Monday, January 1, 2018

Monday, November 27, 2017

Returning Home Through a National Forest...for Monday's Country Backroads

Today's Country Backroads are from my Thanksgiving travels,
 back to the Prairie.
I decided to take some backroads
 through the Sam Houston National Forest.
It's a beautiful drive, with very few places to pull off the road
 and photograph.
There are four (4) national forests in the state of Texas.
This particular one, established in 1936,
 has 163,045 acres.
Evidence of human occupation, in these forest lands,
 has been found dating back 12,000 years.
In more recent times,
it was home to the Atakapa-speaking native Americans.
The Thanksgiving Holiday has now become a memory.
It's Monday, the beginning of a new week....
with December just around the bend.
Meggie Mac

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Last Slice of Pumpkin Pie Has Been Eaten....Homeward Bound

So our holiday is coming to a close...
last look as the day light fades away.
Two grandchildren...
indulging  their grandmother and her camera,
 one last time.
I'll be going back to The Prairie,
and they will return to Florida.
Holidays... over too soon.
Meggie Mac

Friday, November 24, 2017

Saving a Tree Taken To a New Level ....for Friday Fences

  I could see how it would be easier to build the fence around the tree.
 I have never been comfortable with removing
 a living tree. 
My family and I are still enjoying our holiday time together.
Two more days to taste what it is like to live on a lake.
A view of last evening....right after sunset.
Meggie Mac
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

A Very Grateful Thanksgiving.....for Thankful Thursday

I'm sitting here this early morning,
 before all the  activities begin....
No, this is not The Prairie.
I have rented a lake house for Thanksgiving.
Isn't this a perfect spot for morning coffee,
on this crisp cool November morning ?
I am so very grateful for my loving family....
while missing my youngest daughter,
who is studying abroad.
I hope today finds you,
my dear readers,
surrounded with the love of family and friends.
Happy Thanksgiving !
Meggie Mac
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 Thankful Thursday posts.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Dubina Texas Historical Painted Church.. ...for InSPIREd Sunday

It's easy to be inspired when walking the land around one of
The Painted Churches,
all within close proximity of my home.
Although the community population is only 44,
there is a Sunday Mass.
Anytime I have out of town guests,
I manage a tour of several of these churches.
The hand-painted interiors are exquisite.
As you can see, it is a remote location.
When you enter, the sky blue ceiling immediately catches your eye.
There are hundreds of tiny gold stars,
 hand-painted on the ceiling.
If you would like to see more of the interior,
please click HERE
There are more photos to share with you,
 from a previous post.
The doors are always open for viewing....but, at certain times of the day,
 a gate is placed before the inside entrance.
Such was the case today.
I had to literally lie flat on the floor,
place my camera lens through the bars,
to capture the above photo.
I would say it was well worth it....
Enjoy your Sunday.
Meggie Mac
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Friday, November 17, 2017

The Athletic Spirit Is Alive and Well...for Friday's Fences

How an ordinary chain link fence can become a work of art..
 or simply a way to identify a spot.
Over the years, I have probably passed by this fence hundreds of times.
It's located in a small community about 10 miles away from my home.
And, if you have been following me for very long, you know I have photographed Weimer's churches, a baseball field honoring our veterans....and the list goes on.
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to view my post about the baseball field
honoring our Veterans.
Proudly showing the communities' name....
and Wildcats, their mascot.
The athletic field, for the school district, is a real beauty.
I wouldn't want to test the signs' meaning.
After all, this is small town Texas.
When I took the photos,
I wanted to demonstrate how windy it was....
It also was about 42 degrees,
 with a wind chill in the high 30's.
As so often in photographing,
it's when I edit them that I notice other interesting things.
We are a county and state with many trucks.
The parking area demonstrates that fact.
I see 7 trucks to 3 cars.
I think that ratio about says it all.
I didn't want to leave out our gals....
The Weimer LadyCats
have their very own baseball field.
Enjoy your family and friends,
 with the upcoming week end.
Meggie Mac
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