Monday, October 5, 2015

Cooler Temperatures for a Drive on Monday's Country Back Roads

There are no shortages of red barns on the prairie.
As nice as this one is, I still can't help but wonder where are the windows...
Looking closer, I see it is open on the side, near the bottom.

Yellow daisy-like wildflowers
 have come alive in September and October.
Look at those ears....
And, so very photogenic !
Happy Monday
Meggie Mac
Linking with Tom, The Backroads Traveller
on The Barn Collective
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to view barns from around the world.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Beautiful Church in Small Town Texas... for InSPIREd Sunday

Yesterday, while traveling to the nearest building supply store, I had some extra time to photograph a church that I pass every time I take this road. 
I would have to say...
 it has the most unusual bell tower, in the area.
This gives you a better perspective of it's size and how it is mounted in the ground.

I've tweaked the photo by taking out all the color,
 except for the bell.
Click on the photo for a better look.

The church has a very interesting history...that began in 1900.
A quote from the church history page....
" German and Czech pioneers, many of whom were first generation Americans, longed to have a place of worship for their families wherein they could worship as they desired." 
If you are interested in reading more,
Click HERE  

Even though the window has a reflection from the double glass,
 you can still see the beautiful shapes
 and color blue in the design.
The church truly has some unique elements,
like this deep-set alcove in the upper part of the sanctuary.
Meggie Mac
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Friday, October 2, 2015

One of My Favorite Spots....for Friday Fences

If you are looking for some quiet time...
I suggest a visit to The Bluff
Standing in the shade of the trees,
 the over-look below is spectacular.
Do you see the Colorado River below?
There is no admission charge to this
beautiful Texas State Park. of my favorite words.
Meggie Mac
Joining with Theresa at The Run Around Ranch
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to view other fences from around the world

Monday, September 28, 2015

Ride Along with Me on Monday's Country Back Roads

The roads I enjoy the most are the narrow ones....
 without a marked center line.

Camera beside me...
All I need to do is pick a spot
and park my truck.

Off in the far distance, I can see where oil is being drilled.

Zooming in...I see a metal barn, nestled in the trees.

Click on photo for a better view

I do love to catch the background in layers.
See how the colors change
 until they are almost the color of the sky.

Off to my left, I see what might have been a small home, built a very long time ago.

It appears to be boarded up....possibly now being used as a barn.

A new week is before us.
Make the most of it, dear readers.
Meggie Mac

Linking today with Tom, The Backroads Traveller
You won't be disappointed...Tom is a wonderful photographer.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

St Michael Catholic Church for InSPIREd Sunday

While photographing the Veterans Memorial Baseball Park (my previous post), I saw St Michael Catholic Church in the distance.
You will remember what I wrote about Weimer...
a small town with a population of 2,000.
Originally, in 1888, St Michael Church was started as a mission.
The current building was built in 1913.
The European heritage of the towns' Czech and German immigrants,
is reflected in the Gothic Revival architecture.
Click HERE
if you would like to read more about St Michael Church history.
Click on each photo for a closer look
It was a perfect day to photograph...
May you, my dear readers,
 have a Restful Sunday
Meggie Mac
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Friday, September 25, 2015

For the Love of Baseball on Friday's Fences

Here is a small Texas town, population 2,000.... 
known for it's love of baseball !
There are no shortages of fencing to photograph at a baseball park.
A real tribute to our veterans......
Click HERE
to read about the naming of the baseball field
 and the town's baseball history.
Each side of the entrance gates, has a mural painted directly on the wood fencing.
Click on Photo to get a closer look
Lighting that soars high in the sky...
 for those perfect Texas evening summer games.
Another fence view, with Home Plate in the background.
Much to my surprise,
 one of my photos caught a baseball,
 left behind from a recent game.
Meggie Mac
Joining today with Theresa at Run Around Ranch.
to view other fences from around the world.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Early Morning Sunrise for InSPIREd Sunday

The early morning light was trying to break through the clouds,
 when I first arrived at the Cedar Cemetery.
Setting high on a hill, the views of the countryside are spectacular.
As you can see, everything was in shadows.
There are many old markers and fences to capture in a photograph.
Click on photo for a better view
Including trees that have been there a long time.
Even though I came for the peace and solitude this morning,
 I did photograph a few of the older grave stones.
And the metal fences are picture perfect.
May your Sunday be filled with friends and family.
Meggie Mac
Joining with InSPIREd Sunday
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 and other religious buildings from around the world.
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