The Signs of San Antonio Daily Cap(s) (94)

A San Antonio image medallion embedded in the sidewalk…near the Riverwalk

A San Antonio Missions image medallion embedded in the sidewalk…near the Riverwalk

I like this sign...

What is not to like about this sign…Alamo-Eat-Bar?

I endorse this advice just about anywhere I go….

This is just good, sound, calming advice wherever you go….

There is something obvious about this sign….

There is something obvious about this sign….

Bedlam…Ladies Welcome…and beer. Let's go in!

Bedlam…Ladies Welcome…beer…and an address of 1-2-3. Let’s go in! (if you can get past the caged gate)

The Pots of San Antonio Daily Cap(s) (93)

Everyone knows of The Riverwalk, a glorious place to eat and be festive…and appreciate the suspended flower pots along the way

Everyone knows of The Riverwalk, a glorious place to eat and be festive…and appreciate any suspended flower pots along the way

a mismatched collection  of pots…that seems to work together oddly enough

A defining mismatched collection of pots…that seems to work together, oddly enough

Artful pots without a sense of coordinating colors….

Artful pots with little regard for colors that are coordinated….

The San Antonio Daily Cap (92)

The Tower Life Building. Built in 1929 just when the stock market crashed, it stands 403 feet tall with 30 floors. Sears & Roebuck initially occupied the first 6 floors.  Gargoyles adorn the facade and untireingly guard the building…and like the view of a crescent moon

The historic Tower Life Building. Built in 1929 just when the stock market crashed, it stands 403 feet tall with 30 floors. Sears & Roebuck initially occupied the first 6 floors. Gargoyles adorn the facade and untireingly guard the building…and like the view of a crescent moon

The Kickball Daily Cap(s) (91)

It matters not what you where to a kickball game...

It matters not what you where to a kickball game…

Nor does it matter not the length of your beard….

Nor does it matter the length of your beard….

Conference on "the mound"…yeah right - what strategies come into play with kickball anyway?

How many bubba-indicators can you count in this picture? So here we all wait because of this conference on “the mound”…yeah right! What possible strategies come into play with kickball anyway that would warrant such a discussion? “OK guys,  here is what we gotta do: roll the ball, have them kick the ball, we catch the ball, and throw the ball at the runner…and then we meet up at the bar down the street” 

This guy knows the after-game routine….

This guy knows the after-game routine and needs no direction to the bar down the street….

The Lincoln Loves Butterflies Daily Cap(s) (89)

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My little man Lincoln gets after negotiating the steps at the Texas Discovery Garden

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He’s a polite sitter, yes?

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And sits he does….

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And it’s not the first I wondered what he’s thinking about as he does his play routine….

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The kid knows how to push Bop-pa’s button…just point to a way-cool garden ornament even if it’s way big than he stands.

The Artfully Cloudy Daily Cap(s) (87)

Someone more knowledgable than me needs to tell me what these softy , billowy, mattressey clouds are really called.

Looks like a surreal painting, yes? Someone more knowledgable than me needs to tell me what these softy , billowy, mattressey clouds are really called.

A few minutes later…this time with a few tree tops in the foreground.

A few minutes later…with a peek of sunshine…this time with a few tree tops in the foreground.

The Train Art Daily Cap(s) (85)

A client and I went to lunch today and our walk to the restaurant was interrupted by a passing freight train….

A client and I went to lunch today and our walk to the restaurant was intercepted by a passing freight train….

We both enjoyed the artful nourishment of graffiti artist from places unknown….

We both enjoyed the momentary artful nourishment of graffiti artist from places unknown….

Just think what this artist could do if he wore those drywaller stilts in painting higher than than reach….

Just think what this artist could do if he wore those drywaller stilts in painting higher than his reach….

If this work is done mostly in the darkness of night, I'm even more impressed….

I would like to think some of these were commissioned. If unauthorized, and this work done mostly in the darkness of night, I’m even more impressed….

Every car had graffiti, some showcasing more artistic talent than others. We were wishful for another train on our walk back from lunch (but our timing was not as fortunate as before)….

Every car had graffiti, some showcasing more artistic talent than others. We were wishful for another train on our walk back from lunch (but our timing was not as fortunate as before)….

The Skipped Daily Cap (75)

Looking back over my Daily Caps, I discovered #75 (3/16/14) was never posted. And so it is, here and now and out of order, that post’s 15 minutes of fame….

It's always nice to look upon a past project from a different perspective. This north Dallas office complex was designed and installed in the mid-80's (while employed with another firm), and it just so happens to now be the address of our Dallas office (current employer). So I get to look down on it from 13 floors above when I office with them for the day….

It’s always nice to look upon a past project from a different perspective. This north Dallas office complex was designed and installed in the mid-80′s (while employed with another firm), and it just so happens to now be the address of our Dallas office (current employer). So I get to look down on it from 13 floors above when I office with them for the day….

I love the shadow patterns cast on the plaza from the dormant Crapemyrtles….

An often times overlooked opportunity in landscape architecture: the shadow patterns cast on the plaza from the dormant Crapemyrtles (or any tree for that matter)….

The metal tables and the sculpture (and this particular planting) in the center was not the original design - oh how the influence of property managers and maintenance contractors ideas can change the whole "landscape" of a project, usually in a way contrary to the original vision…something like wearing navy blue socks with black pants (turn the light on so you can see clearly your choices…)

The metal tables and the sculpture, and this particular generations of planting in the center, was not the original design…oh how the influence of property managers and maintenance contractors ideas can change the whole “landscape” of a project, usually in a way contrary to the original vision…something like wearing navy blue socks with black pants (sometimes you need to turn the light on so you can clearly see your choices!)

The Figaro Daily Cap(s) (80)

My second cousin-in-law (is there such as relative classification?) had his thesis recital this evening. Opera singing is in his blood!

My second cousin-in-law (is there such as relative classification?) had his thesis recital this evening. Opera singing is in his blood, and in my ears!

All of 23 years old, Brian Yeakley woo'd the crowd and professors with a voice that sets you back in your chair (unless you are sneaking a few candid, under the arm photos of the performance).

All of 23 years old, Brian Yeakley woo’d the appreciative crowd of family, friends, guests, and professors with a voice that sat you back in your chair (unless you are sneaking a few candid, stealth-camera-in-the-armpit photos of the performance).

Brian, with his proud parents after his recital….

Brian, with his proud parents after his recital…this one picture solidified my “family photographer” designation…at least in the eyes of these three.

After any good Opera performance, one needs to celebrate appropriately…at Rice Village some 10 minutes from his performance at University of Houston….

After any good Opera performance, one needs to celebrate appropriately…at Rice Village some 10 minutes from his performance at University of Houston….

Kind of makes you wonder if Brian is still singing and it catches his Dad's ear….

Kind of makes you wonder if Brian is still singing his recital as whatever tune it is, it catches his Dad’s ear….

The Benched Daily Cap (71)

Contrasting styles in the Old World style bench decor and the Modern Artwork…hmmm am I  bothered more with that than the fact I was about ½ tile off centered for the photo….

Contrasting styles in the Old World style bench decor and the Modern Artwork…hmmm am I bothered more with the odd mix of decor or the apparent disregard for lining the photograph up about ½ tile off centered?