So here we have another batch of pics taken on bike rides. Most of these date from the first six weeks of this year, though one was taken a couple of summers back. (Here are the previous installments.)

Here's a snow-cone push-cart I found parked behind Jimmy's Ice House in the Heights...


I am a sucker for Shipley's signs. This one on Ella is my second-favorite. The one on Bissonnet near Bayland Park is the best. 


In the Med Center I found this real pelican... 


....a few days after I saw this fake one in Midtown.


 Giant roosters, David Adickes patriot-banana, etc.


 Airline Drive: lots of little Santa Muertes....


 ...and one great big Santa Muerte.


 Burgers, cheap vodka, and sudden death at Durham and 610. 


I came upon this sinister scene in Cottage Grove, across the street from newly-opened Weirdo Video.


Miami Garden, 9540 Kempwood: the gaudiest and trippiest apartment complex entrance in all of Houston. See it at night, when the palms are illuminated.

Here are a couple more from what is left of the Cottage Grove barrio, currently undergoing terrifyingly rapid transformation to something more like Condo Canyons.


This guy makes me think of a composite of Groucho and Chico Marx...


One of the twin cast-iron cobras of Cottage Grove terrifies my daughter, Harriet.


The Dead Palms of North Montrose, described by Ray Redding Jr. as "either a poor man's James Surls installation or an homage to True Detective."


We'll close with the gnaughtiest gnome in Shady Acres...



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