Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Project - SoFoBoMo

I've been out photographing for my SoFoBoMo project. It is such a wonderful thing to walk. There is time to see "stuff." One of the things I'm enjoying is how green Houston is and the variety of flowers that are blooming. One of the flowers that I've always loved is the oleander. But I only love the flower, not the bush. The bush grows humongous and can take up one-fourth of a yard. Oleanders also grow in San Miguel but they seem to struggle there. Here, you see rows of them lining the highway. Maybe I love the oleander because when first went to camp in Palacios many years ago, it was planted all over the camp grounds. All of the girls picked some blossoms to put in their hair in the evening. At the time, it seemed to be a very romantic flower. I'm seeing a lot of them as I take pictures for Sofobomo as well as many other flowers that I love from the Texas gulf coast. I'll write more about the vegetation later.

But what you probably want to know is what the heck is my project for SoFoBoMo. It is Eastwood where we have a lot. And yes, the photo from the last entry is from Eastwood. It is a neighborhood just about 10 minutes from downtown Houston and it was platted around 1912. Before too long some of the houses over there will be 100 years old. A 100 year old house in Houston is an OLD house. The clock started ticking on the 13th. That is when I first went over there to photograph. I've covered three streets so far and still have a number more to shoot. I think they will go faster because now I'm looking for things that are different than what I've already shot.

I've requested permission to use a couple of essays about the neighborhood. I hope that I get permission because I think that will enhance the book.

But let me tell you, I'm pretty anxious. The clock is ticking and there is still a lot to do.

5 comments:

Rachel Laudan said...

Lovely photo, great blog.

Joanna said...

The project sounds really interesting Billie. And I love the photograph of the Oleander. They don't grow in this area and I always love to see them when we get further south.

Alfredo said...

Tic, tac, tic, tac, tic, tac...

pitchertaker said...

The great utility and blessing of shooting digitally is during your walk, you don't have to worry about what camera has what film in it. Just shoot what catches your eye...

glorv1 said...

Great photo billie and I agree with pitchertaker. Enjoy. Take care and have a great weekend.