A fascinating aspect of Galveston, Texas is the commercial architecture in the Strand Historic District. For much of the 19th century, Galveston was a bustling hub of commerce as a port city on the Gulf of Mexico. The thriving businesses required impressive structures to house their wares and operations, as well as to portray their […]
Gulliver is so handsome, posing on the piling. He spies Gullveig and gets her attention, chatting her up with a few caws. Gullveig is not so gullible, though, and plays coy. He persists.
Having a nature bath in a wide empty space refreshes the soul. With all the empty space around you, there’s first a sense of aloneness or nothingness. Drop your modern conveniences and your
The stiff offshore breeze from the Gulf of Mexico makes kite flying a popular pastime along the coast of Texas. The colors first caught my eye, and then the flow of the long tails captured my interest. The continuous rising and falling, twisting and turning made for fun compositions
The billboards along Interstate 45 approaching Galveston were intriguing. My imagination was working up some very colorful expectations. Those expectations were not met, of course, as Pleasure Pier is a family amusement pier jutting into the Gulf of Mexico
When the winter winds come to Texas, the tops of the Live Oak trees whip violently while their decades-old, often centuries-old, trunks remain motionless. Unlike oak trees native to other parts of North America, Live Oaks are evergreen and have twisted, craggy limbs shooting off in all directions. They are sculptural in an abstract sense.
Until the early 1970s, Janet worked most of her adult life at a corner store in a rural Pennsylvania town. As each new toy reached the store, Janet purchased it for her growing collection. “They might be worth something someday”, she would say.
As water washes over the beach sand, soft patterns are left behind. I’m fascinated with how the tide and surf makes ever-changing patterns in the sand. Some are soft, subtle and flowing. Others are harsh.