Wednesday, February 28, 2007

More flowers

Today I bring you more little flowers I cannot name. At least they're pretty.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Cute flowers

I honestly don't have the slightest clue what kind of flowers these are, but I thought they were adorable. They're growing in a flower bed outside of the Clear Lade Dojo and I just couldn't resist taking a photo.

Monday, February 26, 2007

They're out and about and hungry, too

After a long period of cold weather (or at least what's considered cold by me), the temperature is finally in the 70's. I've made a post before on the green anoles, but I was so happy to see them out that I had to take another photo of one. Anoles hibernate during the cold and when it gets warm, they look rather hungry and grumpy and really only seem to care about eating, which is probably why this male let me get close enough for the shot.

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Need a newspaper?

Every Sunday, there's a group of people out on the corners of the I-45 and 518/Main intersection from morning to night selling the Sunday Houston Chronicle. It's really impressive how hard they work to sell their papers. The guy on this corner has a bunch of his papers spread out on the curb, and propped on the post there the sign says "Sunday Chronicle $1.00"

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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Pizza Hut

To my knowledge, there's one Pizza Hut that serves most of League City and it's near Clear Creek High School. My dad and I went to pick up a pizza and since he just got himself a new camera (the old Canon Elph died) I took it for a test drive. This one's a Casio Exilim and I must say that it is a very good point and shoot camera; it's slim, quick, and all the essentials are within easy reach. I'm in love with it already. Unfortunately for my dad, the buttons are all very small, though.

Friday, February 23, 2007


Better watch out for that cement, it's hard.

Taken outside the Kroger on 518 and 270.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tuscan Lakes

Tuscan Lakes is the new "master planned community" on 96. It certainly is trying to make itself different from the already established South Shore Harbor community.

The arches in the photo end outside the frame in a kind of ruin-like way, though it's way too new looking for it to really work; it needs some vines or something.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Cloudy day

There was barely any blue sky today and I got hit by a few drops of rain today. By the time I took this, though, some blue was showing up occasionally in little patches.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Fact of life

As long as there are roads there will be road construction. I'm not even entirely sure what they're doing here; I guess they want to make the road wider. Anyway, this is a from the 518-Marina Bay fork down 518/Deke Slayton. Clear Creek High School is just to the left of the frame.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Power lines and sunset

Today the sunset looked really pretty and the moon was just a tiny little sliver. This was taken before it got too dark on Hwy 3 facing west down 96.

Also, sorry about missing yesterday. It seems that I'll be taking over completely because Maggie's having trouble taking a daily photo on MWF. I'll try to hurry up and get used to taking more photos.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Clear Lake Dojo

On a little side street off of 96 you can find the Clear Lake Dojo inside a huge metal building where aikido, judo, jyodo, and iaido are taught. This is a shot of the wall with the shinzen. On the wall are the kamidana, a portrait of Hayashizaki Jinsuke Minamoto Shigenobu (the founder of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu), photos of sensei of our sensei, and more. I, for one, practice iaido there and this is a very important place for me. It's amazing what kinds of things go on in places very few people know about.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Oh no!

I think I'm trying to get sick! I was fine earlier, but once I got home and started studying, my nose went wild and now I feel all... bad. I think I'll blame tomorrow's Art History and Historical Geology tests.

I really hope I'm not getting sick...

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Don't see this often...

Bicycles are a rarity in the Houston area. Around here, everyone drives a car. Hardly anybody walks or rides bikes, and the mass transportation system is being fought against by a group of people... you'd think Houston's government was asking for a kidney. League City is still in the "Houston area" and thus is in the same situation, only we don't have any mass transportation system at all. So, when I saw this bike that was obviously used in place of a car, I had to take a photo.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the rail system expands... it'd be awesome if they had one that went from Galveston to Houston with a stop at League City and UH.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


V-nails is a little nail place off of Hwy 3 that my mom and I go to, though I only go to get my eyebrows waxed; I kill nail polish. Over the past few years, they've been doing all sorts of things to the inside and now it's quite lovely. They even have spa-chair things you can sit in and have your back massaged by the chair while your toes are getting done.

Anyway, I thought I'd play around with the positioning in the frame... ah well. I've always thought that window was cool because it's warped.

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Tullips! My dad got these for my mom for her birthday a bit ago. I'd never seen tullips before! They're cool and so very happy looking.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

New Starbucks

Recently (as in a few months ago), the middle of League City finally got a Starbucks, right on on of our busiest corners, Main St. and Hwy 3. I've seen people go across medians to get to this thing. Starbucks just has the magical ability to draw people to it, no matter where they are, I think.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

League City Post Office

Welcome to the post office. It's usually much busier than this.

Today's photo was taken by my mom, who had to mail something here. If it weren't for her, ya'll would be seeing a photo of the inside of the library again because school and work eats time. Thanks, Mom!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Main St. at night

...From the Taco Bell/Pizza Hut drive through. Gotta love that Pizza Hut.

Anyway, Here you can see one of our many gas stations, the not-so-super Mattress Firm Super Center, and Whataburger, which is also my parents' favorite fast-food restaurant.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Cute grave

This is one of my favorite graves in Fairview Cemetery, which Maggie and I have mentioned before. It's a very informal grave... in fact, a few other graves have the tiling like this one. I wonder why? Anyway, I like how personal and, well... loving this one looks. Many of the markers in this little cemetery have a variety of things that I guess the occupants liked when they were alive. It has a more welcoming feel to it than many other cemeteries I've been in.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Valentine's Day is coming

Are you ready?

I wasn't until today, and now I'm armed with Valentine's Cards. There was a set of Disney Princesses cards in with the Super Man ones... and I thought it was amusing.

Friday, February 02, 2007

The sun came out

It seems like it's been rainy and overcast forever, but today the sun came out!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Playing cards...

...Is a good way to pass the time.

Sorry for all the bad photos. College and cold, rainy weather has been keeping me in as well. This one's pretty old, really... so old I won't say when it was taken. XD