Posts Tagged ‘United States’

Hurricane Harvey is approaching and the grocery shelves all over Houston are depleting. A metroplex with five million plus people and people are looking for food. This is very common for us in Texas during hurricane season. Surprisingly Jello and dish soap were plentiful.  If a hurricane can empty the shelves, just think if truckers strike or a pro-longed war happens. Food! Do not take it for granted or waste it.

Many do not know that the Texas State Capitol is larger than the U.S. White House. It should be because everything is bigger in Texas right? It is loaded with granite, marble, fine woodwork, oil paintings, brass, and much history. I took this series of photos at night for a different perspective and to avoid 105 degree summer heat. Enjoy! And God Bless Texas!

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Recently, I took time to travel deep southern Louisiana.  A great stop was Palmetto Island State Park in Abbeville, Louisiana. http://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/parks/palmetto-island-state-park/

This park is a beautiful place with an ecology like none other. The cabin accommodations are really nice and the staff are exceptional.

Here are some photos from the trip. Enjoy!

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I have had so much BBQ in my life that I can hands down say the Pecan Lodge has a perfect balance of smoke, sauce, and tenderness to the meat. The service is excellent even when crowds wrap around the exterior. One unique thing is fried chicken on the platter instead of BBQ chicken. I have never had that at any BBQ establishment, and I must say the fried chicken is superbly crispy, seasoned, and juicy. For more on the Pecan Lodge check out their website http://www.pecanlodge.com/ This is one stop you need to make while in Dallas, Texas.

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Deep Ellum is an urban oasis just East of downtown Dallas, Texas. All throughout the area one will find eclectic shops and independent business along with excellent food. While visiting, I took a few photos of the area. Have a look, enjoy, and make your own visit. I promise you will not be disappointed.

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United States – Haiku

Freedom to move up

Plentiful resources here

Make it work for you.

2015 Albert Moyer, Jr.

I see a flock of interesting birds in my feeder. At first, from a distance, I thought them to be migratory sparrows, but the camera revealed something amazing. A Nutmeg Mannikin or Scaly-Breasted Munia. According to Audubon Society they are non-native to the United States. They may be migrating over as new permanent residents or breeding in the wild as pet escapees. Whatever the case, I have new birds eating seed. I caught photos of both the male and female. Exciting yes? Enjoy the photos!

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Police – A Haiku

Aggressors, danger,

Preservation of order,

We work to protect.

2014 Albert Moyer, Jr.

This haiku is a tribute to all the law men who work hard to preserve order

in a country that can sometimes be very unappreciative.

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This Photo was taken in Galveston Island Texas June 21, 2014. Our beaches have been under attack by Sargassum seaweed in epics

proportions never before seen in 160 years of record keeping.  This seaweed here is three feet thick. In some places it is twelve feet deep.

The environment is out of balance.