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Listening Vessels | Houston Discovery Green Park

Posted: February 15, 2017 at 12:07 am   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

The Listening Vessels found in downtown Houston’s Discovery Green Park are amazing!  The two concave interiors of these stone sculptures are situated 70 feet apart and face one another.  A person can sit in each one of these sculptures and whisper to one another and be clearly heard. The concave interiors concentrate sound waves which […]

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Bane Park | Fishing & Many Other Amenities to Enjoy!

Posted: February 10, 2017 at 3:05 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Bane Park is one of the Houston, Texas parks located in Harris County Precinct 4.  Any park containing a lake always grabs my attention!  My paternal grandmother lived on a sizable lake in Okauchee, Wisconsin.  My family got to swim there in the summers and ice skate during the winters.  It is a fond memory […]

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Spectacular Monument au Fantôme by Jean Dubuffet

Posted: February 6, 2017 at 10:58 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Monument au Fantôme is the name given to this spectacular eye catching sculpture created by the artist Jean Dubuffet.  In 1983 it was installed at 1100 Louisiana in downtown Houston.  Since 2008 this arresting monumental sculpture has been relocated across from the George R. Brown Convention Center in Discovery Green Park. Countless numbers of people […]

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Wonderful Goforth Park on Horsepen Creek in Cypress, TX

Posted: December 7, 2016 at 7:58 pm   /   Cypress, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor

Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth Park on Horsepen Creek is the official name of this 188 acre park located in Cypress, Texas.  The original name was Horsepen Creek Park. Deputy Darren Goforth  was a ten year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff Department. Sadly, one day while refueling his department vehicle at a nearby Chevron […]

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Pictures of Fabulous Bear Creek Park in Harris Co, TX

Posted: November 20, 2016 at 10:59 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Bear Creek Pioneers Park Commonly just called Bear Creek Park, this huge and marvelous multi use park is actually carved out of a portion of what is called the Addicks Reservoir.  It is federally owned land. Prior to the 1940s when the Army Corps of Engineers constructed the earthen dam creating Addicks Reservoir, areas towards […]

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“True South” Sculpture Exhibition on Heights Boulevard

Posted: November 5, 2016 at 9:19 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

“True South” was the name of the second annual sculpture exhibition in the Houston Heights.  It followed the first exhibit called “True North” which was a monumental success.  “Houston Chronicle named it one of Houston’s most popular public art exhibits.” Heights Boulevard which is a wide esplanade running north to south in the Heights for […]

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Cypress Top Historic Park offers a Step Back in Time

Posted: November 1, 2016 at 5:14 pm   /   Cypress, Historic Buildings, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor

Cypress Top Historic Park This is a small urban park in Cypress consisting of only 2.4 acres.  It is located right off of busy Hempstead Road. The even busier Highway 290 is literally a stone’s throw away.  We have passed this little park many times without realizing its significance. Were it not for the generosity […]

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Bagby Park…a Jewel in the Midtown District of Houston

Posted: October 10, 2016 at 10:08 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Bagby Park The Midtown district of Houston is fortunate to have this small but multi-use jewel of a park within its midst.  Nearby residents are surely happy to to be able to utilize the various amenities offered within Bagby Park. Midtown is located just southwest of downtown Houston. Over the years the complexion of the […]

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Abundant Natural Beauty in Meyer Park of Spring, Texas

Posted: October 3, 2016 at 10:11 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor, Spring

Meyer Park is a gorgeous playground plus scenic park for nature lovers as well as exercise buffs.  It is located in Precinct 4 of Harris County. Consisting of 180 acres, the park is bisected by Cypresswood Drive in Spring, Texas. Many local people probably identify with this park because of its 26 soccer fields.  Soccer […]

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Ever-Changing Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Posted: August 8, 2016 at 1:25 pm   /   Nonprofits & Charities, Parks & Outdoor

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center was originally called the Houston Arboretum and Botanical Garden.  The name change took place in 1981. The new name better describes what this Houston treasure offers visitors on a daily basis. My husband and I have lived in Houston, Texas for most of our lives.  We have often driven […]

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Whimsical Dillidiidae Spotted in Hermann Park!

Posted: July 18, 2016 at 5:19 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Have you spotted these Dillidiidae in Hermann Park?  There is also a Mamadillidiidae.  There is undoubtedly a Papadillidiidae out there somewhere as well.  Only the Mama and her four cute quadruplets can be seen right now in Hermann Park. It is easy to identify the Mamadillidiidae.  She is much taller and bigger than her children. […]

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Donovan Park ~ Kid’s Castle Playground ~ Houston Heights

Posted: July 15, 2016 at 6:25 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Donovan Park is another jewel of a place located in the Houston Heights.  It is a stellar attraction for kids and their parents or guardians. There are many prime real estate locations in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area.  The Houston Heights is definitely one of them! We have enjoyed other scenery along Heights Boulevard such […]

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Houston’s Hermann Park ~ So Many Attractions!

Posted: July 14, 2016 at 10:54 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Hermann Park My introduction to this fabulous city park in Houston, Texas which has a little something for everyone within its boundaries came as a matter of easy proximity. I had just started working at my very first job as an operating room nurse.  My living quarters were in the nurse’s dorm in the middle […]

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Beautiful Lombard Lamp Gift to City of Houston

Posted: June 28, 2016 at 10:54 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

The Lombard Lamp gracing Heights Boulevard in Houston, Texas is a beauty!  We have passed it while in our car many times.  One day we decided to take a closer look.  We learned much by doing so! There is a Lombard Bridge in the City of Hamburg, Germany.  Many such lamps as this one in […]

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Competitive Ice Sculpting & Art in Discovery Green Park

Posted: June 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm   /   Events, Parks & Outdoor

Downtown Houston Park I have already written about Discovery Green Park in several other posts. There is so much to enjoy in this downtown venue and playground that it would be difficult to showcase everything just in one blog post. This particular post will focus solely on impressions and images from a one day sojourn […]

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The House (Heart) Sculpture by Jim Dine

Posted: June 6, 2016 at 4:38 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Tribute to Houston Philanthropist Maconda Brown O’Conner This is one of 3 bronze relief sculptures created by American pop artist Jim Dine in 1983. It was dedicated in the memory of well known Houston philanthropist Maconda Brown O’Connor who was the daughter of George R. Brown of Construction Company Brown & Root fame. Although her […]

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Lauren’s Garden in Market Square Park, Houston, TX

Posted: May 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm   /   Cemeteries & Memorials, Parks & Outdoor

In Memoriam Lauren’s Garden is located in the historic Market Square Park in downtown Houston. Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas was just one of the many people killed on that infamous day of September 11, 2001 when America was under siege by a handful of terrorists. Lauren loved the outdoors and nature. It seems very fitting that […]

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Antique Dolphin Fountain in Houston’s Lamar Park

Posted: May 27, 2016 at 6:12 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Old Neighborhood Houston Pocket Park Lamar Park is a tiny half acre park located in west-central Houston. It is a hop, skip and a jump (less than 3 miles) from downtown Houston.  It is so small that it is called a pocket park. Dolphin fountain is located there at the corner of Hyde Park and […]

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Many Birds Spotted in Mary Jo Peckham Park in Katy, TX

Posted: May 17, 2016 at 4:56 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Parks & Outdoor

A Day in the Park Come along with us on one day’s journey into the Mary Jo Peckham Park in Katy, Texas where several different types of birds happened to be spotted and photographed on one fine sunny and warm day. Katy, Texas is located a few miles to the west of Houston and is […]

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Tranquillity Park in Downtown Houston

Posted: May 15, 2016 at 3:32 am   /   Parks & Outdoor

This two block long city park located in downtown Houston is just one more indication of why Houston has the nickname of Space City.  Tranquillity Park specifically commemorates the unforgettable moon landing back in 1969. Most people are well aware of the part Houston plays in the aerospace industry. I will never forget watching television […]

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