I went to Anna a few days ago specifically to shoot this sign. I thought it might have been an old Dairy Queen sign that had been repainted, but my little brother, the expert, thinks it’s a one-of-a-kind. I didn’t know if it was still an operating business (it is); I just kept thinking, […]
A much better result utilizing my cardboard contraption. I reallly like the vignette created by the dirt on the lens, and that old 1960s era sign just borders on the surreal. At least my brain thinks so.
Here are some photos of the “contraption.” It’s just a piece of cardboard that I’ve scored so […]
Lately when the weather’s nice on my day off I’ve taken to exploring Collin County again. I know it’s a frivolous waste of gas, but it’s cheaper than going to the movies or eating out. It’s one of my luxuries in life. This was one of the signs at an old ranch outside Melissa, about […]
One of the few teardowns I’ve been in favor of was this old dump located between two stately multi-story Victorian homes. Despite a somewhat sloppy attempt to revive the place last year, it couldn’t creep past its status of “eyesore”. It was finally razed last week.
I got to thinking about the personal “dumps” in […]
There are a lot of nice front porches in my neighborhood decked out with red, white, and blue bunting. The colors usually blossom in the spring and last until the leaves fall in autumn. It doesn’t feel like the “patriotism” that gets tossed around the political pulpits over the wearing of a flag lapel pin. […]
Seems like I can’t take a walk around this neighborhood without finding some new piece of architecture to fascinate me. This is a detail from a beatup screen door (now screenless, I believe). It’s the only one I’ve seen around here with this design. And of course I like the little turnbuckle that’s holding it […]
When did Mother’s Day become a time to immerse your mom in material burdens like jewelry, new cars, or Manolo pumps?
Someone just turned me on to this beautiful short film. You don’t have to be a mom for it to rend your heart.
Please watch Mother’s Day for Peace.
More about the women who participated in the […]
I don’t think I’ve ever posted a photo of my old house. But here it is. I must have been crazy to buy it. It’s an odd little house that’s been in disrepair for many years. The left side is part of the original porch built about 1890. The middle is a newer enclosed porch […]
This is the front door of a bed-and-breakfast, still in halloween regalia, lace-mistakethat’s up for sale about six blocks from our house. I love the front door of this house, probably because the back door to my house has some of the very same detailing that dates it to about 1890. The details include the […]
This week I went to Anna, another small town north of McKinney that’s becoming another suburb. It’s sad that the prairie is being turned into subdivisions, but at least I can document a few of the “rustic” things before they’re gone. I was looking for a cemetery that I never found and spotted the corner […]