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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Large Subjects

Everything is bigger in Texas!

That is what they say and I must admit…frequently it is true.

One of the things that amazed me when I first moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex was the size of the freeways. They are wide and they are tall…especially the                   “mix-masters”

Recently, while serving the homeless, I had the opportunity to walk under one of Fort Worth’s mix masters. I couldn’t resist getting a few shots.

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You might notice in the above photo my fellow volunteers walking under the freeway. They look quite small compared to the pillars. Yet they are under the lowest level of freeway.

As always, thank you Cee for an opportunity to use photos that would be unlikely to find another home.

If anyone is interested in viewing more black and white photos, Cee’s page is the place to be!

365 Days 0f Photos – Day 273

Saturday we spent time in Waxahachie Texas. We drove there to see the Vintage Trailers displayed on the courthouse square. Waxahachie is one of many towns in Texas that still has a town square and a functioning courthouse in the center of the town.

I enjoyed looking at the vintage trailers but I also enjoyed taking pictures of the courthouse and all the activity around the square. I will share photos over the next few days of our visit to Waxahachie. I hope you all enjoy them.

Clock Tower - Waxahachie TX

Clock Tower – Waxahachie TX

Courthouse - Waxahachie, TX

Courthouse – Waxahachie, TX

Courthouse - Waxahachie, TX

Courthouse – Waxahachie, TX

Courthouse - Waxahachie, TX

Courthouse – Waxahachie, TX

365 Days of Photos – Day 192

Apparently this did not post last night….I’m not sure why….but her it is. Yesterday’s photo, today!

I recently heard someone say….”Crepe Myrtles are a good enough reason to live in Texas.”

I thought that had a ring of truth. Having grown up in the North I was not familiar with crepe myrtles. They are such a beautiful tree and they add so much color to an area that can be quite brown during the summer.

Crepe Myrtle

Crepe Myrtle

Crepe Myrtle

Crepe Myrtle

I don’t have a crepe myrtle in my yard….but I plan to plant one (or more) this Fall.

365 Days of Photos – Day 148

Have I mentioned lately that it has been raining in Texas? Maybe I whined about it more than mentioned it!

Anyway….This is NOT a lake. This is a field covered with water.

Flooded Field Cleburne, Texas

Flooded Field Cleburne, Texas

These are a few of the cows that are supposed to be grazing in this field.

Stay Away From the Water.

Stay Away From the Water.

They say the rain is supposed to stop. No more rain for at least a week. It is past time for the rain to stop. People have lost lives, homes, pets and cars. The rain has done its damage in Texas.

People in Texas are truly stunned. We rarely worry about rain ruining an outing or activity. Lately everything has hinged on the rain. Hopefully the predictions are right and we will have an opportunity to dry out a bit during this upcoming week.

365 Days of Photos – Day 143

The Texas flag.

Flying over a field of hay.

Before moving to Texas, a state flag was something you learned in school. I don’t remember anyone flying the flag of Ohio on their house or in their yard. I remember it standing in a corner of the cafeteria in elementary school but I don’t remember it flying in my neighborhood.

In Texas the state flag is part of the culture. It flies along side the American flag. It is raised at every possible event. It is sold as a souvenir. There are even clothes made from this flag.

I noticed this particular flag a few weeks ago while driving south on I35. I’m not sure if the photo does it justice….but this flag is huge.

The Texas Flag

The Texas Flag