I am not a native of Lubbock, nor even of Texas. I was born and raised in Greenfield, Indiana, spent a couple of years living in Glasgow, Scotland, and then landed in Lubbock where I've been ever since. Have a look!

30 September 2007

Christmas in... September?

The Christmas lights on these trees are permanently attached. If I was the one to put them up, I'd want them to be up permanently, too!

29 September 2007

A Nice Building...

That happens to have the name "Baker" on the front! Well, I was done with Baker Co. but decided to finish up the theme with this building right up the street, The Baker Building. It is a popular site for weddings; in fact, one was in progress (or at least about to be in progress) as we went by.

28 September 2007

And finally...

I promise, this is my last Baker Co. post!

27 September 2007

More of the Baker Co.

I've got quite a theme going here, but really, this building has been here for so long it just has a lot of fun-looking stuff on it!

26 September 2007

The building was here first!

This stop sign barely fits under the overhang of the building, but there is nowhere else to put it!

25 September 2007

This is the same company from yesterday. It is one of the oldest businesses in Lubbock; of course, the city itself is not quite 100 years old.

24 September 2007

They are serious about this!

I don't know when this sign was put up, but it looks like it has been there a while! There is one in front of every parking space along the building, but this was the only parking space actually available; all of the others had company vans parked in them.

23 September 2007

Race for the Cure

We ran in the local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure yesterday. I couldn't carry my camera while running (I have a hard enough time propelling myself forward; I couldn't possibly keep track of anything else!), but I did get this shot of the finish line afterwards.

22 September 2007

Keeping the police in shape

We have police on horseback, too, but they usually only come out for festivals and other crowd-gathering events.

21 September 2007

Same office

The office also has these nice gratings over the windows.

20 September 2007

I don't think they cut the trees themselves

This little office in the middle of Lubbock has wooden posts holding up the awning.

19 September 2007

What a nice sign

I don't know for sure what this sign represents, but if I were to hazard a guess I'd say it's something to do with Jesus calming the storm, or perhaps a "fishers of men" reference.

18 September 2007

Come in

The entrance to a downtown church.

17 September 2007

So ticket me, already

So my husband and I went downtown on Saturday to get some Lubbock DP shots, since it's been more like "Lubbock Occasional Photo" these past couple of months. We parked in this lot, only to see this sign afterwards. I was not worried, because it was Saturday and no-one, apart from the bus drivers, works downtown on the weekends. Not even the parking enforcement. My husband, however, was concerned that we might get a ticket, so he went back and moved the car.

16 September 2007

I don't know what "Endless Love" is, and I'm not sure that I want to find out. But I do like the look of these shops.

15 September 2007

Looking for Food

These geese live next to a library that hands out bread crumbs for patrons to feed them. As such, they are considerably calmer and friendlier than the geese in the park near my work, who have tried to eat me in the past.

14 September 2007

Outside my Window

Our neighbour's flowers are in full bloom!

13 September 2007

12 September 2007

Powering Young Minds

These windmills are not technically in Lubbock, but are actually in a small town about 15 minutes away (where the aforementioned race took place on Saturday). These two windmills, plus another that was behind where I was standing, provide electricity for the town's schools.

11 September 2007

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The entire cast of the play onstage toward the end.

10 September 2007


Every year in Lubbock, there is a free Shakespearean play put on in a city park, appropriately entitled "Shakespeare in the Park." This weekend, the citizens of Lubbock were treated to A Midsummer Night's Dream in our very nice (and relatively new) ampitheatre.

09 September 2007

Race Day

The finish chute had been taken down, but the clock was still running after a 10 K on Saturday.

07 September 2007

After the Storm

I never get tired of taking pictures of the sky. This is right after a storm ended.