After 12 years of blogging, I needed a break from the blog world. While I have missed many of your posts during the last six weeks, it has been great spending time doing other things that had slipped by the wayside. Now, into the new year I feel refreshed and ready to go again. Hopefully, my keyboard skills and ability to construct complete sentences have not waned.

In recent weeks, one of the things I’ve enjoyed is exploring Houston. There is so much in this big city that I haven’t seen despite having lived here most of my life.

During the holidays Houston is said to be one of the most lit places in the country. I’ve seen some of the spectacular installations and am always amazed. This season something new was added to a popular attraction. The cistern at Buffalo Bayou Park was aglow.

With every column wreathed in color, it was hard to believe that until earlier in the 21st century, the cistern was Houston’s water source.

What was really fascinating were the ever changing hues. I had trouble imagining the technology that made this light show possible for only a few weeks.

Art in all it forms is a never ending source of delight for me, and the art scene in Houston is alive and well.

I can wander from gallery to gallery loving each artist’s uniqueness.

Hours can be spent in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and I am particularly enthralled with installations in the Kinder Building which is a don’t miss site.

My weaver’s heart hums when I spot a fiber creation by the amazing Magdalena Abakanowicz whose creations validate the artistry of weaving.

Well, so much for a first post in some time. I send good wishes for this new year to all of you who make sharing my musings worthwhile.

12 thoughts on “Refreshed

  1. Welcome back! A visitor in your own city. I like it! There is always so much we promise ourselves we’ll get to “one day.” We have to consciously make that happen. I’m going to take your cue and go for it!!! Kansas City has so much to see and do. Maybe not as much as Houston, but it is a metropolitan rich in activity, restaurants, and culture. I am loath to venture into the city very often from the comfort and relative safety of the ‘burbs, but I need to put on my big girl panties and let my freak flag fly!!!!!!!

    Happy 2023!!!

  2. Your photo stories continue to be a delight because you take readers like me along on your travels – near or far. There’s a gentleness to your posts that is endearing. Thank you.

    1. What a nice and much appreciated comment.

  3. Hello Linda, I have been wondering what you were up to! I’m glad you enjoyed your blog break, and visiting museums is always a pleasure. I hope you are safe and had no damage from yesterday’s awful tornado…❤️

  4. Happy to see you back. Fun to see those cistern columns aglow with light. Happy 2023 to you and yours!

    1. Thank you, Ellen. I hope all is well with you.

  5. Welcome Back! Nice pictures!

  6. Welcome back, old friend! Beautiful pictures!

    1. Thanks. Hope you are coming along nicely.

  7. Welcome back… you have been missed!!!! Have a wonderful 2023!!!

    Sent from my iPhone


  8. So glad to see your blog back!!!!

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