Thursday, November 27, 2008

Texas Blind Salamanders @ Railroad BBQ in Kyle

The Texas Blind Salamanders played Saturday November 22 @ Kyle's Railroad BBQ

Happy Thanksgiving all.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Kyle United Methodist Church - Photo 17 in a series

The building is going strong on the New Life Center.

Looking good. The inside is lmost complete, we picked out florring and paint color a few weeks ago. Neat!

A lot has happened since the last update.

Click here to go to #16 in the series.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Funny angle
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
Just a shot I took while driving down the road on my way to work. This is on Farm to Market road 1626.

I thought you might want to know EXACTLY where 1626 is...
Check it out on Mapquest.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Chuck Nash - Kyle

Chuck Nash - Kyle
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
I took this while driving by... I'm actually heading north on 1-35 here.There's a new car dealer in town... Chuck Nash.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


They've got me in stitches!

I've got a real excuse this time....
Sure... I'm busy...and trying have a daily photo spot for Kyle is a little trying... I mean I do have a full-time job, I am the co-owner and managing editor of an entertainment Magazine, do some freelance writing, act at the Communications Chair at my church, and am an active father of two great kiddos... but my excuse for not having updated photos very regularly for the last week or so is... I had surgery to remove a cyst in my neck. It was a little more substantial than expected... so I've been a little out-of-sorts...

Here's two shots of the damage... the first taken as soon as I took the dressing off (last Sunday) the second taken yesterday morining. It's looking much better... and I'm almost off the Darvocet.

The first glimpse:
72 Hours after surgery

One Week - looking good!

Friday, November 21, 2008

What's the word?

What's the word?
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
If you were laying down under this sign... it would be "Word up."

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Read the label.

Read the label.
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
6" Weiner Buns.
Made me laugh.
Made my wife laugh too.. she asked me to snap this shot.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Manna From Heaven

Manna From Heaven
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
Good stuff.... really.. really good stuff.
If you're in the area... meet folks for lunch here.

Manna From Heaven Restaurant.
602 W Center St
Kyle, TX 78640.
(512) 268-6900.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Here's another shot from the Nov. 1 Dia De Los Muertos party in Kyle.

There was a long fence with drawings from local schoolkiddos... really cute stuff (if death is cute).

Sunday, November 09, 2008

I've often heard....

Street shot
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
If you need a friend, buy a dog.
Looks like it works.

(taken at the Dia De Los Muertos event on 11/1)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Turkey for Life!

Turkey for Life!
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
One of the local newspaper's in Kyle is the Hay's Free Press... this is Editor Beth Nelson posing with a Turkey. They turkey is from the Hays Area Food Bank, and she was promoting the "Turkey's Tackling Hunger" Thanksgiving Fundraiser -

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Kyle United Methodist Church New Life Center - #14 in the series

A makeshift Cross
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
The drywall folks put this makeshift cross up at the Kyle United Methodist Church New Life Center as they worked on the interior of the building. After everything that has gone on during the building of this new construction, they felt compelled to do so. I thought it was a very nice touch.

You can see my tracking of the New Life Center being built by visiting #13 in the series and clicking backwards or clicking the photo below.

Here's the latest shot of the exterior I took in August.. (I really need to take a November shot... LOTS has been done.

KUMC New Life Center 080608

Time for Christmas

Time for Christmas
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
Taken on 11/1/08 - Downtown Kyle is already putting up the Christmas decor... I got a giggle out of this one... it reads "DAYS TO GO" with a blank for the days... should they put up "48" since as of today (11/6) that's how many days until Christmas?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Spencer Thomas Band rocked the street at the Dia De Los Muertos party...

Spencer Thomas Band

Spencer Thomas Band

Spencer Thomas Band


Not sure how this happened, but I was given the "Kreativ Blogger Award" from Saretta of the Molfetta, Italy Daily Photo. Neat!

So... I was also asked to list 6 things that made me happy.

1. My wife and children
2. Writing
3. Photography
4. Live Music
5. Eating at a good hole-in-the-wall restaurant with a friend
6. Sandra Boynton childrens books

Here are the rules for the Kreativ Blogger Award:

1. The winner may put the logo on her blog. (done)

2. Put a link to the person you received the award from. (done)

3. Nominate 5 blogs and put links to the blogs.

1. The Brookville Daily photo is daily photo blog out of Ohio. Abraham Lincoln is the photographer. Great photos and it's always nice to get a message from him.

2. Austin, Texas: this is the city I work and play in... and own a monthly entertainment magazine called INsite. I just came across this daily photo blog... which has me wondering if I need to update my Daily Photo Blog list... (the answer is yes)

3-5: Three Other Daily Photo Blogs from bloggers who have nice shots and have visited me over the last month...
Isle Of Man
Ystad, Sweden
Knoxville, TN

Monday, November 03, 2008

Here's some shots from Saturday's grand opening of the Old Town Gift Emporium.
The business is a mix-match of local and area artisans who lease space inside the store in order to sell their wares. There's some really neat art and clothing inside. It is located in the heart of the "downtown square" in Kyle and really makes the area have that small town feel. I hope they can make a go of this place. I'm pretty excited about it.

Love the sign
"Unattended Children will be given an expresso and a free puppy." Awesome.

From the Right.

Old Town Gift Emporium
From the Left.

Old Town Gift Emporium
Some of the jewelry.

John and Michelle Hawn (Owners)
John and Michelle Hawn (Owners) stand outside their store.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Feliz Dia De Los Muertos
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
The Old Town Gift Emporium opened up on 11/1 in downtown Kyle, Texas with a big Dia De Los Muertos celebration. Lots of fun... booths... music... good times. Here's one of the folks who dressed up for the occasion. Dia De Los Muertos is spanish for "Day of the Dead" and it's a holiday celebrated mainly in Mexico where people pray for and remember friends and relatives who have died. (


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