Monday, August 31, 2015

The Road Not Taken


  The Road not Taken      


                                          

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, 

And sorry I could not travel both 
And be one traveler, long I stood 
And looked down one as far as I could 
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 

Then took the other, as just as fair, 
And having perhaps the better claim, 
Because it was grassy and wanted wear; 
Though as for that the passing there 
Had worn them really about the same, 

And both that morning equally lay 
In leaves no step had trodden black. 
Oh, I kept the first for another day! 
Yet knowing how way leads on to way, 
I doubted if I should ever come back. 

I shall be telling this with a sigh 
Somewhere ages and ages hence: 
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— 
I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference.
~ Robert Frost ~






Jai Johnson Texture used







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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mystery

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. 

Albert Einstein; What I Believe, 1930 ~






Update....
An old friend of mine who saw this photo painted her version of it :-)
I love her beautiful painting!





Saturday, August 22, 2015

Finding peace in the midst of the storm

For me finding peace within the midst of a storm means taking things as they come..A small storm means that I may not stop what I am doing..If I am out walking or bike riding..

If the storm is a long and vicious one, I will retreat to safety until it passes..Then I have to assess the mess (if any) and regroup..

My doggies seem to feel the same way..Each handles a storm in his own way..

Oscar tries to out thunder the thunder by barking..If he barks loud enough he thinks that he will scare the thunder away..

Simon huddles up in a warm soft corner until storms are over..

For sure I wouldn't be out on the water, lol..

I decided to spend this stormy morning creating digital art with my old photos :-)




There is no path to peace.
Peace is the path.
~ Gandhi ~









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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Long Hot Day

From my Porch


After the end of a long hot day
At the end of my rope -  with nerves all frayed
I sat on the porch…to rest a spell
As the sun slipped… slowly behind the hill

Calmed…by the lingering…after glow
I watched…the summer night unfold

Crimson streaks…on a sky of blue
Melted…in a thousand…different hues
Got lost…in the dark…without the light
Leaving…just their shadows…in the night

And in fields…of clover…across the way
The crickets…began…their serenade
As fireflies danced…with sheer delight
Glowing…in  love…with this summer night

And there…ahead…at the end of the road
Above the bridge…where the river flows
It rose - like magic - before my eyes
An orange moon… so big…it filled the sky

Author:  Elaine George










































I love that time of day when daylight is just beginning or ending..Dusk or dawn usually finds me out on the patio with my sweet doggies :-)


























   


Friday, August 7, 2015

A tour of my hometown-Houston

I spent the last few hours sorting out and archiving images / documents from thumb drives..

During this process I did plenty of reminiscing...I also did a little playing in photo shop to come up with digital compositions..

Many of these images are five or six years old..They are my shots of Downtown Houston the closest major city to me..My home

Here are 10 facts about Houston, I found them on 10 facts.com


Fact 1
When the Apollo 11 moon lander touched down, Neil Armstrong said, "Houston, Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed," making "Houston" the first word said on the moon.

Fact 2
Houston is larger as a city than the entire state of Maryland.

Fact 3
The total area of Houston is so large, it could contain the cities of New York, Boston, and San Francisco at the same time.

Fact 4
Houston has some strange laws, among them: one cannot sell Limburger cheese on Sundays.

Fact 5
If you love going to restaurants, Houston may be your city. Residents of Houston eat out more times a week than in any other city in America.

Fact 6
A common myth about Houston is that the city was founded by Sam Houston, a statesman and general who won popularity after the Battle of San Jacinto. In fact, founders Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen honored Sam Houston by naming the city after him.

Fact 7
Near the center of Houston, Interstates 45 and 10 intersect. This is almost the exact spot that Houston's founders, the Allen brothers, settled.

Fact 8
The first-ever domed stadium was built in Houston.

Fact 9
The names of Houston's sports teams are all after features of space--the Astros, the Aeros, the Comets--except for their football team, the Texans.

Fact 10
Houston was one of the largest providers of shelter following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, welcoming more than 150,000 New Orleans residents.

© 2015 10-facts-about.com



Whether you are in bed reading or out and about today, I hope you enjoy this tour of Houston as seen thru my lens :-)

I would love to see a photo tour of your hometown or city..

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1400-1600 Smith Street

Notable Architecture in Houston





Jones Plaza Chess Set

















Gerald D Hines Water Wall Park
More info about Gerald Hines Park


Downtown Houston Theatre District














Discovery Green Park


More info about Discovery Green Park






A part of our huge medical center infrastructure....  I viewed and shot this image at sunset, from Houston Zoo Courtyard


Facts and Figures about Texas Medical Center


This stretch of Houston was my Work home for 30 years...I worked as a  Neuro-Trauma ICU nurse at Ben Taub Hospital



Cheeto Bandits fighting it out.. Museum of Fine Arts Parking Garage



Miller Outdoor Theatre

More info about Miller Outdoor Theatre














Heritage Plaza


Famous Buildings in Downtown Houston



Houston Children's Museum


JP Morgan Chase Mural

Esperson Buildings


Bank of America Center




Williams Tower


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Saturday, August 1, 2015