Archive for the 'Hill Country' Category

Gruene Hall and Watertower

Posted in Architecture, Backroads, Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on January 16th, 2018 by judy

Gruene Hall in Evening

This is Gruene Hall and watertower with a lovely sky. This is said to be the oldest continuously operating dance hall in Texas, apparently still pretty much just as it always was.  Photos of this building are always marred by power lines.  I did remove a few that went right through the sky…

Gristmill Restaurant Bar

Posted in Architecture, Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on January 11th, 2018 by judy

Gristmill Bar

The bar at Gristmill Restaurant in Gruene, Texas. This restaurant is in a very old brick building, the sort of decor you really only see in Texas…  No, AC, heating by radiant heaters and a couple of large fireplaces. Lots of fun!

Pedernales Electric Holiday Lights

Posted in Hill Country, Texas on December 22nd, 2017 by judy

Pedernales Electric Display in Johnson City

“A PEC tradition, our Johnson City headquarters are illuminated with lights throughout the holiday season. More than 1.2 million LED lights are brightening up our office building and the surrounding oak trees.

Members and guests are welcome to come and enjoy the light display, take photos and help us spread holiday cheer. The lights are on every day – 6 p.m. to midnight – Friday, November 24 through Jan. 1.”

Holiday Lights

Posted in Hill Country, Texas on December 22nd, 2017 by judy

Pedernales Electric Display

Pedernales Electric holiday display in Johnson City, TX

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.

Texas Pride Barbecue

Posted in Architecture, Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on September 29th, 2017 by judy

Texas Pride Barbecue

Stopped for barbecue on the way from Rockport to Wimberley…

Tiny buds

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Texas on May 5th, 2017 by judy

Tiny buds

I like to photograph flowers, especially features that I think people may not have noticed. The small flowers are easy to miss and difficult to photograph. I often find things after the fact that I didn’t notice, like a tiny spider. In this case I’m not sure if I noticed the water droplets.

Allium

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Texas on April 25th, 2017 by judy

Onion / garlic family

Allium, onion/garlic family. This was taken at Rio Bonito, along the Blanco River, during Wimberley Arts Fest. Some flowers wow us by growing in masses, like fields of bluebonnets or fields of blanket flowers. Others are not so spectacular in the large, but very beautiful in their details. There are at least two bugs in this photograph, which of course I did not see when I was taking the picture.

Trattoria Lisina Bar

Posted in Architecture, Hill Country on March 12th, 2017 by judy

Trattoria Lisina Bar

Trattoria Lisina bar, Driftwood, TX.

Old Jars Redux

Posted in Hill Country, Old and rusty on January 4th, 2017 by judy

old-jars-play

This is another take on my “Old Jars” photograph. The original was “straight”. This one has some textures applied to it.