Thursday, June 26, 2014

Odds and Ends

We continue to make national news because of the flooding. Lake of the Isles' pedestrian path is mostly underwater which makes it no fun at all to walk around - dodging the bikers and rollerbladers kinda sucks. The fence on the sidewalk here is actually half of what it looks like - the extra half is the reflection of said fence in the water.

This is a self-portrait I took on said path about three weeks ago when it was dry: 

Here the pedestrian path is like a little river:

In the meantime, once again I have unidentified growing objects on my balcony.  If anyone knows what this please do tell

This is what the flower of the plant looked like a couple of weeks ago:

I finished a hot pink sock:

And I also went to DC again, this time to meet Boy-child's landlady, a.k.a. his DC Mom.

The fact that they're holding up the edge of the platform of the Metro in DC like this is a little unnerving, I think:

But a pleasant lunch was had with said landlady.  I also got to see an exhibit at the Phillips Collection which was good.

Now it's back to the salt mines.

Saturday, June 14, 2014


I was in Houston this week for work. I don't believe I've ever been to Houston before.

We stumbled upon a gathering in a park after dinner on Wednesday.

This little girl had on an outfit that was a cross between Pebbles Flintstone and Hello Kitty.  She was adorable.

Not a good photo, but hopefully you can see that the one guy is playing an accordion and the other guy is playing a washboard.  It was a Zydeco band.  Lots of people were dancing.

This building, part of the convention center, looks like a Lego building to me.

The Hilton has Chihuly light fixtures in the lobby.

And psychedelic carpet.

It was awesome.

I believe this is the entrance to an underground parking ramp.

There are lots of exotic plants in Texas.

And this just proves that Georgia O'Keefe lives on!

I used to be mad that George Bush got an airport named after him, but Houston Intercontinental is such a dump I'm not upset about it any more.

Thursday, June 5, 2014


I realized the other night while chatting with Boy-child that Instagram does not work for keeping my children up to date on my activities. We are a family with dumb phones. So here are a few shots of the past few weeks:

The Greenway in the morning.  I got the bike dusted off and have been going out for an occasional spin.

Lakewood Chapel, which I love.

The main post office downtown, which is also architecturally beautiful in a completely different way.

Ant tags at Lake of the Isles.

Summertime is lovely in the city.