Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday's Country Back Roads...Decades Old and Well Used

 
Even with the obvious aging of a once well used barn,
 I still find beauty, captured with my camera.
 
One of the many things I have learned from my country life, is that if you will slow down and give it a chance, the countryside will fold its arms around you and give you comfort....and, lots of joy.
 
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Sometimes it's something as simple as an old marble,
lost long ago,
 and found while digging in the garden.
 
 
So....my dear readers,
 give it a try.
 
Breathe easy and discover what you might be missing.
Meggie Mac
 
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Simple Beauty....for Friday's Fences

 
Sharing my early morning spot with you, my dear readers.....
a little taste of the land I love so much.
 
The camera captured this early hour, with me directing the camera to the east.
It is still cool this morning and the air is filled with the scent of cut grass.
 
The trees rising 220 feet, in the background, are part of the area called The Bluff. Click  HERE  to read another story about the area. Or look at my tags on the right side of the page, and click on The Bluff.
 
 
Large round bales of hay lined up....
Ready to feed the cattle in the winter months.
 
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Hope your Friday is off to a good start...
Meggie Mac
 
 
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Monday, August 24, 2015

Dewy Foliage for Monday's Country Back Roads

 
Maybe Autumn is just around the corner....
The mornings now have a slight bit of fog, to burn off.
 
In less than a half hour.....back to blue skies. 
Meggie Mac
 
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Friday, August 21, 2015

Not Much Chance of Climbing This Fence.... for Friday's Fence.

 
I must say an unusual fence....not like one I have seen before.
 
 
Time seems to have chipped away at the top edge, giving it a "battle-worn" look.
Privacy must have been the primary goal.
 
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It reminds me of the outer wall of Urquhart Castle...
taken when I was on holiday in Scotland, October, 2013.
Meggie Mac
 
 
Linking with Theresa at Run a Round Ranch.
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Monday, August 17, 2015

Careful Now....There's a Tree on Monday's Country Back Roads

 
You must admire a town that values their trees so much....
by building the road around it.
 
Surprisingly, there are several small towns, near where I live, that do the same thing.
 
It's the start of another wonderful week, dear readers.
Enjoy yourself.
Meggie Mac

Friday, August 14, 2015

A Fence to Withstand the Test of Time...for Friday Fences

 
Taken in account of the weight of these vintage posts....
 One can only wonder if they were poured-in-place.
 
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I was so fascinated with their size, that I had to photograph all three sides of the property.
 
 
The Georgian Style Home is equally impressive.
 
My youngest daughter and I found the home in the small town of Navasota Texas.
 
 
Hmmmm....
I wonder if this is an invitation, for me, to drop in for afternoon tea ?
Meggie Mac
 
 
Joining today with
 Theresa at the Run a Round Ranch.
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Renovations Have Begun in Earnest !!

 
When a truck like this arrives in the early morning....
you know there are about to be some serious renovations for the day.
 
Most of the older homes, in my area of Texas, were built on a pier and beam system. As is so often, an older home can be in it's original state of construction.
This is the case for my newly purchased 1930's Craftsman Bungalow.
 
 
Shortly after the first hour of work, this is what it looked like. The crew has removed the bottom skirting.
Before the day is over, many new piers will be added in the center of the home. They will dig deeply in the earth and add the piers, plus re-setting the old ones.
 
I'm so lucky to have the contacts of a 3rd Generation House Leveler. The owners' Grandfather started the business. He now has a nephew (4th generation) working for him.
 
I recently saw a sigh that said:
"If you think an Expert is Expensive....
First try hiring an Amateur."
Meggie Mac 
 

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