A sign of the Times

Earlier in the spring we took a quick trip to East Texas. Coming back home we crossed Lake Tawakoni.

Before we crossed there was a little park, but coming out on the road I couldn’t pass up this shot.

Its a good thing they put this bridge here. Where else would they put all those signs?

Also, does the water curve underneath a bridge or is this an optical illusion?

A place to park

Anyone that has lived in Texas for a while, knows that it gets hot in the summer. A nice shade tree is always a welcome site to park below. However I am not sure this will qualify.

This was taken near Broken Bow Oklahoma. It gets hot there too!

Art of the Mother-in-Law

If you have read my bio on this site, you will see a blurb about my Mother-in-Law who lives with us.

She has a creative side as well. The other day I saw her in the back yard by our Magnolia tree doing her daily walk but didn’t think much about it. I went for a walk and noticed this on one of our patio tables.

These are the spent Magnolia flowers from the tree and one of my gloves.

The next day she had four more patterns, but I didn’t get the shot before she gathered them up and threw them in the refuse bag.

Accidental Photo

I few weeks ago, I decided to do a glassware project. We had some wine bottles on a bottle tree in the backyard, so I grabbed a few to play with. With the morning sun coming through the blinds, I thought this made an interesting photo.

If I remember correctly, the wine was pretty good too!

La Lomita Chapel – Mission, Texas

A few days ago I posted about a trip we took to South Texas for my wife’s Catholic Daughter Convention. One of my goals while we were there was to photograph the La Lomita Chapel before the border wall possibly destroys the area. I succeeded although it was overcast, but the naturally filtered light from the clouds were both a blessing and a curse.

I was there a little too late to meet Father Roy. He was on the way out and with some other folks. I didn’t want to intrude so I didn’t get a chance to speak with him.

I did accomplish my photo outing without incident. I had been informed that there may be some suspicious activity at times around the area. A Border Patrol agent was patrolling on the levee just outside the mission so I felt safe. I stopped and thanked them as I was leaving the property.

This is a really cool old church built in 1865.

This little Church is less than a mile or so from Mexico and in the middle of the controversy with the proposed border wall. At the time of this writing, it is still at risk of being behind the wall, moved, or even torn down.

I said a prayer of thankfulness and peace to this place before I left. I felt blessed to visit and photograph this historic place.