Winning isn’t everything, especially in high school athletics, but judging by the reactions of the Ball High players, coaches, fans and even the stadium maintenance worker, it was obvious that Friday night’s win meant a lot.
We are in that transition period when more frequent cold fronts start appearing. The current frontal system likely will have some effect on the movement of fish; however, it should be short-lived.
Despite what you hear during tonight's presidential debate, no one man or woman is going to make America great again.
The schooner America, a replica of the fabled racing yacht that coined the phrase America's Cup, will visit Galveston late next month.
Photo by Irene Amiet
The detail in a heron’s costume is worth a closer look through binoculars or a camera lens. Shooting against the sun creates a back-lit effect, highlighting the ethereal quality of feathers and bill alike. Humans are forced to use silk and gold-leaf to catch the light in similarly pleasing ways.
A French plague doctor, Charles de Lorme, created a bird-like mask in the 17th century to protect his breathing passages from germs. The Venetians adapted this contraption and turned it into a mask that appeared exotic and reminded people of their loved ones who had passed.
Still to this day, the Venetian mask-makers use real bird-feathers in adorning their costumes, knowing well that in order to seek flight from reality for this time of year, we need to become more like our winged friends.