This is an awesome time in Central Texas. The wildflowers are beginning to pop up. This groovy patch can be found at Park Hills Baptist Church, and there is also a nice view of downtown Austin from this site. Have fun if you go, and beware of the traffic on the nearby road. 🙂
This is a pretty church that can be found just north of the County Courthouse in Marfa. The church and the surrounding trees made for some colorful photos.
Let this be a lesson to me – don’t be grumpy when you find yourself about a mile away from your car, with the umbrella in the trunk, and you are walking back in the rain. You never know when a magnificent rainbow will pop up out of nowhere to put an exclamation point on your awesome day in Austin. 🙂
If you walk around Fredericksburg you will see a few tall church steeples. Here are some images from one of those historic churches in town.
This old church is in such a state of disrepair that it makes you want to cry. Some windows are busted out and covered with plywood. Some of the roof shingles have fallen off. It is surrounded by thick bushes and flying insects. You can’t even get close to the front entryway. I am hoping that someone will want to restore it to glory.
You know the kind. Those nights when you think you are cool and can search around the local church building for some eerie photo opportunities. The moon is shining brightly at first and then it seeks cover behind a blanket of clouds. You walk out to the cemetery behind the church, and then your nerves kick in, even though you are still on the paved road, but very alone. Every nighttime sound is a horror waiting to happen. Your pace quickens as you return to the parking lot for one more photo and then a quick escape to the familiarity and comfort of your vehicle. Whew! That was exciting!
I found this old gem of a structure in Bartlett Texas today. It is the First Presbyterian Church of Bartlett, and is obviously in need of repairs. According to the church records, construction of the church began on March 7, 1899. I was able to walk around and take photos of the exterior, but there was no way to get inside. The moon obliged and posed for a photo behind the bell tower.
This evening’s fun was found in the parking lot of the Grace Heritage Center. Chet Garner, or better known as the Daytripper from the PBS show, set up a viewing party for his Big Bend National Park episode. It was fun, and for photo opportunities there was the former Grace Episcopal Church along with the sky and clouds at sunset. A pretty nice Thursday evening!