Archive for November, 2017

“Our” Heron

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

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“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!