Archive for the ‘Kingwood’ Tag

Walking In A World Of Green And Gray   2 comments

We moved to Tucson, Arizona seven years ago after living many years in the Houston area. When we return to visit family and friends, we stay with daughter Jill in Kingwood. During most visits, I go for walks in East End Park. The park takes in an area on the shore of Lake Houston. A lot of the recent flooding in Kingwood from Hurricane Harvey resulted from the lake overflowing.

Walking the trails in the park yesterday I dealt with some trails impassable, mud, debris, humid heat and many mosquitos. The gray line marking the trees and bushes in many cases was 15 feet above the ground. Now a week after cresting, most of the water is back to a normal level. Since the park has many path bridges, I was surprised to see they were still intact after all the high-water flooding.

— kenne

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Walking In A World Of Green And Gray — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images to view in a slideshow format.)

 

Businesses Underwater After Harvey — Photo Essay   3 comments

Kingwood (1 of 1) blogA new HEB Grocery Flooded in Kingwood

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Kingwood (1 of 1)-4 blogWaterline Tells the Story

Kingwood (1 of 1)-5 blogA Randalls Grocery

Kingwood (1 of 1)-7 blogLaMadeleine French Bakery and Cafe

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Kingwood (1 of 1)-10 blogNo Gas at this Station. The tanker was turned away because of water in the underground tanks.

Kingwood (1 of 1)-15 blogCleaning Up for Business

Kingwood (1 of 1)-16 blogA New Business Now Closed — Will Not Be Raising Cane Anytime Soon.

Kingwood (1 of 1)-20 blogA Local Business In Kingwood

Kingwood (1 of 1)-13 blogA Picture Representing Thousands of Cars in Houston — Images by kenne

 

Harvey Flooding Was Inches Away — Photo Essay   5 comments

We are staying with daughter Jill in Houston where many are starting the recovery process from Harvey. Jill’s house is on a street that goes down hill in the direction of Lake Houston. During the record setting rains, you could see the water coming up the street. Fortunately, the water stopped at her property edge. What follows are photos of homes that were flooded in her neighborhood. 

— kenne

“Texas Flood”

Well there’s floodin’ down in Texas
All of the telephone lines are down
Well there’s floodin’ down in Texas
All of the telephone lines are down
And I’ve been tryin’ to call my baby
Lord and I can’t get a single sound

Well dark clouds are rollin’ in
Man I’m standin’ out in the rain
Well dark clouds are rollin’ in
Man I’m standin’ out in the rain
Yeah flood water keep a rollin’
Man it’s about to drive poor me insane

Well I’m leavin’ you baby
Lord and I’m goin’ back home to stay
Well I’m leavin’ you baby
Lord and I’m goin’ back home to stay
Well back home are no floods or tornados
Baby and the sun shines every day

— Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Happy Hour   Leave a comment

Deck Shots  1139 Happy Hour blog“Happy Hour” — Image by kenne

Two for the long drive
Leaving Kingwood headed west
Looking for sunshine.

— kenne

Down On The Bayou   1 comment

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“Down On the Bayou” — Images by kenne

A lone cloud moves by
collecting others
as the day warms up
over the east Texas swamp.

Here’s the thing,
if you desire
to go on a bayou
nature walk

bring mosquito spray
and a small cooler
of Saint Arnold beer
to watch swamp critters —

alligators,
deer,
nutria,
otters,
bobcats,
coyotes,
and many species of snakes
and birds.

Without cat-like patience
spotting wildlife
can be nearly invisible
to the naked.

It sounds like a vacation spot:
Eagle Point.
But let’s call it what it is
a place where family rules.

We.
Would.
Not.
Be.
Here.
If not for the family.

— kenne

Bass Boat Blues On The Bayou   Leave a comment

Fishing 2015 05 04_0616_edited-3 blogFishing on the Bayou — Image by kenne

Bass Boat Blues

me and my bass boat
all alone on the bayou
moments to live by.

in bayou country
there are no mountains to climb
just tiny ant hills.

the fish are biting
only they are not keepers
ask me if I care.

for people who know
it is the process that counts
no more, no less — Yes!

green covers side streams
turtles on the backs jump in
breaking up the green.

mercy, mercy me
it is time to be truthful
I don’t care to fish.

I am the guy
carrying a camera
walking the park trails.

it’s time with nature
my breakfast at Tiffany’s
in the great outdoors.

— kenne

Wildflowers In East End Park, Kingwood, Texas   2 comments

Wildflowers In East End Park, Kingwood, Texas (May 4, 2015) — Images by kenne

Spring

in east Texas,

home to a

dense forest

of piney woods,

cypress trees

and swamps —

the livable forest..

— kenne

Amazing What A Difference A Tail Makes — In The Eyes Of The Beholder   8 comments

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Rodents and their tails

some short, some long, some bushy,

some cute, some ugly.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Kate And James Snapshot   7 comments

Kate and James-8427 blogGrandchildren Katelyn and James — Image by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Trash-Tossers Beer Of Choice   2 comments

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East End Park, Kingwood, Texas — Images by kenne (Click on any of the tiled photos for larger view and slideshow.)

Hikers and naturalists in general often carry a small plastic bag when outdoors to pick up trash left behind by people who routinely show a disrespect for nature. Whether on the trail or along roads in our National Parks, one will frequently see trash, especially beer cans, and from my experience the beer of choice for “trash-tossers” is Bud Light. Yes, I’m aware that Bud Light is the number one selling beer in America, which doesn’t say much for the beer-taste of Americans, whether we toss our cans or not. From my outdoor experience, trash-tossers beer of choice is America’s number one selling beer — coincidence, maybe.

Recently while visiting family in Kingwood, Texas, I took the time to walk the trails in East End Park, located along the shores of Lake Houston. These photos make my case! Since Bud Light commercials are directed at men, well, you can make you own conclusions as to the gender of trash-tossers. 

kenne

 — from urban dictionary:

Bud Light

Pure piss in a bottle. Popular at high school parties simply
because its cheap and available in bulk.
However, there is actually a good side to this alcohol-injected urine.
They make some of the funniest damn commercials around.

John: *Grabs last bud light* 
Sarah: Hey John, wanna get me a bud light? 
John: Um….sure, one sec. *Chugs Bud light* 
John: *Pisses in bottle* 
Sarah: Thanks! Mmmmm…Crisp!

CONCLUSION:

I you like piss in a can

and enjoy trashing nature,

you drink Bud Light.

Under The Golden Leaves   3 comments

Aspen Draw Fall Colors-8365 art blogUnder the Golden Leaves (Mt. Lemmon in Southern Arizona) — Image by kenne

There’s a gentle rain this morning,

but not in the desert

and mountains of the southwest —

We are in southeast Texas

where we can enjoy

the gulf coast moisture

and grandchildren,

knowing we will soon

leave each to their

mother’s of nature.

 — kenne

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