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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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Discovery Green Park in Downtown Houston, Texas

Posted: March 17, 2016 at 8:25 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Discovery Green What a perfect name and description for a large set-aside public park in the heart of a huge city filled with tall edifices and lots of concrete…that being Discovery Green. Join us for an introductory tour of our impressions and photos taken one day. Houston, Texas has been blessed by the foresight of […]

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Japanese Tea Garden in Houston, Texas – Serenity in Hermann Park

Posted: March 16, 2016 at 12:49 am   /   Editor's Choice, Parks & Outdoor

This last weekend, my husband accompanied me to the Japanese Tea Garden in Hermann Park. Living in Houston, Texas for many years, amazingly it was his first visit ever to this magnificent garden and he was impressed. I had been there many years ago when the garden was fairly new and the plantings much smaller. […]

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Phenomenal Cullen Sculpture Garden in Houston, Texas

Posted: March 16, 2016 at 12:47 am   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden There is a phenomenal sculpture garden in Houston, Texas. It is located on an acre of land between the Museum of Fine Arts and the Glassell School of Art.  The school of art right now has been razed to the ground and another one will be built.  […]

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