Header Attribution

The header photo is a wall in the Depot Art District in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Carroll Mansion

This is the Carroll Mansion, Leavenworth, KS.

Beautiful carved doors at the entrance.

Detail of delightful doggy doorknob.

Just one example of stained glass.

Astonishingly rich woodwork.

Tea room.

Music room.

...and then the battery in my camera died!

Taken June 2015.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sunshine Skyway Bridge

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which spans Tampa Bay in Florida, USA.

From the south end.

More about this bridge HERE.

Yours truly, holding up a palm tree.

Taken March 2016.

Monday, August 15, 2016


This nifty birdhouse
is nestled in a sprawling oak
that I walk past every day
on my way to work.
I missed it for a long time
because it is somewhat hidden
and camouflaged.
But when I finally spotted it
I could not resist snapping a pic.

Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S4 on 29 July 2016.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Unexpected Face

Spotted this face
looking up at me
from the pavement
as I was walking to my car
in the parking lot of 
California Pizza Kitchen
Del Monte Center.
Looks mildly content to me.

Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S4 on 23 July 2016.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mystery Flower

This lovely bloom
that I have seen for several years
here on the California Central Coast
was also growing in the courtyard
of the apartment complex
we just vacated.

Turns out it is
Dietes iridioides,
commonly known as
African iris
Fortnight Lily.

I still find it amazing:
pure white petals
with a daub of brilliant yellow
the beautiful purple center.

Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S4 on 1 July 2016.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Courtyard Hydrangea

These hydrangea
grow in the courtyard of the
apartment complex
from which
we just moved.
In fact,
I was carrying
boxes out to the car
and decided
to stop on my way back
to snap a few pics
of these striking blooms
with my phone.
The bright pink,
which I think is called
and the lavender,
which may be
are growing on the same
Truly lovely.

This is the courtyard.
The brilliant hydrangea in the first pics
are on a bush that is outside the frame
of this photo.

Taken on 1 July 2016 with my Samsung Galaxy S4.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Red Robin, Riverbank, CA

Had lunch at a Red Robin
one day last week.
We do not have one
in our hometown,
so it was a real treat.

They have some great artwork on display.
Here are just a few examples:

 US flag made of baseballs!

made of license plates.
(Not really sure why 'ALCOHOL'
is featured.)

Light fixture.
Dozens of bottles suspended from the ceiling,
with halogen lights above to illuminate.

US map; backlit.
I'd have to do some research,
but I think each state shape
is made from a metal sign
that advertises beer 
brewed in the corresponding state.

Clever, colorful art
that reuses 'disposable' objects.