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Birds: flight

I guess we can all agree that if there are birds and little kids in the same general area, one of them will be chasing the other.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Dallas, Texas
photographed 6.2.2018

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So, this is what happened. I spent the morning at a world-class museum. And even went on a behind-the-scenes architectural tour*, ** of the building.

And then photographed the nook where the janitorial stuff is stashed for quick access.

That actually seems about right.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Dallas, Texas
photographed 6.2.2018

*There was a super-annoying man on the tour; at one point, when we were on an outdoor platform, he stuck his (untethered) phone over the edge to take photos. And then, when I started to do the same thing (with a camera)(that was on a strap around my wrist) he told me, “Be careful. Don’t drop it.” I sure do love being treated like an idiot. Yes! It’s my Most Favorite Thing in the entire world.

** Now that I think about it, I was the only woman on the tour. Architecture: A Boy’s Club Since Forever.

Elevator Operator

Y’all know this about me – that I don’t take photos of people.

Well, until I DO, apparently.

This little girl, so carefully taking aim at the elevator button, was too good to pass up.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Dallas, Texas
photographed 6.2.2018

Joel Guzman, larger than life

I’ve written before about how the Patient Spouse and I are concert tourists, since many of the musicians we like don’t make it to Lubbock. So, here we were in Dallas to catch Paul Simon on his current Homeward Bound tour.

We happy that Joel Guzman was in the band (he’s played here in Lubbock before, so it’s not like we’re a music-free town or anything). But anyway, here’s Joel, large on the screen and much smaller down on the stage.

American Airlines Center
Dallas, Texas
photographed 6.1.2018

PS: How cool is this (from the linked article about J. Guzman)? “He also believes in encouraging the next generation. He teaches 20 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at the University of Texas Elementary School, a community engagement initiative with the goal of increasing the number of under-represented students in the college pipeline. The Hohner Accordion Company, for which Joel is an endorsee, provides the accordions. “We have a responsibility to continue our special Texas musical culture,” he said.”

PPS: Oh, yeah. I forgot to mention that Paul Simon guy. It was an amazing show…

Like tooled leather

Another shot from the Haas Moto Museum, this from the area called the Custom Shop. I really liked how the metal on this bike had the style of 1950s tooled leather.

Haas Moto Museum
Dallas, Texas
photographed 6.1.2018

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