Friday, August 05, 2011

Milam Diner - RIP

The Milam Diner closed last December 30, after being open for 79 years.

Thursday, November 05, 2009


I saw this sign being enveloped by this heart shaped green vegetation and I just had to grab a pic. It always makes me laugh to see these signs because everyone I know says San Antonio drivers don't know how to yield. Even my sister who was born and raised here bitches about people that yield when they shouldn't and those that don't when they should.

For those at Fort Hood:
“That which causes us trials shall yield us triumph: and that which make our hearts ache shall fill us with gladness. We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light.”-Albert Pike

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

La Luna

the moon
The moon was incredible tonight. So big and orangy looking. This was an early shot, before the bigness and the orange stuff happened. I tried to take one later, but the movement of the car did not help me get anything but light streaks. My niece of course was enchanted by it, although she was convinced like most kids her age are that the moon was following us.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Fall is Here

Rake up a Good Book
When I saw this tree on the wall the first thought that went through my mind was cool. I like how they brought this tree to life. Check out some books about Fall.

Monday, November 02, 2009

The Blue Line Stops Here

the blue line stops here
The Blue line of the VIA trolley's now stops in front (Soledad) of the Central Library in downtown San Antonio. Previously it stopped on the right (Navarro). It doesn't much matter to me where it stops since I used to take it when it was on the right, but still this is nice. I take advantage of that line especially during the holidays when I take jaunts to River Center Mall for shopping or to grab pics of the Christmas tree when it goes up.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Theme Day: Door ways

I decided to emulate Paris Daily Photo and kill two birds with one stone. The theme for this month is door ways and today is also Dia de los Muertos. I thought this photo covered both of those nicely. This is a shot from San Fernando Cemetery on Castroville.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Undead Scrub

undead scrub
I didn't get to take much pictures of the trick or treaters coming to the house this year because we were mobbed beginning at 5:30 and all the way through 8:30 p.m. I got a few pics and this was one of them. It was a pretty good costume. In the background you can see Dexter, the serial killer that only kills bad guys. Watch the series or read the books.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Trick or Treat One Day Early

waiting for the trickers
Saw this line up of people and finally realized that they were Baptist employees waiting with treats for the kids from the neighboring day care center to be brought out to trick or treat. I know most hospitals do the same thing for the children in the hospital at Halloween time too.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Light of the World

god is the light of the world
Baptist Hospital in downtown San Antonio does this pumpkin carving contest every year (or for the past couple that I have noticed) This year the money made would go to the Employee Crisis Fund. People can pay to vote for the winner. 1 vote is 25 cents or five votes for a dollar. I usually try to vote but I didn't get a chance to this year--I did get a chance to get a shot of all or most of the pumpkins in the contest this year though. I liked the simplicity of this one.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween 80s Style

Gizmo pumpkin
This time of year people bring out their knives and other carving tools and go all medieval on some pumpkins. Props to those who can name this pumpkin. The younger crowd will have no idea, or think they do, but will be wrong.