Sunday, February 22, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
There are not too many signs like this in Michigan. I find myself constantly surprised at the differences between Texas and my home state. To me, the 1,300 miles or so between the states doesn't seem like much, distance-wise. It's the differences in everything else like weather, culture and food, that surprises me.
An oddity about this photo is that the tilde is over the 'i' in 'pinata' on the sign. However, when I look it up, the tilde is over the 'n'. I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be over the 'n'.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I've been shooting mostly film so when it's processed, I'll have some of those up. These photos are from the Bayou Wildlife Park in Alvin, TX (just south of Houston). After visiting here, it'll be difficult to go to a zoo since this was so fun. Once you pay admission and for a bucket of food, you drive up the road further to the parking lot. However, in the meantime animals welcome themselves inside your vehicle to get the bucket of food. It's more like a contest to see how much food you're left with by the time you reach the parking lot. Those pellets are like cocaine for animals. We had ostriches and llamas chasing my Subaru up the drive. This is a common eland (native on the African plains, I googled it), and shortly prior to taking food from Moni's hand, it drooled on me through the sunroof.
The other photo was inside a barn on the premises. Hopefully the live animals outside don't get a look at what goes on in there. Those stuffed critters looked like they were from the '70s with about three inches of dust on them.