Tis The Season for Red....Friday ShootOut

HoHoHo Ya'll !!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
My Town Friday ShootOuts!
The Color Red ~ Theme


Ten Minutes From Home...My Town Friday ShootOut

The Concho River
 The Concho River rises in three branches known as the North Concho, the Middle Concho, and the South Concho. The North Concho, the main branch and a perennial stream, originates two miles north of the Glasscock county line in southern Howard County (at 31°07' N, 101°24' W) and flows southeast for eighty-eight miles across Glasscock, Sterling, Coke, and Tom Green counties to its confluence with the South and Middle Concho rivers, a mile north of Goodfellow Air Force Base in central Tom Green County.

 The river is named for Spanish concha, "shell." When Hernán Martín and Diego del Castillo explored the area in 1650, they found large quantities of mussel shells that yielded freshwater pearls. Their report was so enthusiastic that Diego de Guadalajara returned to the area four years later; unfortunately, the yield proved to be only about one decent pearl per 100 mussels, and any notion of systematic harvesting was abandoned. Although the river was first called Río de las Nueces because of the many pecans found in the area, the name Concho became the most widely used by the mid-nineteenth century. Some of the best-known Indian pictographs in Texas are found on bluffs along the Concho a mile west of Paint Rock. The river attracted many early Indian tribes, but the Comanches controlled it by the mid-1800s. In 1862 or 1863 John S. Chisum established a ranch on the Concho near its confluence with the Colorado. Fort Concho, a military installation designed to protect travelers and settlers from Indian attack, was established in 1867 at the confluence of the North Concho and the combined Middle and South branches, which offered a steady supply of water.

I really enjoyed this ShootOut Theme, as it gave me a chance to explore a part of San Angelo that I had not had the chance to photograph in the three years I have lived here.  I'm usually all about the photos, and not so much about commentary on Friday ShootOut, but I found the History of the Concho River very interesting and thought you might, too.

This series of photographs were taken at the Middle Concho which runs through the Heart of San Angelo near Old Fort Concho, Concho Street and Old Town San Angelo.

The River divides the city and the only way to get from one side of town to the other is by crossing one of the bridges.

Along the banks of the Middle Concho are River Walks, the Park and the San Angelo Art Museum area where some of these photos were taken including the '9-11 Memorial'.

I had no idea the Memorial was there, as I didn't live in San Angelo in 2001. 

I'm always struck by the fact that everywhere you go you can find SomeOne, SomePlace, SomeCommunity and SomeCountry that was directly affected by the Tragedy of 9~11.

My Town Friday ShootOut
Ten Minutes From Home ~ Theme


The Art of Bait Hook & Catch

Step One....The Bait

Step Two...The Hook

Step Three...The Catch

'The Art' in this collection of 'Baitin' the Hook' Photos is not in the Bait, the Hook or the Catch...
...but 'In the Hands'.


Shootin' And Shoppin' at JWilde's...Friday ShootOut

Historic DownTown San Angelo, Texas offers a bit of everything from Antiques to Zebra Print Rugs,
and like many Revived Historic Main Streets has turned to unique speciality shops. 
Yes, this is a wild shop to be sure...pronounced Will-de...JWilde's features a
HipBoutique, Retro-Hippie Everything, Custom Fabrics and Painted Furniture with a WildeSide!

These Boots Were Made for BoardWalkin'
Boardwalk Shopping outside the shop is just a little look at what's behind the Double Pink Doors!

Time Peace and Retro Love 
Get your RetroFix and Sixty's Flashback Tour with Retro Collectibles and
Hip Clothing, Shoes and Jewelry. 
 Wanna See More? 
 Click HERE for JWilde's Website!  

Yours Truly and My TrueLove ~ 1966

I guess you can see why JWilde's is a favorite Shop of mine.  
 I'm a RetroTexas Gal.

StoreFronts ~ Favorite Shops Theme


Last Blast Fall Foliage SlideShow

Concho River Cypress


Buzzzzzin' ChrySanThMums....MacroFlowers Saturday

The Chrysanthmums have been Glorious this year here in Texas. 
Captured this BusyBee spreading and sharing the Pollen just before the first cold snap.

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Guilty As Charged ~ Pleasures of A JunkTiQuer

The problem is... it's not on my way to Anywhere!  It's totally Out of My Way! 
 I always have to STOP... I drove all the way out here and they are OPEN!

I can spend HOURS at Grady's Booth.  It's a Total Trap! 
He has FIVE or SIX Booths with shelves stuffed like this. 
 His TopSelling Theory is..."Let Em' Dig and BlowOff the Dust"! 
Grady and I were Neighbor Dealers! 
Yep, I gave into Antique/Junk Temptation so often that I became a Junktique Dealer! 
I do love all of Grady's Junk Stuff Antiques, but my True Quilty Pleasure is......


Maybe someday we will have 'What I Collect' Theme! 
 Boy could I show Ya'll some Glassware, Crochet, Needlework, Dishes, Quilts, Birthday Figurines, Head Vases,
Baskets, Fabric, Sewing Machines and on and on.
COLLECTInTexas Gal....Get the Picture?
Guilty As Charged ~ Pleasures of A JunkTiQuer!!


Walk In The Park ~ It's Fall Ya'll

Abilene State Park ~ Abilene, Texas


Fall ~ FavFoto Time...MacroMonday

Fall and Photography ... A Match Made in RedYellowOrange Heaven!
With my NeatONikon and a PhotoShoot to Abilene, Texas State Park,
Fall is my New Favorite Time of the Year.

Shooting Dragonflies is always a challenge....'Be Still for TwoSeconds'....to Find Focus and Shoot! 
 While shooting the Red Leaf Bush, I spotted this Dragonfly that was very STILL. 
 It seemed stuck on the Red Leaf and STAYED for Several Minutes.
Fall is Definately my New Favorite Time of the Year!


Shadow Shot Sunday...At Buffalo Wallow

Buffalo Wallow Creek
Where the Buffalo Wallow? 
 Nope, it gets the name from the nearest town...Buffalo Gap, Texas!
Which is twelve miles South of Abilene, Texas.
A great little Fishin' Hole surrounded by Buffalo Grass, Cattails and Oak Trees!
Shadow Shot Sunday #130

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Over My Head...Friday ShootOut

Hello...Whatcha doin down there?
Oh! Just Shootin' Over My Head!
Have ya seen any Nuts?
Nope! Not up there!
They're all down here!

Theme ~ Over Your Head


What's UpUnder There...Macro Monday

A New Direction....UpUnder!

UpUnder The Clothesline

UpUnder The Pomegrante Tree

UpUnder The Arbor

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