Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Sarah's photo of the bench at the Alamo made me think of this spot as another place we can go to cool off from the SA heat. This is located right outside a wonderful ice cream shop that has recently moved to a newly renovated space up the street from my sister's apartment. The shop is called Justin's and they were recently kicked out of their leased space on the Riverwalk so that some chain restaurant can move in. Well, the Riverwalk's lose is our gain because now my sister and I can go to Justin's anytime (just a few blocks walk) and it's only 6 minutes from where we work.
See more photos of Justin's here.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Across the street from the library is the Southwest School of Art and Craft in an old Ursuline Academy building complex right on the river. We lovingly call it just The Craft Center, and it is often a nice escape just north of downtown. And behind the sign, the crape myrtles are blooming.
Monday, May 29, 2006
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Friday, May 26, 2006
On a jaunt over to the Rivercenter Mall, I looked at one of the Dillards display windows with new Daily Photo eyes. I have always liked the elaborate frames (not sure what you call them) around each little window. Very ornate, no? I don't even recall what was in the window, perfumes I believe.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Yesterday Sarah and I went to a meditation class at the San Antonio Museum of Art, which is about a mile or so from the Central Library. We were treated to another Chihuly work, this time installed in a low ceiling area where we had to walk through to get to our class. It was lovely! There were so many beautiful, colorful pieces to photograph. Sarah and I decided on this photo for all its color.
See more photos of the installation here.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Every morning, I drive past this spot on the San Antonio Riverwalk on the way to work. This morning I decided to stop b/c I saw a crane and some ducks swimming around. People usually think of the Riverwalk as the bustling restaurant scene you see on brochures but there are many beautiful areas like this where a stroll can be peaceful and quiet. There were several walkers and runners this morning.
Monday, May 22, 2006
Photo taken at the BBQ place right next to the building in the previous post. Texans take their BBQ pretty seriously, and it smelled delicious as I walked up. I think they do most of their smoking at the back where it says 'Hot Spot'. Never eaten there, but love their motto.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Taken on my drive into work in the morning on N. St. Mary's St. This is the side of a store that used to sell day old bread from bakeries at discounted prices, but it seemed abandoned to me. This is in a very transitional neighborhood and hope this doesn't get covered up with graffiti.
Saturday, May 20, 2006
View of the Central Library, nicknamed the Red Enchilada due to its color taken from Soledad Street.
I posted a photo of the pillars taken from the balcony at the library back in early May. You can see the same purple pillars at the top left of this photo. It was also 100 degrees outside, can you tell?
Friday, May 19, 2006
This is one side of a bridge that is located along the San Antonio River, behind the Central Library and next to the Southwest Craft Center. There's a pedestrian walkway next to the vehicle lanes and since this area has been recently landscaped along the river down below, it makes a great getaway during lunchtime or break.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
My husband keeps bees as a hobby now (professionally earlier in life) so everytime I see bee activity, I'm checking it out! It was very sunny and bright yesterday so I couldn't see how my picture looked until I loaded it on my computer. I was thrilled to see I managed to capture three of the bees in action. If you look closely, you will see the pollen they are carrying on their legs!
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Monday, May 15, 2006
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Not very far from the city limits, San Antonio is like most big American cities. There is a mix of rural land, and encroaching suburban developments...big houses and strip malls. I love seeing the the timeless landscapes still surviving amid all the construction.
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Friday, May 12, 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
I heard a story on the news that the artist was intrigued by the logos of companies that were no longer in business. So he decided to paint some of his favorites on this vacant building. This is on San Pedro Ave. near downtown SA. It's two blocks away from our library.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Monday, May 08, 2006
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Saturday, May 06, 2006
My garden gnome keeps watch over cucumbers and cantelope. Due to the unusual heat, south Texas has a very long growing season. I have tomatoes coming in already and last year we were still picking tomatoes in late November. A frost is rare, and happens about once or twice a year. We've had some good rains, been spared hail and the garden is thriving.
Friday, May 05, 2006
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Technically, this is from yesterday but I didn't have a chance to post it since I didn't get home before midnight. At the end of the workday, the SA area got hit unexpectedly by a crazy storm bringing tons of rain, lightening, hail and wind. All very exciting, but only if you weren't driving around at the time. This was taken when my husband and I got to the AT&T Center for a game. It was beautiful.