Friday, June 30, 2006

Serenity


A quiet place for reflection. This is at the craft center behind the library where we work. I love it here.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Red and Blue



A twist of red against a blue blue Texas sky.

Shorty took a photo of the entire Torch of Friendship last month.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Where the sidewalk ends or begins...

Even though this is where the sidewalk ended for me, it's technically where the Riverwalk begins. Confused yet??

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Cubby o'cans




Interior of the winning Canstruction design. A typical office cubicle make entirely out of cans, including a mostly salmon and anchovy chair. Looks like more fun than my cubby!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Pirates of the Can o'beans



A ship made out of cans of beans, and waves of tuna, standing at least 8 feet tall. On display at the Library as part of Canstruction, an organization that promotes the end of hunger through creative means. Design teams compete for the best creation, and in the end the cans go to local food banks.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Full Frontal Crape Myrtle



A week ago, I posted a close up photo of the hot pink crape myrtle tree in our front yard. For Kala, here is the full view.

Friday, June 23, 2006

They're not real!

This is also on the Riverwalk. When I saw these "trees" I was in awe, but then Thien and Sarah informed me they were not real (I still tested them out myself to make sure, they were right.) Kind of a let down, but still very cool.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Four Things



The riverwalk, sunshine, an ugly bridge and a beautiful mosaic.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Enter at your own risk!

While strolling along the Riverwalk near the library we came upon this entry way (or exit depending on if your coming or going). I really liked the design, it reminded me of something you would see in a castle. I'm not sure where these stairs go, so we can all just use our imaginations and make up our own opinions about where they lead to. Possible time warp??

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

I want the corner office


I was walking out of the doctor's office, looked around and saw this building. I can't remember the name of it but it's an office building now and also part of river boat tours. It's really weird to look at it from this angle (same angle as on the boat) b/c it looks like just a building front. I should have gone in to see what the inside was like .

Monday, June 19, 2006

Cute Little Guy



See how well he blends in? There are more lizards, bugs, mosquitoes, worms, roaches, spiders and other creepy crawlies in south Texas than anywhere I've lived before! Most aren't as cute as this little guy and can often startle you!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Crape Myrtle



We had a discussion of Crape Myrtle trees on Wednesday. The hot pink ones are my favorites, this was taken in my front yard this morning after a thunderstorm rolled through. Having such vivid color during the hot/dry months is so refreshing.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Frozen Drinks



Taken on the library staff balcony. What do you do for fun at work?

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Under the Bridge



A little while ago Thien posted a photo of the bridge by the library. Here is a shot of the same bridge from the riverwalk level. I took this early in the morning when the riverwalk was nice and cool.

Hot and cool is a big deal in south Texas in the summer when most days it tops out at 100 F (37 C). I believe it was already 82 F (28 C) when I took this photo at 7:00 am!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Smudgy Moon



Fuzzy moon taken through my neighbor's Crape Myrtle trees.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Monday, June 12, 2006

Smart


Saw this truckload of Smart Cars on the way home, east side of SA. Shorty saw the same truckload on the west side of town. They were so cute and with the gas prices as they are, I thought maybe I should look into these.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Dinner and a Concert



Friday night we managed to escape a bit and took in the John Prine concert after a great meal at El Mirador, one of my favorite restaurants. The concert was at the Majestic Theatre, which hosts all sorts of concerts, plays, ballets, musicals and so on. I love it. I tried to take a picture inside but I just could not get a great shot with the lighting situation. The show was fantastic and we had a fabulous time.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Library Series



I love the colors of the library building. These stairs lead up from the staff 4th floor balcony to the fifth floor.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Shiny



Things to do in San Antonio:

1. Fiesta
2. Siesta
3. Repeat

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Line 'em up!



This was just very funny to me. I went to Target and the sight of these "parked" carts made me chuckle. It was 3 moms doing their shopping with kids. I guess it was this lady's turn to watch the carts of children. I didn't want to get closer for fear they might think I was stalking children or something.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Storm Drain



Beautiful mosiac surrounding a storm drain with some trash peeking out. Trash and beauty? I still find it beautiful.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Mission Concepcion



One of our many lovely missions here in San Antonio.

History of the Mission.

More photos of the Mission in black and white as well as color.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Would you eat here?



I think they serve BBQ, but am not quite tempted to try it out. Love the sign though!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Funnel Cakes



Its almost the season here for county fairs, state fairs and such. You can always find Funnel cakes (sweet fried dough covered in powered sugar) at such events, but I am wondering if they are strictly an American treat? Do you have Funnel Cakes where you live?

Friday, June 02, 2006

Public Art


Here's some public art. This is fairly new, just put up in the last year or two. When I first saw it I didn't know what it was supposed to be, but I think someone told me they are supposed to be checks—which I suppose makes sense because the company in that building is the American Payroll Association.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Air Life


Here's a pic of the Air Life helicopter on it's helipad. It's right next to the library so you can always hear it coming in. I tell you if you are in serious trouble you want one of these babies to pick you up and take you to a hospital real quick—but boy...will you pay for it.

/me waves hello to our newest contributor, Hi SoƱ-C.

Parking Garage



Wow. Parking garage sign at the library parking lot. This is a really depressing photo! Not because of the fees (which I know are very low compared to many major cities), but because it looks so sad. The fees don't line up with the times, and it looks pretty old and neglected. Of course we have all driven by it everyday and not really noticed until now!