Strix the harbinger
guards the exit gate, quizzing all
Who will pass this night?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Texas Home

If any of these photographs make this place look plush they are misleading. It is a very poor town and most of the money and the majority of the "Winter Texans" live across the expressway on the other side of town. There is a small sheet metal fabricator next door, miscellaneous barking dogs, an alert watch-goose, and railroad tracks across the busy street to the north.

All that said, the people of the neighborhood and apartments are friendly, we have a fairly large apartment with a functional kitchen, a bedroom with a comfortable king-size bed, views of beautiful gardens from covered verandas on both front and back, wi-fi, cable, laundry, etc. We get by.

View from front veranda.
View from rear veranda.
View of street.

Laundry door.

Stay warm, -G.


Margadant said...

I like it. It's where a serious, functioning birder should be holed up, washing socks, cleaning binocs, and camera lens.

George A said...

As long as there's beer and grub within walking distance it looks like you're set for the duration.

Iharriso55 said...

Hope you've got as good a set of neighbours as last year!


Gunnar Berg said...

Ian, Not nearly as fine. It just isn't the same. I hope the new house is working out for you. Be well.