“Genesis” is a beautiful mural at the Dallas Museum of Art. The last time I studied it, I decided to focus on specific elements, especially the tiles. I’d never noticed before that there were gold tiles mixed in. No wonder I am amazed by the beauty of the mural!

Close-up of the red and gold tiles



A New Chihuly Find!

I attended a conference in downtown Fort Worth. In the hotel that the conference was held in, I found this chandelier.

I have no idea if it’s really a Chihuly (I didn’t ask) but it reminds me of the Dallas Arboretum’s Chihuly display from a few years ago.

To find authenticated Chihuly glass, click on my “Chihuly at the Dallas Arboretum” category on the sidebar. It’s truly some beautiful work!

Chihuly Chandelier?

Chihuly Light?


Oswald’s Grave

No cemetery wanted the responsibility of his grave. You really have to know where to look nowadays.

My first boyfriend in college, wanting to show off, led me to Oswald’s grave. Everyone goes to see where JFK was shot but Oswald’s grave’s location is a bit of a secret. Every so often, his grave makes the news when a group (usually of teenagers) seek to vandalize his final resting place.

Occasionally I go to visit his grave. I’m not obsessed but he was laid to rest in a lovely, well-maintained cemetery and I like having an excuse to visit this peaceful place. A lovely tree casts a shadow on his grave during parts of the day. Cars pass by.


Oswald’s GraveHe

An Uncommon Crab

He was spotted outside SeaLife at Grapevine Mills Mall. He was fenced in. He was covered in Coke can tin. And he is beautiful.

A crab sculpture found outside of SeaLife at Grapevine Mills Mall.

The Crab is Reaching Out to You!


PhotoChallenge: Solitude

I have a walking partner. We’ve walked together for five years and I’ve grown comfortable with him. However, this year, like last year, our Spring Breaks don’t coincide and I have to walk alone.

It’s been raining since Monday so, unlike last year, I’m confined to indoor walking. I have exercise tapes but spending so much time indoors is making me stir crazy so I walk at a local mall… alone.

I listen to podcasts mostly as I pace in circles. My favorite podcasts (found on iTunes) are the Naked Scientists, Stuff You Missed in History Class, and Catholic Stuff You Should Know.

Each circuit is 1.3 miles (if you walk in all the nooks and crannies).Mallwalking hours are from 8-10AM. The lights are dimmed. Music plays (alternative rock today.) Stores are closed. Their gates are closed and their displays hidden.

The hallway to the entrance/exit to the parking lot where my car is.

Turning Home

PhotoChallenge: Water

Contrary to popular belief, Texas has many natural lakes. The problem is that many of the lakes are so small (alright, dinky) or temporary that few would consider them real lakes.

What we haven’t had lately is rain. That problem has been corrected with the beginning of the spring rains and storms. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has officially received over 5 inches of rain in the past two days. Water is everywhere…even if only for a little while.

It's raining!

PhotoChallenge: Street

We haven’t had much rain this year. I couldn’t resist this pic of the street with the Bradford pear losing its flowers and putting on its new leaves.

Grapevine Mills Mall Southwest Entrance

PhotoChallenge: Home

Texas celebrates 180 years of independence this year. This week marks the spreading of the word.

I was born, raised, and schooled in Texas. Texas is my home.

A Texas-shaped waffle from the Buttermilk Cafe


Texas Wildflower


Indian Paintbrush

One True Sentence

I didn’t think I was that sick.