"Windmill & Shed"
This old windmill use to sit on Ranch to Market 1431 (Round Rock). Sadly it no longer stands, nor does the shed. I have always wondered if it was once part of a homestead or just their for the convenience of the cattle.
“Ineffable Texas” takes us on a journey through a rapidly vanishing Texas— Through nearly vanished hamlets and once grand main streets, by roadside attractions and tourist traps fallen on hard times, gasping eateries and filling stations, fallen barns; all of it, a vanishing Texas.
Roads were not the only "ribbons" that connected Texas. There were the steel rails that seemed to connect to every town, and if they didn't the neglected town often moved to the rails. People travelled between small town and big cities, visiting family and shopping. The rails brought supplies and carried away local produce, livestock and manufactured goods to the nation's markets.
Native Americans, Spanish explorers, and early settlers followed the waterways of Texas along the Gulf Coast and into the interior, sometimes with boats and barges, but most often on foot, horseback and wagon. In time, pleasing spots along these ribbons of blue gave birth to Texas towns, provided water for livestock and crops. Along these same blue ribbons dams were constructed, mills established,and industry was born.
Today the rail network of Texas is greatly diminished and trips are rarely made by rail. Today few of Texas' rivers see commercial traffic; Today we are prone to travel the Interstates, yet there are still remnants of varicose ribbons to follow, rusted rails to discover, and rivers to explore.
This is what "Ineffable Texas" is all about...
Discovering and exploring the lyrical stories of Texas and documenting them photographically as we travel her back roads.
nr. Lake Buchanan, TX
Via old U.S. 290
Polly's Settlement, Texas
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nr. Jarrell, Texas
Yes, mulesBandera, Texas
Old Brushy, Texas
Round Rock, Texas
Petrified wood facing
nr. Taylor, Texas
Burton SpringsJack County, Texas
Port Aransas, TX
Blackland Prairie, nr. Granger, TX
Glen Rose, TC
Round Top, Texas
Point Bolivar, Texas
Morris Ranch, Texas
From Apache Shores, Texas
Czech MuseumFayetteville, Texas
Moved from Haw Creek to Round Top, TexasNow a wedding chapel
Old RR warehouse Georgetown, Texas
Aransas Pass, Texas
Polly's Settlement, TX
nr. Jonah, Texas
San Gabriel, Texas
Old school and/or church, Ridge, Texas
(abandoned) Granger, Texas
Bandera County, Texas
Oldest Licensed Tavern in TexasHunter, Texas
nr Rogers, Texas
Visiting New Braunfels, Texas