Sunday, November 25, 2012

Late Autumn View

View along FM 966 between Petersville and Shiner Texas. This photo was taken today, November 25 and shows the ranches in this area in a state ready for the winter we do get here in South Texas.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Portland, Texas

Portland, Texas
This view is behind the HEB grocery at Portland, Texas looking towards the south east and in the general direction of where Walmart would be on the other side of Texas 35 but more to the left of the photo.  I love the early morning shot and the sunrise.

Beautiful Texas Weather

US 77A near Refugio, Texas
Enjoying a ride on a beautiful day on US 77A near Refugio, Texas. Lots of nice weather in Texas this time of the year (September).

Early morning near Goliad, Texas

Sunrise along US 77A near Goliad, Texas
Early morning view of the sun through fog and clouds near Goliad, Texas along US 77A.

Beautiful Day in South Texas

Running NB on IH37
Beautiful morning on IH37 running northbound close to Mathis, Texas. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Trucks and bridges

This is traveling on US 59 business near Victoria and looking at a truck traveling on US 59 South bound. I like bridges.   And trucks.   And both in the same picture!

Light in the Sky

This shot was taken near Austin on State Highway 130 recently. Light coming through clouds like this always gets my attention.

This highway is the new toll road/bypass around Austin. Speed limit on it is now posted at 80, with plans to update that to 85 in the near future. Sure makes our run to Dallas/Ft. Worth easier as we can bypass everything Austin.

Corpus Christi Bay/Ocean Drive

A view of Ocean Drive and the bay near down town Corpus Christi recently.

Ocean Drive Mansions

One of my favorite streets to drive is Ocean Drive in Corpus Christi. Here are some of the buildings you will see there on a recent drive along that route. Corpus Christi Bay is just to the left.

Oilfield Traffic

There is a lot of oilfield traffic in South Texas these days.  Here is a tanker on one of the roads close to Goliad, Texas with an interesting cloud formation overhead.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wide Load

Wide Load
Wide load I passed on Westheimer Road coming into Houston. Sign on the truck said they haul cable and rigging for oil fields.

90 at 99, Sugar Land Texas

Approaching the intersection of US 90 traveling south on Texas 99
The bridge you see is the railroad bridge. The intersection itself is sort of down in that hollow.  A month or two ago this intersection was closed after heavy rains in the area flooded the whole thing. I was coming north on 99 that day and had to turn around and go back and come across on Hwy 6.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Roadside Beauty

More roadside beauty on FM 966 near Petersville, Texas

Bluebonnet Pastures

Cattle grazing in fields of bluebonnets and paintbrushes on TX 111 near Yoakum Texas

Approaching Shiner, Texas

The Railroad crossing approaching Shiner Texas on FM 966

Indian Paintbrushes

Indian Paintbrushes along a Texas roadside

This picture was taken near Shiner, Texas on FM 966.

Fields of Bluebonnets

A field of bluebonnets along US 183 near Concrete Texas

As you travel the roads of Texas this time of the year, you will see many fields like this.

Wildflower Beauty US 183

Wildflowers at US 183--Texas 111 intersection

This is a beautiful time of the year in Texas what with all the wildflowers. This photo was taken near Hochheim, Texas at the intersection of US 183 and Texas 111.