest plus water to drink and bathe. Greenery summer and winter. Lush but still water-wise, not a guzzler. And watered by drip so we could travel in summer without ...
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I didn't expect to see a Dr. Seussical creature at the farmer's market last week, even more to find she's a hard-working animal.
Almost 7 months ago I stopped writing pieces for Hill Country Mysteries. It was more of a drop than a stop, unintentional. Mom's stroke made the year hard emotionally and we spent a lot of time away with her. Fortunately she's recovered well and we celebrated her 90th birthday early this year.
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Big rain & high water here. Current flow rate on Comal River is almost 10,000 CFS, and flow rate of Guadalupe is almost 16,000 CFS.
COMAL CO., TEXAS -- New Braunfels emergency officials were beginning to evacuate parts of the city with rising water levels following Friday's sudden storms in South and South Central Texas.
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Our measure of time runs to autumn's gold leaves in the cedar elms, winter's first fire in the fireplace, spring daffodils blooming like shining faces over dead-brown beds. We know summer is coming when the barn swallows arrive.  

See more about the swallows at Hill Country Mysteries.
We know summer is coming when the barn swallows arrive. Denny and I are lucky to live in a neighborhood of high-ceilinged porches, perfect territory for barn swallow nests. "Our" 2014 male swallow, keeping watch over the female and babies. Last year's swallows reared two families in their nest ...
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We live in the suburbs now--but still find wildlife in our garden.
I was watering in the back garden when this guy crawled from between cracks in the clay. King of summer sounds, the cicada. If you'd like a cicada serenade, click here: Cicada songs via Cicadamania.com and scroll down to the sound gallery. Copyright 2009-2015 Kathleen Scott, for Hill Country ...
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  • University of Houston
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    An accounting degree and years in corporate finance taught the value of questioning, the importance of logic and the ability to see multiple perspectives.
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Award-winning travel and lifestyle writer focusing on culture, nature, food and wine
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I travel to find the untold stories and magic of a place--culture, nature, dining and wine. My experience comes to the page and web in published articles gathered at Ticket to Magic and posts at Hill Country Mysteries.


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I'm an explorer. I know where to find the best coconut pie and most amazing craft brew in Texas. I've been high and low for a story of hot air ballooning and white-water river rafting. In two old towns, almost every resident I met had a personal ghost story to tell. I wrote about a coastal town where resilience is personified in yard sculptures created from hurricane-killed trees. And I believe the best adventure is the one I'll find tomorrow.
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Writing well-crafted articles, finding unique angles and unusual stories, meeting deadlines. Imaginative photographer.
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Hill Country Mysteries: Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans)
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I'm planning plants for our new garden and Pineapple sage (Salvia elegans) is on the list--beautiful red tubular flowers, easy care, fragran

Hill Country Mysteries: Altered Direction
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I've missed writing Hill Country Mysteries. Seemed too hard to meet newspaper deadlines and write posts here too...but I miss the blog and y

Galveston experiences top the gift list
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Guests of the Hotel Galvez Spa arrive early to decompress in the Relaxation Room with cold cucumber slices on their eyes, hot towels on thei

Holidays celebrations around Texas
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Parades wind to towering Christmas trees, trains take pajama-clad children to Santa, ice sculptures enthrall the winter-lonely and music fil

A ghostly weekend in New Braunfels
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[...] the past is so present in New Braunfels that visitors can spend an entire weekend playing, eating, drinking and sleeping in places who

Der Lindenbaum - Authentic German food in Fredericksburg
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Schnitzel, potato salad, red cabbage still get rave reviews that Lady Bird Johnson gave the downtown restaurant in 2000.

Texas drought will lighten up by winter, report says
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The Climate Prediction Center states that drought conditions in Texas most likely will improve or end by the end of the year, except for the

The downtown Dallas you haven't seen
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An $8 million renovation in 2013 added new public spaces, 68 new rooms and â€" my favorite â€" a subterranean 8,000-square-foot ESPA, the fi

Hill Country Mysteries: Hummingbird Haven -- Spring Migration 2014
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Explorations of a travel writer living in the beautiful Texas Hill Country...flora and fauna, nature and mysteries...food and wine...life. W

Hill Country Mysteries: Romantic Galveston
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I visit Galveston every chance I get. Most folks go for the beaches--32 miles of them. But I'm drawn as much by tangy island air and quirky

Spaces: Harmony here is handmade
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The Salmons designed their 1,700-square-foot house around traditional Mexican elements with a detour through New Mexico, where they lived ea

Gardens around Texas
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[...] at gardens around the state, brilliant displays await visitors â€" pink azaleas, white roses, yellow and blue wildflowers, purple orch

Recipe for a Romantic Galveston Weekend
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The seawall that protects the island from storm surge runs about 10 miles from the eastern end of the island to 103rd Street on the west, to

Rustic and elegant mix in a place worth sharing
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WIMBERLEY â€" Light dances from the silver-toned antler chandelier in the entryway, announcing the imaginative style within the tin and timb

Tribute to Greatness
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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918 - 2013 "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religi

Holiday glow: Celebrations around Texas
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From north to south and points between, Texans flock to the sights and sounds of the holidays. With a state this big, there's something for

Hill Country Mysteries: Walking Tours: Seven Cities Worth Exploring by Foot
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You're ambling down The Strand in Galveston, everyone's favorite Texas island town and one of the best places in the state to explore on foo

Family finds comforts of home on Wimberley ranch
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Wimberley â€" WIMBERLEY â€" When former Katy resident Darla Farris drove through the iron gate of a Wimberley ranch in 2011, she saw that th

Hill Country Mysteries: It doesn't get any better
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It's also seventeen years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Denny married me 10 days after the cancer surgery, before we knew how ba

Local, caring and competent. Nice to have a good spa in the neighborhood.
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