Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

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!

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!

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.

December 2017 brought us three inches of snow and January 2018 has brought us Arctic temperatures of nineteen, sleet, ice, and flurries with wind chills in teens. Being a sub-tropical climate this is quite rare for us, but I do enjoy Houston’s Arctic Tundra. It definite lends itself to a time to take photos that I would not normally have the opportunity to shoot.

I love to take photos of the many beautiful sights¬†around our city during Christmas because Christ gives us hope and a route to salvation. In many religions you rely on yourself or figurines. In Judaism, Jesus is just a prophet. In Islam, Jesus(Isa) is also a prophet and is not recognized as the son of God (Allah) because he is not worthy because God is too good to have a son, but as King of the Jews and all Gentiles, he is very worthy. It is why his birthday is celebrated around the world during Christmas . God came in the flesh to save us all without need for good works. All we have to do is have faith and say, “God I would like to be forgiven. Come into my life.” For it is by faith you have been saved, through faith—and it is not from yourselves, it is a gift from God. Ephesians 2:8 Merry CHRISTmas!

Torchy’s Tacos

Posted: November 12, 2017 in Food
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Torchy’s Taco’s runs with a motto of “Damn Good.” Well, I finally got around to trying them out. Their motto lives up to it’s name. I had a great experience with service and the quality of food. If you love a BIG fat taco like me, then you got to try em’! Oh, and the chorizo queso is legit. Pass the chips!

2017 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography

Hurricane Harvey- A Haiku

Sandwiched between highs

The rain poured for many days

Leaving destruction.

2017 Albert Moyer, Jr. Poetry

Photo Google Images Weather Satellite

I am a native Houstonian of 48 years. I have never seen damage like what I have witnessed on the Texas Coast and in Houston, Texas from a Hurricane. I had some scary moments taking these photos. Our schools are closed for a week, our airports are closed, traffic is two-way on one way freeways, many people are in desperate and life-threatening situations, and we have 20 more inches forecast. This will cause damage for months to come on a financial level. These photos were taken in some of the highest sea level points in Houston. May God protect everyone and bring us all together! It is times like this that we realize we are all human.