Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Lightning Strikes Twice

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Spring Is Really Here!

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Noisy Neighbors

In a subdivision near the Medical Center is a flock
of several dozen Peafowl, running wild for the
past 50 years.
Native to India, nobody knows for sure how they
got here. There's another group at Fort Sam Houston
and a third living downtown.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Sledding, Texas-Style

Who needs snow?
A flattened cardboard box and a steep hill is all it
takes to enjoy this popular winter pasttime.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Just For The Fun Of It

Minding your own business isn't enough, you have to
watch out for the other guy, too.

Monday, March 14, 2005


As you look at things from new angles, similarities
and differences can become sharper, or they may blur.
The Torch and The Tower are both symbols of the same
basic idea of Unity within our part of the world.
That's why I caught them both in-focus.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Riverwalk Facts

The river is one story-ish below the streets.
There are bridges and stairs everywhere, and
plenty of elevators.
It's usually cool and shady down by the water, but
be careful because there are very few guardrails
to keep you from falling in.
Every January the river gets drained and all of the
chairs, cellphones, and forks get pulled
from the mud.

The Old And The New

Donated to San Antonio in 2002 by the People
of Mexico, the Torch Of Friendship brings some
modern artistic sensibilities to downtown.
Many people hate it, but they probably don't understand
It's a symbol of the unity and good-will that should exist between the
peoples of the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Behind the torch is Rivercenter Mall, in the old
Joske's building.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Small Town Banks

I love the architecture of new banks. The ones that
portray a small-town image are fascinating to me.
This one is inside San Antonio city limits, but you
wouldn't know it from this view.

Monday, March 07, 2005

The Hill Country

One of the best things about this part of Texas
is the region north of San Antonio and west of IH35.
Also known as the Edwards Plateau, this geologic zone was
formed millions of years ago.
Texas was under the ocean back then, and the bones and shells
of uncountable sea creatures eventually became the limestone
our homes rely on for support.
Gentle hills of porous stone that hold our bedrock: precious water
and weekend dreams.
Here's a view from above the Guadalupe River:

Thursday, March 03, 2005

March 2, 1836

Texas Independence Day

The day the Texas Declaration of Independence
was ratified.
No longer part of Mexico, not yet a United State.
The Republic Of Texas lives on in our hearts.

I give you the front doors of the Alamo.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Don't Call This "The Space Needle"

Can't you tell you're in San Antonio, not Seattle?
Ours is called The Tower Of The Americas, and was built
for Hemisfair '68.
A rotating restaurant, observation deck and a leaky roof
are some of the features of this, the tallest structure
in town.

What's For Supper?

Whatever it is had better be hot.
I grew these peppers myself, and they taste
fresher, wilder and hotter than most.
The jalapeno can burn a bit. The little
chiltepins are for professionals only.

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