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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