Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Bluebonnets Up Close and Personal

Texans take great pride in the bluebonnet. It blooms in March and April, and is gone by May, but Ooooooh, while it is in bloom, we celebrate. There are bluebonnet photo contests, and lots and lots of folks stopping to wade through roadside blankets of blue to take pictures of their children sitting in the patches of flowers. 

I am just like so many other Texans with a camera in my hand, down on my knees to get as close as possible to the beauteous blue blooms. Here are a few shots to prove it!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Texas Bluebonnets and Budding Leaves

It's been a while since I posted. Time to get back in gear and share some of the beauty of God's creation as I see it through the lens of my camera.

Spring time is fabulous when we have had enough rain. This year, the bluebonnets have covered hills and roadsides throughout the state.

I'm looking forward to sharing some more in the next few days.

God bless you and yours,
Nancy K.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Looking Up….Seguin Downtown Facades That Deserve a Second Glance

Seguin is like a precious jewel hidden just off the busy interstate, rich with history, populated by fine folks who built beautiful buildings that deserve a second glance. I enjoy walking around the main streets downtown with my camera, and I am always looking for another way to capture the feel of the city I love. Without any extra unneeded comments, here are a few shots taken while trekking from Court, down North Austin, up Gonzalez, to North River, and back to Court Street.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Walking Down Gonzales Street on a Sunny Day

I had a few minutes to myself while downtown, yesterday, so I spent it walking around the old buildings. Since I had not been down Gonzales Street for a while, and the sun was in the right position for the buildings of interest, I started on Court Street, headed north on Austin Street for one block, and came to Gonzales Street. 

Gonzales is not a long street, and traffic can only go in one direction. It is a good street to walk, though. One of the main attractions is the closest thing to an old pub, The Oak Tavern, founded in 1935. It is the second oldest bar in Texas, according to their web page. 

The upstairs windows have some interesting decoration, don't you think?

Across the street, there is a very tiny alley that leads to the back entrances to some of the downtown businesses. You can see the front of the Oak from the alley. You can also see the red brick wall with the tiny rectangular window on the left.

I would love to know why it has tiny little windows with bars across them. This window looks like it should belong to an old-timer jail, I think. Anyone out there who knows the history, please send me an email. It would be great to find out some more about these windows.

On the corner of Gonzales and River Street, there is a set of black wrought iron stairs. The building is painted brick orange, so the color contrast is striking.  Looking up toward the sky reminds of the old 60's rock song, "Stairway to Heaven."

 Finally, I leave you with a ground-level view of River Street that I took while standing on the corner of Gonzales and River Streets.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

1953 Chevy Pick Up Shined Up For the Parade

 Here's a little car eye-candy for those of you who love vintage automobiles. This is a 1953 Chevy Pick Up, a gorgeous shiny red dream of a pick up, one that must catch the eyes of anyone who spots it as it if the owner ever drives it around town. Wouldn't you love to cruise up to the local hamburger joint in this beauty?

I spotted it parked along College Street before the annual Guadalupe County Fair Parade, a couple of weeks ago.

I took a few pictures, including some where I bent over and held the camera at ground level. Wow, the front bumper is shiny enough to qualify as a mirror….

The interiors of cars made a generation ago are works of art. This one is a fine example of design and functionality merging and forming something classy.