While attending an event in the Fort Worth Convention Center last week, I snapped a pic of this giant star, covered in hundreds of cowboy hats, that hangs over the main lobby. I’m not really a fan of Texas culture, but I think it’s a clever (and weird!) way to combine two iconic symbols of the Lone Star State. Of course, there’s a story behind it. I’m dedicating tomorrow to catching up on all of your blogs and seeing what […]
Every week Jake provides a theme for creative inspiration. Bloggers post their interpretations before the following Sunday, when Jake announces the next photo theme. Jake’s Sunday Post this week is Valuable; unfortunately Jake’s site is no longer active, so I can’t link to other interpretations.
I’ve been to Houston several times, but it’s usually related to business travel and I have limited time to see fun things in the area. A few years ago, however, I had the opportunity to take a road trip out of the city and visit Brazos Bend State Park. I was REALLY excited to see alligators in the wild, but unfortunately they were all hiding from tourists on the day I visited. I did see a very cool alligator skeleton […]
If you’re a museum lover and you find yourself in Dallas, head downtown to the Arts District and visit the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art. In my opinion, this museum is extraordinary. You can see art from China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. This guardian lion is an 18th-century bronze from Nepal.
Although I’ve always been crazy about nature and its inhabitants (even the not-so-cuddly ones), I never had a special place in my heart for bats…until I saw millions of them emerge from an abandoned railroad tunnel deep in the heart of Texas. My new admiration for winged mammals had an unlikely beginning: a 2007 business trip to Fredericksburg, about 70 miles west of Austin. I knew I’d have free time in the evenings during my trip, so I researched things […]