Mum and Dad in Texas

It was a pleasure to host my parents for the last two weeks and show them what Texas has to offer. The visit could be classed as somewhat of a whirlwind tour with only one real “rest” day, but they seemed to hold up without too much fussin’ ;) Things we did: San Antonio + accidental Viva Fiesta Gruene (and hill country)...

Photo: Second Coming

An image from recent nightwalks around Montrose, Houston. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I’m used to seeing the area by day, but the neighbourhood at dusk can really bring out some beautiful tones of light. Expect more of these. Tap to see bigger.

Photo: Royal Bakery

I’m attempting to post single photos more often instead of waiting until I get a a collection done as a ‘gallery’. Hopefully it’s something I can stick to long term. This is the first of this new endeavour, a shot of the Royal Bakery building in Montrose, Houston. Click/tap to see it bigger.

Blisswood, TX

Late last year Kelly and I visited Blisswood Ranch to get away for the weekend. The plan was to drive about an hour away from home, unload a few things form the car, then do nothing for three days. Which is exactly what happened. So, naturally, I took a few pics. === In other news, I’ve recently caught up on a backlog of photos....

Canyon Lake / Austin / Washington DC

21 photos from Canyon Lake, Texas Canyon Lake is where we and a bunch of friends spent Memorial Weekend. Weather didn’t permit tubing on an icy cold river which was at a low level, so we simply ate BBQ, drank beer, talked nonsense, and laughed a lot. Coulda been worse. Bonus: random photo of a rainbow over Houston from my office...

Cowboy disco

Late last month Kelly and I, and a small bunch of our mates, braved the opening night of the Houston Rodeo. Actually, this is a little misleading, we attended the ground of the rodeo, but being the first night, none of the things you may associate with a rodeo were happening. Instead of watching cowboys being violently flung from the...

Terry the owl

While I was downstairs at my computer this morning I received a photo message from my wife (who was upstairs). It was a photo of a Northern Cardinal bird hanging out in the neighbour’s tree. Kelly was excited because I had excitedly relayed sightings of this bird to her on several occasions, and this was the first time she’d...

Texas housewarming

After two months of moving into our house in Houston, it was about time we sprang a housewarming on the friends we’ve made here. It’s a busy time of the year for everyone, but we definitely wanted to sneak it in before the year ended — who’d want to warm a house after six months? We had a great turnout with pretty much...