On my previous post I showed you a picture of a strange looking object on the beach.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Monday, December 6, 2021
We sure enjoyed being at the beach with the beautiful weather…without the crowds.
It looks like you could walk right out onto the sand, but the condos are on a small cliff, with these stairs down the beach.
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Well we lucked into perfect weather here on the panhandle of Florida.
Monday, November 29, 2021
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
A few posts back I was showing you the art around Ft. Worth’s newest and trendiest shopping area
but I neglected to show you the piece of art that I liked best.
This large painting is hanging in a bank building which is part of the shopping complex. It is titled Palo Verde, which is the spindly tree in the painting. Palo Verde trees are generally found in desert settings since they are very drought resistant. Of course some of you recognize the prickly pear cactus in the background which you will also find in the same setting.
The curator giving the tour explained it was painted on Japanese rice paper and painted on both sides of the canvas…which I don’t quite understand. The artist is Malou Flato.. Which is an usual name to me so I thought she must be Japanese. Not so! She is a Texan and I was surprised by where else her work hangs..
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I love learning new things, especially about art since it is a subject that I generally know nothing about.
Friday, November 19, 2021
I know, it is still Fall and Thanksgiving in the U.S. is still almost a week away, but we need to get our home decorated because of what has become an over scheduled time of the year.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the warm colors this time of year, but you have to budget your time as to when you have time to decorate.
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Sometimes you come up with a crazy idea and it turns out to be a great one.. Tom and I were watching the local morning news and they were interviewing a famous chef about his latest project (he already owns several restaurants in town) which is a container hotel. Since it was a beautiful morning, I suggested that we go see it, and also check out several other new hotels in town. You see, Ft. Worth is one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
So, here it is. A novel idea for sure but it is priced like a luxury hotel.. I guess if it were in a desired location I could understand that .
Next we checked out what is described as a boutique hotel that is in a very desired location that needs more hotels. Although referring to it as a boutique hotel had me confused. The first boutique hotel I stayed in was in San Francisco. It was a darling little place in an old building, but I guess my thinking this place would be in an old building was my own concept of boutique. The sign was confusing. There use to be a Dry Ice Warehouse in this location, so they left the sign. Nice, but they spelled the name of the hotel slightly different and there is no other sign?
On to the wildly famous Stockyard area. This hotel has a rooftop restaurant with views of downtown. Although the restaurant up there doesn’t open till dinner time (so obviously this isn’t my picture). We will look forward to trying this place out.
Also in the stockyards is a new place that is described as Rustic-Luxe