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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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2010 

  What else can I tell you about dragonflies, my favorite insects? How about some basics? -  They belong to the order Odonata, which means "toothed ones." -  There are 2,874 species of dragonflies worldwide, of which only 316 inhabit the United States. -  The largest modern-day dragonfly is the ...
10/29/2010
  I had been working away on a CMA (still suffering from jet lag) since 6:00, when I happened to glance out the window and see the red hues of the dawn. By the time I grabbed my camera and dashed outside, some of the red had faded away, but it was still an unusual color. Sure enough, a cold fron...
10/28/2010
    I took about a dozen shots of the moon coming out from behind clouds when I visited the Washington Monument a year ago. I waited for 15 minutes as the rest of the group walked around that evening, and kept taking shots until I got the best I could, considering my camera doesn't deal with low...
10/24/2010
My husband and I recently went to Morocco to attend his sister's wedding celebration there. It was spectacular! The first phase of the ceremony included having her hands tattooed with henna, which we all agreed looked quite pretty. It took me a while, but I finally got a chance to shove my way t...
10/22/2010
  My sister-in-law's fabulous Moroccan wedding was held at Le Jardin des Douars, a resort/hotel in the hills of Essaouira. It bills itself as a guest "palace," or ksar, and it was indeed beautifully built and decorated, with lovely gardens, two swimming pools, restaurant, and bar. We arrived at ...
10/17/2010
  I saw lots of proteas when I lived in Hawaii, but I didn't know they originated in South Africa. This is a king protea (protea cynaroides) from the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town. The king protea, or sugarbush, is the national flower of South Africa, and its blooms can grow as lar...
10/14/2010
The worst part about going on vacation is leaving Miles and Kitty behind. I worry about them, even though they are indoors-only cats. Fortunately, my wonderful brother came to stay at our house and look after them while we were gone. The kitties seemed happy to see us when we returned, and it lo...
10/14/2010
I use lots of words in my marketing, on my website and my blogs, in my emails, buyer/seller guides, and listing remarks. I'm all about words (except I'm all about photographs). Anyway, when I read a recent blog post about the 12 English words that Yale University claimed were the most persuasive ...
10/12/2010
I spent the day before my sister-in-law's wedding in Essaouira, a fishing town, ancient port, and something of a seaside resort on Morocco's Atlantic coast. It made a nice change from the heat and dust of Marrakesh, in that it was windy, cool, and damp--especially in the morning before the clouds...
10/12/2010
I just got back from a wedding. It was in Morocco, at a lovely resort hotel near Essaouira. Here's the reason I went: My sister-in-law, Sophie, is already gorgeous. In the traditional Moroccan wedding finery, I think she made a stunningly beautiful bride. I'll be posting more photos from my lates...
10/11/2010
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