Mobil Magnolia Service Station

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on December 6th, 2017 by judy

Magnolia Mobil Station

This is the old Mobil Magnolia Service Station in Gonzales, Texas. Here’s a bit of history of Magnolia Petroleum Company.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_Petroleum_Company

Chapel, Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía

Posted in Architecture, Backroads, Old and rusty, Texas on December 4th, 2017 by judy

Chapel, Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía

Chapel, Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía, Goliad, TX. The Presidio is across the river from Goliad State Park with its wonderful reconstructed mission (thanks to the CCC).

Mural

This is the fresco in Our Lady of Loreto Chapel at Presidio La bahia in Goliad, TX. The chapel was built in 1779. The fresco was painted in 1946.

Chapel

And looking toward the entrance.

“Our” Heron

Posted in Animals, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on November 20th, 2017 by judy

Our-Heron-2

“Our” heron visited us this morning in Rockport! S/he is not very happy with us since our dock disappeared. S/he prefers an actual dock to a post or the seawall, and our neighbor has dock remnants that suffice. But today s/he’s out hunting in our yard again, on the seawall. Looks a little cold… and forgot to comb its hair this morning…

Impression of an old tractor

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas on November 17th, 2017 by judy

Impression of an old tractor

I found this tractor in Oakville, TX.

Whizzerville

Posted in Architecture, Backroads, Old and rusty, Texas on November 16th, 2017 by judy

McMahon Texas

McMahan, Texas. It was once called Whizzerville, which is why the other building in town says it’s Whizzerville…
 
“In 1914 the McMahan community had two general stores and seventy-five residents; much of the local economy was based on goats, cattle, sorghum, and cotton.”
 
https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlm48

Lost in Time

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas on November 15th, 2017 by judy

Lost in time

More from Oakville, Texas.

Tractor Memories

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas on November 15th, 2017 by judy

Tractor Memories

This was taken in Oakville, TX. Oakville was established in 1856 but began to decline after the railroad line bypassed it. The county seat was moved to George West in 1919. The courthouse is gone but the old limestone jailhouse is still standing. The town was recently rejuvenated as a tourist attraction, but, sadly, that doesn’t seem to be active now.

Playing around with the Queen

Posted in Animals, Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Texas on November 8th, 2017 by judy

Queen Butterfly

Queen Butterfly on Lantana.  Wimberley, TX.

Monarch Butterfly on Lantana

Posted in Animals, Flowers and Plants, Texas on November 8th, 2017 by judy

Monarch Butterfly

I’ve been chasing butterflies.  I just love it when the Monarchs show up!

Texas Pride Barbecue

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on October 30th, 2017 by judy

Texas Pride barbecue with motorcycles

Texas Pride Barbecue with motorcycles. Great barbecue, great antiques! It’s in Adkins, TX.