Monday, January 26, 2009

Floyd Tillman's Bus

A friend of mine has a junk yard in Santa Fe , Texas, and he has a very nearly lost treasure of the music industry.

For over 40 years, this was Floyd Tillman's tour bus. Tillman, two time Country Music Hall of Fame Awards winner (for both song writing as well as recordings), passed away in 2003, in Bacliff, Texas. Tillman was respected by audiences and the entire country music industry, and was known as an inspiration and mentor to none other than the legendary Willie Nelson.

Tillman's song writing and recording efforts produced sales of over 50 million albums and records.
A Paranormal researcher in Alvin, Texas says it is haunted, but his supposed recordings of voices are not convincing to me.

Floyd Tillman's Bus

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Gnarly Old Tree

Gnarly Old Tree, originally uploaded by Noel C. Hankamer.

This old tree in Sealy Park here in Alvin, Texas looks old and dead, but I think it is just waiting for spring to bloom again. I will watch it and photograph it again when it does.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sunrise over Galveston

Sunrise over Galveston, originally uploaded by Noel C. Hankamer.

Left work early to go down toward Galveston, Texas, just to shoot the sunrise.Taken from Bayou Vista, just before the causeway over Galveston Bay.

Friday, January 09, 2009

One of my Photos published

My photo of an Ankole Cow was chosen to be included in the Listing for Bayou Wildlife Park on the Houston Schmap Guide!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Leaning Cross

Leaning Cross, originally uploaded by Noel C. Hankamer.

Crown Hill Cemetery, Pasadena, Texas-in the middle of the vast Chemical and Refinery area along Sims Bayou and Buffalo Bayou.

Permanent settlement of this area began about 1891. Lot sales in the new town of Pasadena began in 1893, and the town was officially platted three years later. The first recorded burials in this vicinity occurred about 1894, although the exact locations of the graves are unknown. This graveyard, originally known as Pasadena Cemetery and the town's only community burial ground, was established in 1906 on a knoll overlooking Vince's Bayou and Buffalo Bayou. The first person buried here was E. P. Pomeroy, who died on October 24, 1906. Those interred here include many of Pasadena's early settlers and community leaders, and veterans of the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I, and World War II. The graveyard became known as Crown Hill Cemetery following World War I, possibly as a result of its proximity to the Crown Central Refinery. It has also been referred to as the Mexican Cemetery due to the numbers of Mexican-American farmers who were interred here beginning in the 1920s. Although surrounded by 20th-century industrial development, this cemetery survives as a link to the area's pioneer heritage There is a slideshow of photos taken there Tuesday, January 6, 2009, on my Flicker Site- link on the right sidebar.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Wooden Marker

Wooden Marker, originally uploaded by Noel C. Hankamer.

This could be the marker for this blog! I have kept it up for a long time with so few visitors that sometimes it doesn't seem worth doing.