Archive for the 'Hill Country' Category

Utility decoration

Posted in Architecture, Hill Country, Texas on October 26th, 2016 by judy

Utility decoration

Murals are common in this part of Texas, and it is also common for businesses to try to draw attention away from their ugly utility meters and other distracting objects with decoration. This is the back of a building in New Braunfels.

Grungy Gruene

Posted in Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on October 2nd, 2016 by judy

Grungy Gruene

This is a corner of Gruene, Texas that I particularly like – appropriately rusty metal roofs, old wood, even a Texas flag, and best of all yellow bell blooming.  For those who don’t know, the town name, Gruene, means green in German and is pronounced Green.

Price of Barbados

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country on September 3rd, 2016 by judy

Pride of Barbados

These striking flowers are called Pride of Barbados or Red Bird of Paradise or probably other things as well. These particular instances are growing at the side of the Visitors Center in Wimberley. I could not resist capturing them!

Driftwood Store at Night

Posted in Architecture, Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on August 18th, 2016 by judy

Driftwood Store at Night

Driftwood, Texas.

Beautiful Blanco

Posted in Hill Country, Infrared, Landscapes, Water on August 16th, 2016 by judy


Infrared photograph of the Blanco River before the floods of 2015.

Island in the River

Posted in B&W, Hill Country, Infrared, Landscapes, Texas, Water on August 15th, 2016 by judy


This is an infrared photograph of the Blanco River before the flood. I call it “Island in the River.” I have not checked if this island is still there. Intended to go to the river today, but it’s wet… very wet… Wimberley, TX

Wine grapes

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Texas on July 29th, 2016 by judy

Vineyard tour

These are wine grapes just starting to turn.  This photograph was taken on a vineyard tour at Driftwood Winery.

Cypress Reflections

Posted in Hill Country, Nature, Texas, Water on May 21st, 2016 by judy

Cypress Reflections

Cypress Creek taken at Blue Hole in Wimberley, processed to convey the mood I felt when I took the photograph.  This is one of the most beautiful places in Wimberley.  Plus, in summer, a swimming hole!

Cypress Knees

Posted in Hill Country, Nature, Texas on May 10th, 2016 by judy

Cypress Knees at Aquarena Springs

Cypress Knees at Aquarena Springs, Spring 2011

Firewheel with Bee

Posted in Animals, Flowers and Plants, Hill Country on May 1st, 2016 by judy

Fire Wheel with Bee

Blanket flower, Firewheel, Gaillardia — all names for this beautiful flower that is blooming nearly everywhere, it seems, in the Hill Country now.  It’s also good to see a bee.  A real bee.  They seem to have become so rare…