Friday, December 31, 2010

Texas Sized Insects

Tomato caterpillar and wasp reach large size here in San Antonio.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Shops at La Cantera

If these clothes had been displayed in a Brooks Brothers window sixty years ago, they would not have looked out of place. Even the window dressing is pre-digital age. This year the entire University of Texas library is available on line. They no longer circulate books.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Red Barn and Animals

Barns are disappearing from the landscape because fewer and fewer farms raise animals. There are fewer and fewer farms. Agricultural land is now all about raising grain, and barns are replaced by machine sheds.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Red Barns

The tradition of red barns on farms began because red oxide paint was less expensive than other colors. It was made from linseed oil and iron oxide. This mixture provided protection for the wooden barns. It was either this, or the National Geographic paid to have a splash of red in their landscapes.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010