October 2013

There are 4 blog entries for October 2013.

Along the King William Reach

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 8:53am. 2,826 Views, 0 Comments.

King William - San Antonio

by Celia Hayes

Pioneer Flour Mill - Southtown - San Antonio by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comBack Gardens at the King William Reach - San Antnoio by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comWe had reason to go downtown the weekend before last; we were baffled of our intent to park in the big lot opposite the federal building on Durango/Cesar Chavez. It is most usually free and only a short walk into Exposition Park, the Alamo Plaza and La Villita from there, but the beer festival in Exposition Park baffled us of that intent, and so we parked in the structure at Commerce and North Presa. At $12 for three hours we decided to make a day of it, and do something daring and reckless so that my daughter could cross it off her bucket list. She has always wanted to go in and eat at Schilo's Delicatessen, but every time before, we were defeated by a wait for a table 45 minutes long, or a tight schedule,

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Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market

Monday, October 14th, 2013 at 10:33am. 5,762 Views, 0 Comments.

Quarry Market, San Antonio by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.com Goat Milk Soap and Salve by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.com

The Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market

 by Celia Hayes

Squash and Tomatoes by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comFresh Squeezed Orange Delight by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comIt's one of my habits – established when we lived in Athens in the early 1980s – going to the local street or farmer's market.  It was the custom of the country that every neighborhood had a day of the week, when a three or four-block length of one of the main streets in the suburb would be blocked off, and the local vendors and farmers would set up two rows of booths and sell to the community, beginning just before dawn and continuing through midday. It was usually seasonal fruits and vegetables, and each little booth pretty much specialized in one item – lemons, or artichokes on long stalks, or potatoes with patches of the damp soil they had been grown in still clinging to them. There was

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Mission Reach

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 9:48am. 3,935 Views, 0 Comments.

Mission Reach - Waterworks by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.com Mission Reaach - Egret on the Bank by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.com

River Fun Down the Mission Reach

by Celia Hayes

Mission Reach - Waterworks Return Journey by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.com

It is one of those grand civic plans to extend the Riverwalk from downtown towards the north and south – especially to the south to connect up all the ancient missions once established on the banks of the San Antonio River. The original section of the Riverwalk, which together with the Alamo itself is San Antonio's primary claim to touristic fame, was just the very beginning. After all, San Antonio was established where it was because of the river... and for a long while in the last century, the river itself – aside from the landscaped stretch in downtown - was little better than a storm drain, running through industrial areas or at the back of commercial establishments.

Mission Reach Trail 1 by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comMission Reach - Kayacking by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comBut the Riverwalk

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Urban Critters

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 at 8:18pm. 1,672 Views, 0 Comments.

Critters in the City

by Celia Hayes

Creekbed with Egret by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comA good few years ago I had a project for a college class in ecology, a topic that I already knew a good bit about, thanks to Dad. Yea, my bretheren and sisteren, at that time, the whole concept of ecology was a brand new and shiny one, with that nice fresh concept smell to it. Dad, being the working research biologist, had introduced us it ages before – when we were in grade school, as a matter of fact. My class project involved finding out about nominally wild animals living in the city. In that pre-internet and search-engine day this involved a daisy chain of phone calls, beginning with the city animal control office, until I wound up talking to (IIRC) a gentlemen at the Bureau of Land Management, who kept

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