Cypress Creek

Posted in Hill Country, Landscapes, Nature, Texas, Water on October 28th, 2016 by judy

Pre Garden Tour Garden Tour

A view of Cypress Creek in Wimberley… The river and Cypress Creek are two of the many wonderful things about Wimberley. Cypress Creek flows out of Jacob’s Well and increased use of groundwater in the area with the area’s growth threatens our wonderful environment. Water is precious — don’t waste it!

White irises

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Home, Texas on October 27th, 2016 by judy

White iris

White irises. I so love irises!

Utility decoration

Posted in Architecture, Hill Country, Texas on October 26th, 2016 by judy

Utility decoration

Murals are common in this part of Texas, and it is also common for businesses to try to draw attention away from their ugly utility meters and other distracting objects with decoration. This is the back of a building in New Braunfels.

Cuero, Texas

Posted in Architecture, Texas on October 25th, 2016 by judy

Cuero Street Scene

Cuero, Texas, street scene. We often pass through this town to get to our place in Rockport. It’s also the town with the antique auto renovation shop… For months this corner has been a construction zone. Those are new stop lights and street signs, but probably also other work. Finally most of it is gone and I took a picture. There was only one yellow and white barrier to remove at the corner… So I guess there is still some work going on.
I was wondering if these buildings had never been “modernized” or if they had been returned to their turn of the century original design. Note the row of little windows above the canopy on the middle building to provide light for the store interior.

Mom’s Bait Shop

Posted in Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on October 7th, 2016 by judy

Mom's Bait Shop

Lovely day in Rockport, Texas!

Sunset in the east

Posted in Skies, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on October 2nd, 2016 by judy


Last night’s sunset facing east, opposite the sunset, 7 pm, Rockport, Texas. Beautiful pink and blue. When you watch a sunset, don’t forget to turn around and see what’s behind you!

Grungy Gruene

Posted in Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on October 2nd, 2016 by judy

Grungy Gruene

This is a corner of Gruene, Texas that I particularly like – appropriately rusty metal roofs, old wood, even a Texas flag, and best of all yellow bell blooming.  For those who don’t know, the town name, Gruene, means green in German and is pronounced Green.

Yellow Rose in the Sunlight

Posted in Flowers and Plants on September 20th, 2016 by judy

Yellow Rose in the Sunlight

This was taken at Bob and Zeina Cook’s house at the Wimberley Studio Tour. I noticed some sun rays on the yellow rose and had to get my camera.

Price of Barbados

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country on September 3rd, 2016 by judy

Pride of Barbados

These striking flowers are called Pride of Barbados or Red Bird of Paradise or probably other things as well. These particular instances are growing at the side of the Visitors Center in Wimberley. I could not resist capturing them!

Chevrolet Belair Hood Ornament

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas on September 3rd, 2016 by judy

Chevrolet BelAir Convertible Hood Detail

I was working in New Braunfels on Wednesday when one of my colleagues pointed out a 1950s Chevy Belair convertible parked in front of the gallery. So of course I ran out to take pictures of it… Here’s one of its wonderful hood ornament. What a hood ornament! The finish on the car was pretty much gone and around the hood ornament some nice rust had developed…