Shurtleff Ranch, Lampasas, TX, May 20, 2013

June 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Steve in Flowers | Photography | Texas - (Comments Off)
7-0558 Windmill & tree

Through my work I have gotten to know and become friends with Sam & Vicki Shurtleff of Lampasas, Texas.  I’ve been to their ranch many times, but this was the first time I had been able to take Francie.  Fran had asked for a tour of the ranch and Sam was only too happy to …
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Texas Capitol Building from UT Campus, May 17, 2013

June 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Photography | Texas | Texas - (Comments Off)
0207 Capitol Bldg

I was going to do a few shots of the graduation of the University of Texas, Austin, McCombs School of Business, but after review I felt they were too personal or not quite interesting enough. After the graduation we began to walk back to our vehicle.  It was dusk and we were just below the …
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Oklahoma & the Texas Panhandle, Oct. 31, 2012

November 9th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Forts | Memorials | Oklahoma | Texas - (Comments Off)
5-IMG_8324 Grave of Geronimo

On the 30 th I told Jonathan we were driving to Lawton, OK where we would stay the night.  He was appalled and told me not to go there.  He had spent 3 or 4 agonizing months there while doing his army Officers Training Course.  He didn’t like the place then and still doesn’t now. …
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10-IMG_8288 The Alamo

Fran & I had nothing planned Monday the 29th until late afternoon.  Casting about for things to do in Austin she told me she had never seen the Alamo.  That decision made we left our hotel somewhere after 9 am to avoid some of the rush hour traffic and off we went to San Antonio …
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Central Texas, Oct. 28, 2012

November 6th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Photography | Texas | Texas | United States of America - (Comments Off)
3-IMG_8231 Lampasas County Courthouse

I had been in El Paso, TX working since early October.  My October posts from the 8th, 13th, 20th, & 21st detail some of my adventures.  On October 26 Fran flew into El Paso to meet me after my job was completed. The following morning of the we bade El Paso good-bye and began a …
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El Paso, Texas, Oct. 20, 2012

October 21st, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Forts | Photography | Texas | Texas | United States of America - (Comments Off)

Here is a panoramic I stitched together from 7 individual photos.  It is from the parking lot of the tramway above the city. There is no featured image in this post, and this is the only photo.  The photo is large and I had trouble keeping the horizon flat, but you’ll get the idea.  On …
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Hueco Tanks, TX, Oct. 13, 2012

October 16th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Parks | Petroglyphs & Pictographs | Prehistoric Man | Texas - (Comments Off)
35-IMG_7675 a dried out Hueco

The Deserts of the Southwestern United States are vast and wonderful.  Parts of California, much of Arizona & New Mexico and parts of Texas, Utah and Colorado are covered by these deserts.  These areas have many unique plants, animals, and geography. There are those who complain there is nothing in the desert and dread traveling …
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Keep Austin Weird

January 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Museums | Parks | Texas - (Comments Off)
34-5113 Lucy in Disguise

This is the 2nd post from my January 14 sight seeing trip to Austin, and the 3rd post about Austin so far.  It is an interesting place, and all I think I’ve done is scratch the surface.  Many of the photos here are just placement shots to get a feel for the town. Once Jonathan, …
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Austin, Texas

January 20th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Texas - (Comments Off)
1-5006 Goddess of Liberty Texas Capitol Bldg

This will be the first of at least two more posts of my visit to Austin, Texas.  This visit was on Saturday January 14, 2012. I got to Jonathan & Rebecca’s place early.  Rebecca’s sister lives in Austin and their mother was driving down from Dallas later on so we had plans to get together …
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Austin, Texas

January 17th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Texas | Universities - (Comments Off)
11-UT Tower 4947

January 7, 2012   January 7 turned out to be a warm, clear day in Austin.  It reminded me of Southern California after the Santa Ana winds have left & the smog begins to return.  The day was reserved for visiting and some sight seeing. I asked Jonathan to show me the McCombs School of …
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