Monday, March 25, 2013

A family friend passed away recently. He was a volunteer firefighter much of his life and was honored with a memorial service which included a "Ring the Bell" service. As a firefighter, one is called to the fire by a bell, and as a deceased firefighter one is "rung out" by a Ring the Bell service.
Here is the bell-

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Butterfly Flower seedpod

Made a visit just down our street to see Mr. & Mrs. Howard Johnson. Her flowers and his yard work are always great to see, and offer plenty of photo opportunities. Masca gnia macroptera. Butterfly vine seed pods really do look like butterflies.
Butterfly Flower seedpod

Monday, March 11, 2013

Under the Oak

Under the Oak, originally uploaded by Noel C. Hankamer.
Cruising Alvin looking at all the big oak trees, I spied this swing and chair under one of the big trees. The house in the background with a flag is a bonus.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Rusty old International Harvester truck seen along FM1462 near the Brazos River in Brazoria County.

International Harvester Truck
Small town America-
As I cruised Alvin, Texas a couple of mornings ago, I spied this chair and swing under one of Alvin's big oak trees. The house with the flag was a bonus.
Under the Oak

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Sunrise 2-28-2013
The radio was talking about a beautiful sunrise on my way home that morming, but I had to travel 10 miles to a spot without city and freeway messing up the composition.