We call this "the hole at the end of the world." We think it feeds the creek, which ends just behind where I was standing and picks up again a bit further. We're not sure, though - it could actually open up on the other side of the earth. We've also wondered if a goose or duck ever miscaculates and falls in.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Jen and I went for dinner at Cosmic Cafe - a yummy vegetarian Indian restaurant and a chilled out funky atmosphere. The weather was really nice. The temperature was somewhere in the 60s - almost a non-temperature except it's been pretty windy the past few days. We'll sit on the porch any time it's nice out.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Michael and I both did a double-take on this sign before we realized that, yes, the letters are backwards! We figure this is to keep big trucks from plowing through the wires that stretch across the parking lot where this is posted. The detail I love (which I didn't notice until viewing this on the computer) is the small heart-shaped object above the letter "G."
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Our buddy Tom, who works for the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, at Friday's watch party on the plaza outside the American Airlines Center. They show the game on big screens and you can pull up a seat wherever you can find one. A lot of fun. The San Antonio Spurs lead this first-round series 2 to 1 over the Mavs.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
This is something I had hoped to be able to see today, but things were too crazy. There's an Earth Day celebration each year in downtown Dallas. When our office was there, a group of us from work would go and wander. We always enjoy this band, called Vocal Trash. They're very high energy and have a great sound, even though their instruments are empty water bottles and trash cans.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
We got together with Jen and Tom for some coffee and recharging at one of our favorite restaurants. I really love the effect of this lighting on the walls, which we noticed are not actually bricks, but some rather good faux finishing made to look like a cinder block wall.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
What a difference a few minutes makes! I was on my way to meet with some other people who are buying shares of a local farmer's harvest when I saw the last rays of sunlight through these tree leaves. By the time I took a couple of shots the light was no longer at the right angle. Buying shares of a farmer's harvest is called a CSA, or community supported agriculture. Farmer Jerry is about 30-40 minutes from Dallas, so we're organizing a group and a distribution place in town so we don't all have to drive out there every weekend.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Several of these rose bushes grow next to our driveway. In the four years we've lived here no one paid much attention to them, so I trimmed them down in the fall. I'm glad to see them blooming again. They were beautiful before when they were tall and leggy, so should look even better now. So far, so good.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
One of the more attractive methods of connecting a residence to the Katy Trail (which is to the right of this shot). Many entrances to the trail are wooden planks or a few stairs made of stone, and some are merely paths worn down by frequent traffic.
The Magnolia, a small neighborhood theater that's frequently the site of film festivals, like this weekend's AFI Dallas international film festival, which makes for entertaining people watching as we wait for a table for dinner across the street. Tom pointed out that the light was at the perfect level to capture this shot.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
When I got home this afternoon there was a lot of activity in the elm tree. I knew these birds weren't finches or sparrows because I could see their bellies, which are a pretty yellow. They're cedar waxwings and are likely flitting around, hanging upside down, nearly falling off branches because they're eating bugs. There were dozens of them. I saw this once in San Antonio and there were hundreds.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Jen and Tom invited us for a dinner of pizza margherita - an invitation I don't think we've ever turned down. Tonight's featured heirloom tomatoes in beautiful shades of red, green and yellow, and a salad with strawberries and goat cheese rolled in black pepper. Good food and conversation with friends is a great way to wrap up the weekend.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Jen and I had dinner at a wine bar called Dali. We were joined by Salvador himself. We asked the staff to bring him out of his corner. Two of them told us (in different conversations) that they get asked all the time why there's a vampire doll behind the bar.