Friday, March 16, 2018

The Search Was On

Another beautiful day and a walk up to the village.


I always take a book with me.


This one is going to be a tear-jerker.
Written in first person plural voice.
Very intimate feel.
The Buddha in the Attic won the Pen Faulkner Award for Fiction.

New Friends

I met these two cuties while reading my book.
They didn't want to hold still to have their portraits taken. 
Their parents were also visiting Starbucks and enjoying the lovely day.

Just a few steps from Starbucks is Susie Cakes.
Oh, my.
Their cakes are delicious.
But have to admit, I like them because they do this:

Dog Treats

I really walked to the village to find the new mural.
I missed it completely on my last visit
and was determined to find it this time!

The Search was on and I found it!

Space City Mural

Here's what the Village management said about the mural:

Rice Village District has launched another public art piece with the Space City mural by artist Michael C. Rodriguez. The mural, by the stairs on Amherst Street near SusieCakes and Shake Shack, shows a female astronaut with the Houston skyline in the background.
"Rodriguez has painted over 30 murals in Houston throughout the years including the Houston Zoo, and The Children's Museum," assistant general manager of Rice Village Donna Molho said in an announcement.

"We are thrilled to welcome his talent to Rice Village. His mural helps us to continue to expand the art scene on our property and give our customers a rich, cultural experience while they're shopping and dining on our property."

Space City Mural

Space City Mural

Space City Mural

What a great way to spend a beautiful day.

Wishing YOU well, much joy and a beautiful day.

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Cathy Keller said...

I'm wishing it would warm up here so I could walk into our village. We've had so much rain that the Ohio has been flooding. It even snowed last Sunday. I certainly enjoyed the visit to your village. Have a wonderful weekend@

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the mural and the cute pups. The book sounds interesting. It is always nice to have beautiful days for a walk. Enjoy your day and weekend.

Betty Crow said...

My walk to the village would take a couple of days from out here in middle-of-nowhere OK. The book looks interesting. I've put it on my wishlist for later. I already have about 20 I haven't read. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tom said...

...wahta neat mural, Happy Saint Patrick Day!

Lea said...

The book sounds really interesting! Love the mural!
I am drinking Starbucks coffee right now as I sit at my computer
Have a great weekend!

Angie said...

Our sidewalks and roads are almost suitable for foot traffic, so I am looking forward to walking into town for a look around. That Starbucks looks delicious, and just the right shade for St. Patty's Day! So glad to see a mural featuring a female astronaut!

A Colorful World said...

A lovely day out! Cute pooches and such a nice mural.

Adam said...

cute mural

Jeanie said...

That DOES look like a good book. And terrific mural, too. What a fun day!

Tomoko said...

Hello, Snap,
What a powerful mural. So beautiful!
I think I just know of summary of the book "Buddha in Attic".
It is sad, but a part of the real history that happened at that age. If I remember rightly.
I like Starbucks too! Say hello to cute rabbits on your header!!(^^♪)
Happy Mosaic Monday!

Pam Richardson said...

What a nice village with coffee, cakes, and art! What a great mural!

Maggie said...

The astronaut mural is wonderful, great colours and super theme - like a comic book heroine of the 1960's. Not heard of the book so thanks for the recommendation, shall have to check it out. Enjoy your Starbucks, I might just find one during the next few days whilst we're here in England and I shall indulge.
Happy Mosaic Monday.

Gillena Cox said...

Fantastic mural luv it. Thanks for the memoirs. Happy Mosaic Monday

much love...

betty-NZ said...

Awesome and simple mural--definitely looking like a comic book heroine.

Mary Cromer said...

Those little dog faces are so cute, and the mural turned out worthy of your visit as well, how nice it is. The colours remind me of the uniforms I wore as an airline stewardess.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The mural is fantastic! And the book sounds interesting. Enjoy your evening!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Fantastic mural!! Thanks for stopping by!

Jann Olson said...

The mural is fantastic! I'm glad you got to see it. Adds a lot of interest to the town. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Tanya Breese said...

What a cool mural and I love the adorable pooches you met!! Thanks for linking up!! 🙂🙂

Katie Mansfield said...

The mural is amazing. Thanks for linking up to Keep In Touch.

Tom said...

...Hi there, I will be hosting Willy-Nilly.
The Willy-Nilly meme opens at 12:00 AM eastern time each Friday and closes at 11:55 on Monday. Please stop by!