Friday, April 25, 2008

On My Way Home

On my drives home after work, I just recently noticed that the light is usually red at this intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Highway 114 in Irving. So for posterity's sake, I decided to take a shot of what I usually see at this intersection. For "rush hour," traffic was moving pretty smoothly this afternoon, as you can see.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Square with Two Circles

This is not just another water fountain photo - the water fountains just provide a backdrop for this modern sculpure piece that can be found in the gardens of the Nasher Sculpture Center. This work of at was created in 1963 by British artist Barbara Hepworth.
Here's the museum's elaboration on the piece:
When Patsy and Raymond Nasher purchased this work in 1968, it was one of their earliest acquisitions in the realm of modern sculpture. Influenced by the timeless power of Neolithic stone monuments, Hepworth adopted the form of an upright slab. The distinctive hollowed out circles, a device the artist had used in her work as early as the 1930s, open up the solid mass and allow a continuous flow of space through and around the monolith. With the round apertures framing the surrounding landscape and the richly varied green patina of the bronze, the overall effect of the sculpture is one of natural forms and forces.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


Spring is in full swing and it’s a great time to discover arts and culture in the metroplex. Plan a trip to the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and meet Eve. Eve is a classic from the French sculptor, August Rodin. According to the exhibit’s label, “Eve provides an outstanding example of the personal, expressive nature of Rodin's modeling…” To learn more about her, visit the museum site here.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Lake View

How would you like to wake up to this view every morning? You Colleyville. In short, the city of Colleyville is all these: "Once a rural farming community, Colleyville has become a perennial favorite on the “best of…” lists in Dallas and Fort Worth, across Texas, and around the nation. Money magazine named the city to its list of “Best 100 Places to Live in America,” awarding it the highest ranking in Texas. Colleyville’s small town ambiance and big city amenities continue to earn it a place on the “best” lists of popular publications, including Newsweek and D Magazine..."

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Terrible Two's

Actually, they're not so terrible at all. They are actually quite adorable. Proof in point - my good friend's 2-year old celebrating her birthday at The Little Gym in Southlake and having a swell of a time!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My Favorite Things - III

Definitely another one of my favorite things...this new farmer's market has come to town and this has made shopping for organics and other natural foods so much more convenient and reasonable too! Give it a try and check out their weekly specials here.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Just one of many in our metroplex neighborhoods...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

My Favorite Things - II

Cheesecake, anyone? Need I say more...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My Favorite Things - I

One of my all-time favorite stores and it's a few miles from my neighbothood. Do you have one in yours?

Monday, April 7, 2008

Lake Carolyn

The folks who work at Williams Square sure are lucky. They get this view everyday – a view of Lake Carolyn, a 125-acre man-made lake in Las Colinas in Irving. Folks can go fishing on this lake and even ride on gondolas around the lake canals. Will have to take pics of those gondolas someday…To learn more about the beginnings of Lake Carolyn, click here.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


I'm back in town and of course had to do the requisite shopping for household essentials this weekend. Went to the Super Target store in Colleyville. Have you ever been in any other store that had 32 check-out registers?!