Have you ever wondered what Fat Tuesday is all about? I wasn't raised in a family or religion that observed the season of Lent; I didn't really know what it was until I joined a denomination that does observe the season. Likewise, I was unfamiliar with Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras. Since we are… Continue reading Fun facts about Fat Tuesday
Liberty Bell - incredible detail! The crack fascinated me as it always has in pictures! Supreme Court - replica is almost 10 feet long. It took 3 Lego Masters 450 hours to assemble. And, yes, that's the grandson in the picture! He's still into Legos a little and prefers the large pieces that have gadzillion… Continue reading A few more Legos
The U.S. Capitol replicated in.....Legos! It's part of the Lego Americana Roadshow that's touring the U.S. along with other landmarks. The Capitol was built in 1,700 hours by 8 master builders! It measures 25 feet 7 inches long and is about 10 feet tall and it's amazing!
The Southern Traction Company provided interurban transportation between Corsicana and Dallas from 1912 to 1941. Its sister company, the Texas Traction Company, provided service between Dallas, Denton, and Waco; in 1917 they would merge to form the Texas Electric Railway. The interurban trains would stop to pick up passengers when flagged down and offered affordable… Continue reading Southern Traction Company
Downtown Pocket Park sits quietly between 2 buildings in historic downtown Corsicana. I noticed this space from across the street, but didn't realize what it was until I was closer. It wasn't just an empty space between 2 buildings, it was a little park! Corsicana's Art in Public Places committee selected this space to be… Continue reading Between 2 buildings
Signs from the past in the Gruene General Store, Gruene Texas (Gruene is pronounced like the color green).
Somethings just never change, thankfully. The simple pleasures that delighted our grandparents and those even before them still delight us today. On a recent visit to the Texas State Capitol I discovered that one of the plaques on the grounds shared that a small lake had once existed in that spot. "In December 1906, the… Continue reading Picnic in the park
Shadows on the stairs at the McNay Art Museum intrigued me as much as any of the art. I would love to have sat down on the top stair and watched the light move through the lattice!
The capabilities of the human mind never cease to amaze me. And, sometimes my own mind and its ability to remember things from long ago surprises me. On my recent trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science we stopped for a few minutes to watch the Foucault pendulum. The pendulum swung back and forth, moving evenly around the… Continue reading Foucault Pendulum, Somewhere In My Memory
I saw this on the website for the Houston Museum of Natural Science and was fascinated. Maybe I'm easily entertained, but when we got to the museum I could not stop watching it! from HMNS website Chronophage clock, Untitled (2015) John C. Taylor (1936–), Isle of Man Titanium, stainless steel, aluminum, gold, glass, enamel [from Gk.… Continue reading Chronophage