Category Archives: Photography

Valiant Effort

Google’s map says this building is the Apostolic Sanctuary, but when I was there the sign was empty so I’m not sure whose sanctuary it is now. But there is a renovation project underway, which was nice to see, as this is a nice little building.

Menard, Texas
photographed 6.14.2020

House of Dusty Dreams

Someone tried. They really did. Their dreams were no match for reality, though.

This is a good time to mention that last week my co-worker gave me a book called Little Towns of Texas, an encyclopedia of – pay attention, because this part gets complicated – little towns of Texas. The book was published in 1982 and is a treasure of tiny facts about these little places. For example, here’s what the book has to say about Katemcy:

The first house built on the land that was to become the town plot of Katemcy was a picket building on the west bank of the creek by a man from Burnet, who had driven several hundred hogs from Burnet to eat pecans and acorns.

And so now you know. And you also probably know that there will be more quotes from this book as we go along.

Katemcy, Texas
photographed 6.14.2020

Spring

What a springy place to sit!

Full disclosure, though: I did not try it out. In case you wondered.

Katemcy, Texas
photographed 6.14.2020

Asymmetry: not always the answer

I don’t care for symmetry. Usually.

But then I saw this handy illustration on why asymmetry isn’t always the answer – check out those three arches!

San Saba County, Texas
photographed 6.14.2020

The Grief Swing

The first burial in this cemetery was in 1878, a seven month old boy who died on December 30.

Since then someone has built a metal swing beside a clump of trees. But is it possible, really, for a swing to dissipate grief?

Holt Cemetery
San Saba County, Texas
photographed 6.14.2020

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