Orange Show Foundation This wild and imaginative folk art creation exists on a vacant lot on the East End of Houston. A Houston postman by the name of Jeff McKissack worked on this project from 1956 to 1980. It only stopped at that time due to his death. Mr. McKissack loved oranges thus the homage […]
This fantastic botanical garden opened to the public in 1974. My husband and I visited there along with both of our mothers about three decades ago. The changes in the landscape from the time of our first visit to our recent one is dramatic!
Nature Sanctuary in the heart of the city! The Houston Audubon Society has its headquarters building there. My husband and I had been driving past this spot for many years on busy Memorial Drive in Houston. All one can see from the street is a dense forested area. Curiosity finally got the best of us […]
Homeless Animals There is a brand new animal shelter building called Citizens for Animal Protection on the west side of Houston. It is located at 17555 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094. Animals who are housed there get special treatment. Their telephone number is 281-497-0591. Citizens for Animal Protection abbreviated as CAP has been in existence […]
We have a large live oak tree that has been growing as if it is on steroids. We employed a tree trimming service to give it a severe “haircut” this year. It resulted in making an unexpected visit to our local wildlife rehab center with some baby squirrels that were displaced. Our Houston wildlife rehab place is fantastic!