Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mega Flower

We have three of these flowers, slightly different varieties, in pots on the deck.  They produce gorgeous flowers about 10 inches across.  I've seen bigger, but not often.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Perot Museum

Well he never got to build a Perot Presidential Library and Museum, but Ross was a major contributor to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, enough so to get his name on it.  We visited with my son's family while we were there to see the newest grandchild.

Even though the structure is basically a seven or eight floor cube stuck in downtown Dallas, the outside of the building has some interesting architecture.

The lobby has these neat representations of water molecules that move up and down depending on the motion of the people beneath them, as detected by small video cameras spread around.

There's a great place for the kids to play and learn, but it was pretty crowded in there the day we went.

And of course, being in Texas, there are plenty of dinosaur bones.

We didn't even get to several of the floors, since the El Fenix Mexican Restaurant across the street was just sitting there with their great food (fish tacos for me.)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

2 Things Challenge: Twist/Wrist

The challenge this week  at 2 Things is Twist/Wrist.
With a twist of the wrist, the fisherman ties on a new fly.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

2 Things Challenge: Deck/Old

The challenge this week at 2 Things is Deck/Old.

"My deck is so old!"
"How old is it?"
"It's so old, pre-historic organisms are growing all over it."