Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Rabindranath Tagore Memorial in Ray Miller Park

Rabindranath Tagore - Renaissance Man of India- First Asian to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

A Memorial to this revowned Indian thinker, writer, and artist was erected in Ray Miller Park in 2013.

Rabindranath Tagore Memorial
Biographic information about Tagore on plaque at Tagore Grove
in Ray Miller Park 
 Tagore Society of Houston
Click image to link to Tagore Society Facebook Page

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Rare Spoonbill sighting in Barker Reservoir area

Roseate Spoonbill (11/1/2013)
This remarkable bird is rarely seen in Barker and Addicks reservoir. Egrets and herons are much more common; as are white ibises, at least this year. This roseate spoonbill was spotted on the drainage channel on the city-facing side of Barker Dam near the Briar Forest/Noble Road parking lot at provides access to George Bush Park from Highway 6 on November 1, 2013.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Historic West Houston cemeteries and grave sites

Graves of members of German settler families in Bear Creek - Addicks area
The cemetery is US property because it is located on Addicks Reservoir grounds,
a project of the US Army Corps of Engineers
Koch-Schmidt Cemetery Marker with historical background info
Koch-Schmidt Cemetery South of Groeschke Rd is framed by large trees
and almost invisible from the park road to the pavilions, playground, and recreational spaces
Bear Creek / Addicks cemetery on SH-6 at Houston Farm & Ranch Club ground
with historical marker. Unlike two other nearby cemeteries inside the Addicks Reservoir,
this one is still in use.
Enclosed grave site at Beeler Family Memorial Park on Enclave

Beeler Family traces around Addicks and Barker, TX (Energy Corridor)

Beeler Rd - Street sign in George Bush Park at Equestrian Area Parking Lot
Amanda Beeler's leaning grave stone
Beeler Family Cemetery on Enclave Parkway

Pocket Park on Enclave Pkwy with site of old graves