For the 17th straight season, Texas City and Friendswood will square off on the gridiron tonight, in a series — currently knotted 8-8 — that’s as close as they come.
It wasn’t the prettiest showing, but La Marque’s record on the new season still reads, 1-0.
Nearly everybody wonders what the future holds, and some people spend time and money trying to find out in advance.
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.