Foaming Sea

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GALVESTON, Texas -- Early astronomers mistook the Moon's basaltic plains for large bodies of water; one was given the name Mare Spumans, Latin for "foaming sea." We now know that the lunar surface is covered with cheese, and Saturn is surrounded by a glazed donut.

Gulfscape

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Galveston

Wiped Out

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GALVESTON, Texas -- A surfer wears a cap in the style of French Foreign Legionnaires, who incidentally were almost completely wiped out at Dien Bien Phu.

Seascape

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GALVESTON, Texas -- A tree branch resembling a twisted arm with frail fingers reflects the fragile human condition.

Stealth Flight

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Galveston

Seashells

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GALVESTON, Texas -- Finding perfection in an imperfect shell

Dreamscape

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GALVESTON, Texas, Dec. 31 -- A homage to Georgia O'Keefe

Surf's Up

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Galveston

The Beach

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GALVESTON, Texas -- Father and daughter enjoy an afternoon on East Beach.

Seawall Boulevard

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GALVESTON, Texas -- The bar stayed open throughout Hurricane Rita. A sign on the porch read, "No Rita Unless It's a Margarita."

Source: USA Today

Sea Log

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GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas -- Day 14: Thick fog slowed my arrival on the island.

Sea Legs

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Galveston

Seagull

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Galveston

Old West

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Galveston

Joyeux Noël (for V.A.)


GALVESTON, Texas -- An oil platform sits at the horizon as father and son cowboys search for seashells, and the meaning of being Texan. Language is identity, but the tide has turned. Everywhere there are signs and instructions in Spanish. Pandering to Spanish-speaking communities, city and state legislatures have legitimized an identity which Texians had fought so hard against in the war for Texas independence (remember the Alamo?). At the federal level, the government not only has failed to secure the southern border from illegal immigration, it has opened wide the border with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the proposed Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), which will do harm to Texas (and America) the way the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo did to Mexico.

Plain and Delicious


ATLANTA AIRPORT, Georgia, Dec 21. -- A pilot walks past a sandwich shop.

Event Horizon

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Predawn sky through plane window

AIRTRAN FLIGHT, Atlanta, Georgia -- ♪ Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles, I’m feeling very still. And I think my spaceship knows which way to go, tell me wife I love her very much she knows. [Ground control to Major Tom, your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong. Can you hear me, Major Tom? Can you hear me, Major Tom? Can you hear me, Major Tom? Can you....] Here am I floating round my tin can, far above the moon, planet earth is blue, and there’s nothing I can do. ♪ -- David Bowie, Space Oddity

Fallen


NEWARK -- Fallen leaf, fallen tree, fallen snow, fallen man

Winter Wonderland


NEWARK -- Grass/snow, green/brown, fallen down/sprouting out, alive/dead, old/new, winter/spring

November Rain


NEWARK -- ♪ Never mind the darkness, we still can find a way. Nothing lasts forever, even cold November rain. ♪ -- Guns N' Roses

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