The last two days have been amazing! What a privilege to witness a piece of history that included the life of Mrs. Barbara Bush, former First Lady, and America’s Grandma. I have always admired her as a person and I knew I could not go without witnessing or taking a few photos of the repose trip that left Second Baptist Church and funeral procession today. There were so many stories about Mrs. Bush and she was loved by so many on both sides of the political aisle. The first two photos are not mine. They are from the card given to guests during the repose viewing at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. I would say may she rest in peace, but knowing Mrs. Bush she is probably already teaching the angels to read in heaven.

In Houston you can find just about any ethnic food you want if you take a little time to browse. One of my favorites is Japanese food. The Seiwa Market located at 1801 S. Dairy Ashford has everything Japanese. If you are a Japanese food fan or curious take a trip and buy a few things. You’ll never know if you like it, until you try it. Here are a few photos from the market that will give you the vibe. I really LOVED the Japanese Ice Cream. I hope you check it out!

Jellyfish – A Haiku

A gelatinous

Umbrella swimming freely

Pulsating movement.

2018 Albert Moyer, Jr. Poetry and Photography

As a native born Texan, I am proud of my state flower and look forward to it every spring. Traveling to smaller places away from urban sprawl, I usually encounter another favorite in search of bluebonnets, the Texas Longhorn. Let’s not forget Indian Paintbrushes, Buttercups, Winecups, Phlox, and various other wildflowers too. Then after a day of traveling the reward of a beautiful sunset. Peace! What more could one ask for? These photos were taken in the Ellinger, New Ulm, Industry,  and Welcome areas. Enjoy!

Robin – A Haiku

Beautiful orange breast

Sing a song for me I rest

Listening to you

2018 Albert Moyer, Jr. Poetry and Photography

The Cistern is a hidden gym near the Joe Jamail Skatepark in Houston. It is an underground adventure like none other. It is the size of 1.5 football fields and has held drinking water for the City of Houston until 2007. The Cistern could hold 15 million gallons of water when at full capacity. There are 221 columns and when you yell your voice travels around for a full 17 seconds. Here are a few photos I took using no flash in night mode. Enjoy! For more information and a tour click here https://buffalobayou.org/visit/destination/the-cistern/

To here the echos in The Cistern I have added a video on my YouTube here https://youtu.be/WMgOr7uuDAM

Spring time is a beautiful time of year. We come out of the freeze of winter and new life sprouts all around us. Birds sing, baby animals are born, and spring blossoms abound. Here are a few photos of Spring tree blossoms. I know one to be Redbuds, but the other three trees I am not sure of. If you know, please share in comments section.

The Dealer –  A Haiku

All one suit I’m beat

A hopeless hand I’ve been dealt

I shall overcome.

2018 Albert Moyer, Jr. Poetry and Photography

In continuation of landscape photography I shot these photos while out on Lake Houston. Thank you for stopping by.

I took a stroll through The Strand on Galveston Island today and practiced a little landscape and city scene photography along with a little evening beach photography. It was a lot of fun! I hope you enjoy the views as much as I enjoyed taking the photos.