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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas
Real estate in the San Antonio metro area, the foothills of the Texas Hill Country, and on the Guadalupe River. My market area includes the northern half of San Antonio (Alamo Heights, Fort Sam Houston, Shavano Park, Hollywood Park, and Stone Oak) and northeast (Randolph AFB, Universal City, Windcrest, Schertz, and Cibolo) to New Braunfels, including Bexar, Guadalupe, and Comal Counties. My blog also covers photography; houses and homes; investments and rental properties; pets and wildlife; birds, butterflies, and flowers in my organic garden; travel; fun stuff; and whatever else takes my fancy.

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2008 

Many new landlords are surprised and upset when they discover that after their tenants have moved out, they still need to spend some money on the property before it is ready to be leased again. These folks paid their rent on time and kept the house and yard in good shape, and you were looking for...
09/30/2008
This spider has lost weight! All the spinning seems to be directed towards making a place for her eggs to hatch. It's like a cotton pad stuck to the basil stem. Green lynx spiders jump on their prey, including "crop pests" like bollworms and some types of moths, rather than spinning webs to snare...
09/29/2008
Obviously it's a spider (I'm math-challenged, but I was able to count eight legs). Anybody recognize it? What could it be hoping to catch for breakfast? The ladybugs hatched months ago and fanned out across the yard, and there are no aphids. I just hope it's not messin' with my bees! If anybody ...
09/28/2008
Light and spacious home in Woods of Encino Park 2831 Sierra Salinas, San Antonio, TX 78259 View Map This spacious home has lots of windows, adding to its airy, open feeling * Tile from entry through kitchen, breakfast area, utility room * Refrigerator stays * Walk-in pantry and laundry room with...
09/27/2008
Forbes.com ran a story the other day about the least (and most) expensive US cities for home ownership. San Antonio was ranked the fourth least-expensive city on their list. No surprise here. Gasoline, food, and utilities cost less than in many other large cities. San Antonio's warm climate and c...
09/26/2008
This Gulf Fritillary was snoozing on the buddleia this morning, waiting for the rays of the sun to hit him and warm him up. When that happens, the white spots on the wings turn out to be silver. Butterflies and hummingbirds love the nectar from buddleias, also known as butterfly bush. But the Gu...
09/25/2008
I went back to see the restored Sunken Gardens at Brackenridge Park last weekend. There were a couple of musicians playing New Age music in the stone pagoda, which was actually rather nice. Although it was about 85 degrees, as usual in September, the walkways were shaded by the trees. They were n...
09/24/2008
I'm back! I've spent the last couple of weeks visiting my husband's friends in Turin. We had a wonderful time, and I learned things this trip that I hadn't even noticed on my two previous visits, as well as discovering some great Italian wines. First, Italians have great teeth: white and even and...
09/11/2008
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