Category Archives: humidity

Don’t be afraid of the Houston summer

Houston, summer is nearly upon us. It will last until mid October. It will be hot, humid, embracing, and soft.    You will walk from icy cold department stores and offices into a warm, woolly, almost overpowering and stifling stillness. … Continue reading

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How many Houston trees will die?

We did it for the sod, but I’m hoping that repeated soaking gave our trees what they needed to survive whatever care the new owners show them. The live oak in the front yard and the water oak in the back yard probably date from when our street was first settled, in the early 1950s. Continue reading

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Back to Houston

We can’t see nearly everyone, so it will be collaborators more than anything besides family. What will it feel like to sit at the picnic tables outside what was for 32 years our laboratory, talking with Gerda and Chandra? Continue reading

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