Category Archives: Roadside Attractions

Lost

There are a lot of definitions of what it is to be human.  The one that occurs to me at the moment is that of the creature that goes to a lot of trouble to make and collect stuff, but … Continue reading

Posted in Being Human, Enlightenment, Hope, Roadside Attractions, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Lost

Mother’s Day

I found this turtle while walking the dog.  The dog saw it first, and I thought at first that it had been hit by a car, since it was only a few inches from the asphalt we were walking on, … Continue reading

Posted in Being Human, Birds and Beasts, Enlightenment, Faith, Hope, Roadside Attractions | Tagged , | Comments Off on Mother’s Day

War of the Butterflies

My timing for this trip couldn’t be worse. The road ahead is slated for widening, but it hasn’t happened yet, and now I am caught in midday traffic, one more lemming in the horde. Being stuck here on an August … Continue reading

Posted in Being Human, Birds and Beasts, Enlightenment, Roadside Attractions, Things Historical, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Treasure Hunt

The Littlest Angel was a book I loved when I was pretty small. For anyone too young to remember it (I don’t know if it’s even still in print), the story is a parable on the critical value of small … Continue reading

Posted in Birds and Beasts, Botanical Issues, Enlightenment, Resources, Roadside Attractions, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Treasure Hunt

Things That Go BANG! in the Night

Normally, by the first week of July, everything in North Texas that unfolded leaf and petal in the spring is looking spent and thirsty. But not so in this year of seeming monsoon; under the influence of a lot of … Continue reading

Posted in Roadside Attractions, Things Ancestral, Things Historical | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Floral Archaeology

Abandoned house sites speak to my inner archaeologist. This might have started when I was around five, and amazed my mother by sitting wide-eyed and fascinated through The Ten Commandments, then in its first run. It’s certainly the case that … Continue reading

Posted in Botanical Issues, Roadside Attractions, Things Ancestral, Things Historical | Tagged , | Comments Off on Floral Archaeology

Los Descansos

I began to notice and record these informal roadside memorials a lot of years ago—back in the days when I was armed with the already old, all metal 35mm Yashica that has since been replaced with a pocket-sized digital Samsung. … Continue reading

Posted in Roadside Attractions, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Comments Off on Los Descansos