| Sep 26, 2010
With the flavors of café au lait and chocolate croissant lingering on my tongue from breakfast, I steer my bike toward the banks of the St. Lawrence River. My tires chatter across the cobblestoned alleyways of Old Quebec city, through the ramparts of...
| Aug 15, 2010
My aha! moment came after Andy Steele told me to close my eyes and grope a tree.
Steele, a retired forest ranger and naturalist at Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming, then had me eat a few pine needles and kneel in the snow to see whether a squirrel...
| Feb 9, 2011
My husband, David, and I are both chefs, so we are always busy working in our respective kitchens on Valentine's Day. Cooking for hundreds of people while miles apart is a bit romantically challenging. So we try to capture and share the spirit of the...
| Sep 17, 2010
| 4:42 PM
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department's 4th Annual Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Wildflower Planting Project will begin on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. at seven planting sites across Houston. H.P.A.R.D. corporate partners will be...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 2:04 PM
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department's 4th Annual Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Wildflower Planting Project will be planting wildflowers at four sites with the help of volunteers from the community.
The four sites include the East Orem Esplanades, the...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 3:37 PM
BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. -- Wildflowers have made an early appearance at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, but recent freezes could limit the annual bloom this year, the Anza-Borrego Foundation reported today.
Lots of rain in the fall and, until recently,...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 4:21 PM
The sun is setting and the sky above Dave and Christine McComas' house in Woodbine turns pink, signaling that the curtain is about to go up on tonight's show.
Soon, the wildflower meadow behind their home begins to sparkle, hundreds of lightning bugs...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Right about now, tiny goldfields and purple mat should be erupting in carpets of color on the desert floor at Joshua Tree and Death Valley national parks. The gentle hills of the Antelope Valley poppy reserve should be turning bright orange with thousands...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Here are some good flower-watching resources:
Wildflower Hotline, run by the Theodore Payne Foundation, is the most comprehensive source for Southern California weekly wildflower reports. It updates information through the end of May. You can listen to...
| Mar 21, 2012
The new 866,000-square-foot Elmhurst Memorial Hospital features a state-of-the-art emergency department, 259 private in-patient suites, the da Vinci robotic surgical system, the first Aquilion ONE 320-slice CT scanner in Illinois, and an Open Bore MRI....
| Apr 1, 2012
| 6:58 PM
One only needs to visit the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden to appreciate the work of the bee -- we wouldn't have all of those magnificent blossoms if it weren't for their tireless buzz. With all of nature in bloom around us, we pay...