Friday, October 27, 2017

Not To Be Ignored......for Friday's Fences

I know I've mentioned Posted Signs before,
 in writing about fences.

The sign has seen better days....
Here, in Texas, I will still take this one seriously.

And, if you might still have a wee bit of doubt,
 this should convince you.

Beyond the fence, hay bales as far as the eye can see...
all from the last cutting of the year.
I'm not sure what the owner is protecting,
 unless it's from unwanted deer hunters, that would venture
 in the background woods. 

Besides the last hay cutting....
early autumn brings a profusion of color,
 with the wildflower Bidens aristosa.

In these parts, the common name is Tickweed...
one most of us recognize.

As always,
 I try to leave you with good thoughts for the coming week end.
Strive for...
 "The Best One Ever"
Meggie Mac

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Fresh Look After the Rain Falls.....for Monday's Country Backroads

My camera skills consist of "point and click".
 In spite of that, often I'm lucky enough to capture some nice photos.
What I believe I do have is an eye for composition.
The above photo came about yesterday,
 while traveling to a neighboring town....
through a driving rain storm.
The rain passed, and the sky began to lighten enough
 to get a few quick shots near The Bluff.
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to remind yourself of The Bluff...
a spot I frequently photograph.
You can see the beauty in the background....
as the trees rise up the back side of The Bluff. we are again with a new week before us.
The possibilities are endless....
Meggie Mac
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Friday, October 20, 2017

A Simple Country Photo....for Friday Fences

Maybe yes, and maybe not so simple....
There is much to see in this photo, that might first be overlooked.
The wheel, incorporated in the metal entrance fence,
is what first got my attention to photograph.
Then, you see the typical and so familiar cedar post and barbed wire fencing,
 attached to the entrance.
There is a line of thick woods just beyond the cleared grazing land.
A few cattle are lazily grazing, in the cool of the morning.
But, on a second look at my photo, what jumped of the page,
 are the two red dots.
Familiar to you ?
They are 3 inch double sided reflectors,
that show up when your headlights shine on them.
It's funny how something so simple as 2 red dots on a photo,
can jog the memory....
to my moving to the country, so long ago.
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if you would like to see some of those first photos
 of renovating the farm house.
I had given up my life in the city, bought a dilapidated old farm,
with an overgrown nearly invisible driveway.
One of the first things after mowing the tall prairie grass,
was to install two reflectors, so I wouldn't miss the driveway after dark.
The week end is upon us.....with reflectors in mind,
See your way to a wonderful time.
Meggie Mac
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Monday, October 16, 2017

A Different Kind of Autumn Coloring...for Monday's Country Backroads

Autumn, in my part of Texas, moves in quietly.
Colors do change,
but in more muted colors like you see in my photo.
Even the flowers in the garden breathe a sigh of relief,
 as the evening coolness lingers until late morning.
The tall grasses come back to life
 and green appears again.
And the rust of metal barns seem to deepen in color.
It's Monday and....
 we all have a chance to start over with a new week.
Enjoy it.
Meggie Mac
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Wide Open Spaces, Land That I Love....for Friday's Fences

This is my reward for getting an early start...
 The camera says it all...
So, why would I ever consider tweaking this photo.
You must be ready for the changes....
it takes only moments to go from this photo to the first photo.
Did you notice, in all three photos, the two kissing fence posts?
The week end is almost here.
Share it with someone special...
Meggie Mac
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Monday, October 9, 2017

Who Says I Can't Fish Here.... for Monday's Country Backroads

 It's so tempting on this early Monday morning,
especially since I don't see a "Posted" sign.
So have some fun this week.
Go find a fence.... and climb over.
Meggie Mac

Sunday, October 8, 2017

A Church Once Rolled on Logs...for InSPIREd Sunday

Can you imagine a building this size moved by rolling logs under it?
That is exactly what happened in 1873.
Of course, in 1873, the car and truck traffic was not an issue.
But, I live on this prairie....
 and I know these rolling hills must have been a challenge,
 for a move such as this.
Using the name Union Church, from 1885-1913,
several faiths shared this sanctuary.
It was reorganized in 1927 as First Baptist Church.
(Information obtained from:  )
So you are curious why there is a sign "Not An Entrance"...
I was, too.
Fortunately while I was taking the photographs, someone stepped outside the church.
It was the music director.
She was kind enough to give me a quick tour inside and explain the sign on the door.
The old church building is now being used as their Fellowship Hall,
 with entrance through the new construction.
What a wonderful way to tie the two buildings together.
While touring...she said the bell,
still in the old bell tower,
 is rung on Sunday morning.
The windows also remain in the 1800's structure.
The newest construction is where the Sunday Morning Services are held.
Enjoy your Sunday...
Meggie Mac
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Friday, October 6, 2017

Chicken on the Run....for Friday's Fences

It seems one chicken has escaped....
 from the fencing of this back garden area.
Have you tried to photograph an excited chicken on the loose?
Trust me when I say, it is not easy
keeping up with one, through your camera lense.
I imagine the rain shower, from earlier in the day,
had the bugs out in full form.
I'm surprised the others didn't find a way out too.
In the meantime,
Miss Henrietta Chick
has given me her backside.
I guess that is my cue to drive away.
Meggie Mac
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Monday, October 2, 2017

Hello October...for Monday's Country Backroads

"A Bend in the Road is not the end of the Road...
Unless you fail to make the turn."
Author Unknown
October is here,
 and it's the beginning of a new week....
 let's take it easy and enjoy the ride.
Meggie Mac
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Flatonia Texas United Methodist Church for InSPIREd Sunday

The United Methodist Church, a well-kept white framed church, is located in
Flatonia Texas, a small community of about 1,300 people.
This was the only stained glass I could see.
The Texas Historical plaque provided the only history I could find on the church.
 Even the historical plaque seems vague using these words, "Founded about 1855".
I'm thinking first came the tree...then, the sidewalk.
Nice to see how they saved the tree
Before closing with this post,
I would like you to check (Czech) out the heritage
 of many of the residents.
With the Czech heritage in abundance here, 
 the Czech language has been passed down through the generations, as is
 in most of the towns that surround where I live.
Nearly 100 early settlements in Texas had Czech names,
with half still in existence today.
The Czhilispiel Festival
 has a very interesting story of how it was started,
 to fund a local student's medical education.
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to read about it.
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