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Gus and Lyndall Wortham Park at Texas Medical Center

Posted: May 3, 2016 at 1:18 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

This fabulous Wortham Park with water features and shaded areas just a hop skip and a jump across from the Texas Medical Center did not exist when I lived and worked there.  That was many years ago. Here is a little history going back to those days. The notable Shamrock Hotel used to be in […]

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Impressive Houston Police Officer’s Memorial

Posted: April 26, 2016 at 10:49 pm   /   Cemeteries & Memorials, Parks & Outdoor

My husband and I have been driving past this Houston Police Officer’s Memorial for many years.  For some of those years we did not even realize the significance of what it was. One day we decided to stop and take a closer look at it. This first photo pretty much shows what one would see […]

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Kleb Woods Nature Preserve is Amazing!

Posted: April 20, 2016 at 10:45 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor, Tomball

This natural preserve in Tomball is a nature lover’s delight!  Walking through the dense thick wooded areas along with areas of wetlands one feels far removed from living in a city or even the nearby towns. Until recently my husband and I had never even heard of it and we have lived in Houston for […]

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Spotts Park ~ One of Few Hills in Houston Located There

Posted: April 20, 2016 at 1:33 am   /   Parks & Outdoor

The slightly over 16 acre Spotts Park was originally called Vick’s Park back in the early 1900s. During those early days of the twentieth century some forward thinking people saw the need to create park spaces along Buffalo Bayou. In 1906 the Vick’s Park was purchased along with other nearby properties. 1980 was the date […]

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Fantastic Arthur Storey Park in Houston

Posted: April 17, 2016 at 6:37 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

My husband and I visited Arthur Storey Park for the first time last week.  It is a jewel in the heart of the city! As most people familiar with Houston know, our area is very flat.  When we get torrential rains it can become a problem.  Our streets and sewers can only take so much […]

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Three Quarter Time Sculpture in Memorial Park

Posted: April 16, 2016 at 1:29 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Houston’s Memorial Park is the site of a monumental red painted steel sculpture.  It is located on an esplanade. If heading west on Memorial Drive look to the left to see the sculpture when you spot the overhead signs directing one to the West Loop & Woodway or staying on Memorial Drive. My husband and […]

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Eye Catching Gus S. Wortham Memorial Fountain

Posted: April 15, 2016 at 11:41 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

An amazing eye catching fountain is situated in Buffalo Bayou Park. This Houston park consists of 160 acres and has been developed into many different areas for people to enjoy.  It is located just west of downtown and offers spectacular city skyline views. Gus S. Wortham Memorial Fountain is right across from the Wortham Tower […]

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Smither Park is a Unique & Fun Folk Art Green Space

Posted: April 12, 2016 at 11:55 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Tourist Attractions

The Orange Show Foundation sponsors the Smither Park and once you see the Orange Show, you will understand why both are obviously related. Just like the Beer Can House which is another site in Houston now operated by the Orange Show Foundation, folk art is front and center! Smither Park was named in honor of […]

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Amazing Baldwin Park with 100 Year Old Oak Trees

Posted: April 10, 2016 at 11:18 pm   /   Murals, Parks & Outdoor

One of the earliest parks in Houston dating back to the turn of the last century is named Elizabeth Baldwin Park. One day while surfing the net I discovered the existence of one of the oldest fountains in Houston.  That was what first made my husband and me wish to explore that park location. The […]

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Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens in Humble, TX

Posted: April 7, 2016 at 5:48 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Humble, Nonprofits & Charities, Parks & Outdoor

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 landscape from the time of our first visit to our recent one is dramatic! While much of the back part of the botanical gardens was simply […]

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Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary Photos & Information

Posted: April 4, 2016 at 4:43 am   /   Nonprofits & Charities, Parks & Outdoor

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 […]

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Photos of Steel Sculpture titled “Houston” by Mac Whitney

Posted: March 30, 2016 at 10:23 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

My hubby and I have noticed this imposing red sculpture for years as we have driven from downtown Houston to the western suburbs where we live. Until recently we have only seen glimpses of it from Interstate 10. Yesterday as we were leaving the downtown area we decided that we would take a detour off […]

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Bob & Vivian Smith Fountain in Downtown Houston

Posted: March 30, 2016 at 5:04 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Driving or walking through downtown Houston, Texas there is a large fountain with three tiers. It is near the old Enron Building. Do you remember the Enron fiasco?  Thousands of people lost much of their life savings and many lost their jobs. But I digress! This beautiful fountain is located off of one of the […]

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Photos of Fleming Park in Houston, Texas

Posted: March 30, 2016 at 2:44 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

One warm and sunny day last June my husband and I decided to take a closer look at one of Houston’s neighborhood parks.  We had been passing by it in our car for years. The large established oak trees with their magnificent outstretched branches are common in this particular locale.  They were obviously lovingly planted […]

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Spectacular Henry Moore Sculpture in Houston Park

Posted: March 29, 2016 at 10:56 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Houston, Texas Showstopper! This voluptuous bronze sculpture by Henry Moore has quite an impressive setting! Originally installed in Hyde Park of London, it was moved to Eleanor Tinsley Park in 1979. On a great expanse of open lawn space within Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston, Texas, this showstopper piece of public art can be viewed […]

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Landmark Williams Water Wall in Galleria Area

Posted: March 29, 2016 at 9:21 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor, Tourist Attractions

The Williams Water Wall is located in the Houston Galleria and Uptown Park part of our city.  It is situated opposite the tall and impressive 64 story office building called the Williams Tower. Many of us long time Houstonians still call it the Transco Tower.  It had that name for a long time as Transco […]

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Jamail Skatepark Stunning Texas Sized in Houston

Posted: March 28, 2016 at 6:42 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor, Tourist Attractions

Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark Part of the Houston Parks and Recreation Department this amazing facility is called the Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark. It was named after well known and successful billionaire attorney Joe Jamail and his wife because of their generosity in donating funds towards its creation. The Jamails have been generous in […]

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George H.W. Bush Monument in Sesquicentennial Park

Posted: March 25, 2016 at 3:47 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Downtown Houston It was bright and sunny with endless blue skies overhead and the weather in Houston, Texas was one of those days in which it just had to be savored and enjoyed. It was only to reach a high in the lower 70 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity was low which is a rarity […]

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American Statesmanship Park by Sculptor David Adickes

Posted: March 23, 2016 at 7:32 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

American Statesmanship Park is a Nod to Notables Why do I call these sculptures in the American Statesmanship Park created by David Adickes nods to notables? Stay tuned to read more! David Adickes is a well known sculptor known for creating giant sized figures. These notable figures include the following: Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, […]

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Bell Park, Charming Urban Oasis in Houston, Texas

Posted: March 23, 2016 at 5:10 am   /   Parks & Outdoor

Bell Park This small, inviting and pleasantly decorated city park located at 4800 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77006 is a gem! Many people zip right past it and hardly notice it because the much larger Hermann Park is just south of this 1.15 acre Bell Park located in the Museum District. It is a charming […]

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