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Kathleen Scott
Attended University of Houston
Lives in Texas Hill Country
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Spring beauty--redbuds are early bloomers in the Texas Hill Country.
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Spring migration is here! Rufous hummers fly out at black-chinned arrive.

http://www.hillcountrymysteries.com/2015/03/hang-out-your-feeders-spring.html
Black-chinned males first, always. The guys want an early start to stake out territory. They know that the boys with the best turf get the girls. We might have seen the front-runners a little earlier than other folks in our south-central Texas range because hummingbirds return to places they've ...
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Looks like this will be a blue-bonnet year. Sweeps of Lupinus texensis luring folks to the countryside; people celebrating floral sky on the ground and the beauty and promise of life.  Amen.
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We found a little bit of Africa in Texas at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
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Pineapple sage (Salvia elegans) is on my must-have garden list--beautiful red tubular flowers, easy care, fragrant leaves for a tangy tea (said to be good for digestion, calming the nerves and promoting general health) and it feeds butterflies and hummingbirds. What more could a person ask?
I'm planning plants for our new garden and Pineapple sage (Salvia elegans) is on the list--beautiful red tubular flowers, easy care, fragrant leaves for a tangy tea (said to be good for digestion, calming the nerves and promoting general health) and it feeds butterflies and hummingbirds.
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Bonaire is the quiet sister. Aruba is the party girl, Curacao the business-major. All the girls are charming, in part because of their mingled heritage of European, African and indigenous peoples.

But Bonaire may be the most unique. 
Bonaire is the quiet sister. Aruba is the party girl, Curacao the business-major. All the girls are charming, in part because of their mingled heritage of European, African and indigenous peoples. But Bonaire may be the most unique. A Caribbean dry-forest desert island about 50 miles north of ...
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Cheryl Gordon's home was an eye-opener for making a 1950's place fresh and modern, on a budget.  And the story shares ideas for inexpensive updates. 
Fun accents in this room-- a pillow that pops, a coffee table made from an upside-down crate topped with a padded coffee bean sack, budget bling lamps from Target and a tableau of found art (centered by a favorite family picture) flanked by antique horns. I love writing about unique homes and ...
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There's a little bit of Africa at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center near Glen Rose, Texas, where visitors are confined to vehicles while approximately 1000 animals roam free about the 1800 acre property. The wildlife center's mission is preservation of native and exotic species in peril, ...
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Texas is a big state of small towns and Blanco is one of the sweetest.
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A few hours west of Fort Worth, Abilene sits in a sweet spot; a four season destination, not too hilly, not too flat, not too far, not too near. 

From the placement of the dot on the map, you'd think cattle or oil--and you'd be right--but you might not expect a climate of curiosity in a town of around 120,000 people.
A few hours west of Fort Worth, Abilene sits in a sweet spot; a four season destination, not too hilly, not too flat, not too far, not too near. From the placement of the dot on the map, you'd think cattle or oil--and you'd be right--but you might not expect a climate of curiosity in a town of ...
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The Comal River is the shortest river in Texas, and one of the prettiest. When the head spring dried up about 18 months ago, people began to fear.  But now hope springs again.
About 18 months ago, the gushing spring at the head of New Braunfels' Comal River went dry from continuing drought; first time since the 1950's. Broke the hearts of townsfolk who grew up courting on the springside benches made by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
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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