Monday, December 31, 2007

Favorite post #2

Wind surfers on Lake Ray Hubbard, Rockwall, TX.

This was first posted on Nov 21st around 5 in the evening as the sun was going down. If you enlarge the photo you can see the surfers on the water.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Favorite post #3

Terrell Heritage Society Museum

This picture was never featured in its own post, but it does have a prominent place on my site. It's been the header picture since day 1. The photo was taken at night using only the light from the bank across the street and a street light.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Favorite post #4

Midway at the State Fair of Texas.

The State Fair is held in Dallas, Texas beginning at the end of September through October each year. This is looking down one side of the midway. In the back ground is the Texas Star Ferris wheel and the Texas Skyway.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Favorite post #5

Today I start posting my favorite pictures. Today will be #5 and I will count down until I get to #1 on New Years Day. I only have 7 months to choose from, so some of these may seem recent.

Favorite #5

Cement mixers in a row

This was first posted November 3rd. I think I like this pick because of its uniformity. All trucks in a row, waiting to begin their day. Since I took the picture, I have noticed them lined up every time I pass by.

Thursday, December 27, 2007


A post yesterday by Web-OJ reminded me of a sign for a local chicken place. Not sure if its funny, gross or a very cleaver idea.....oh I mean clever. I haven't stopped in to try the chicken, it smells good, even if the picture is a bit fowl.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Trees still have leaves

Some of the trees made it to Christmas day with leaves still attached.
Starting Friday, I will start posting my five favorite photos since I started the blog. My #1 favorite will be posted on New Years Day.

Monday, December 24, 2007


Here is the sunrise that was hitting the cactus yesterday.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

North Frances home

Here is another of the nice homes in Terrell. This is located on North Frances St. Its for sale by owner if interested, email me I can give you the number. I dont know any of the history of the house, but it looks very nice. I really like the colors they used.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Post #200

Never thought I would make it to 200 posts. Rather than post something new, I want post 200 to be something from the past, not something I posted before but something really old. So, staying in the holiday spirit, here is my sister and me on Santas lap. I dont know the year, but it had to be in the early 70s.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Yesterday was our Christmas lunch at work. We were treated to Maggianos in Plano, TX. The food was super. I would have taken pictures of the food but the people at my table were hungry and didn't care to wait.
The dining is family style, which was a first for me. They bring out the plates of food for the entire table. Our table had seven people, so they brought out food for seven. We had a whole chicken, pork, spaghetti and meat sauce, cheese ravioli. There was some green stuff, I think called vegetables, I didn't pay much attention to them. It was fun, and a great way to spend time with coworkers without talking work.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Seasons Greetings

I hear today is the busiest day of the season for the postal service. One billion pieces of mail will be sent today through the US Postal Service.
Have you already mailed your cards and packages?

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Only a water tank

Remember this post? I asked if it was a water tank or an alien spaceship. Happen to drive past with the draping up. Looks like they were just giving the water tank a coat of paint.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Cold, dreary, wet and overcast

This is one of the large beautiful houses on Griffith St. in Terrell. Unfortunately today is a wet, overcast, cold, and dreary day. Can you tell?

Friday, December 14, 2007

Street lights

The street lights on Moore Ave, the main drag in town with holiday lights.
I have pictures of window displays here.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Grand Marshall 1st place Terrell Christmas parade

Above is the float that won Grand Marshall 1st Place for Traditional float.

I have more pictures of the floats here.

My first attempt at taking a video with my camera is here. Its the Terrell High School Band marching in the parade.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Everyone loves a parade

Yesterday Kate said that everyone loves a parade. Well, almost everyone. Here is the float for the Rafter J Cowboy Church that was in the Terrell Christmas Parade. I am sure the young boy was just relaxing for a minute. The parade route was really long.

For Christmas Parade pictures of classic cars, mudders, go carts, new cars and politicians go here.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Horsing around

This guy was having a lot of fun entertaining kids and grown ups.
For more pictures of the horses in the and the fire engines that started the parade visit More Terrell Texas

Monday will be the cars in the parade.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

2007 Terrell Texas Christmas parade

Today was a beautiful day for Terrell's annual Stanley Ballard Sr. Christmas Parade. The weather could not have been better, the temperature was in the 70s the sky was overcast but not dreary.

I took a ton of photos that I will probably be going through for days. I was so busy taking pictures many times I didn't even get to see what was passing by. I found this as I was going over them and thought it was a great one to start with. I didn't even notice this little girl when I took the picture. Today was a lot of fun. I hope everyone can deal with the pictures for the next week. When I get done they all will be posted on my second page.

On a different note. If you are the person who lifted photos from this website and posted them to you tube as a slide show please remove it or at least give credit to this site. I am very upset (I would like to use another word) at finding my pictures in a slide show created by someone else. To make it worse,the individual has his own face plastered in the slide show. So Richard Rauch please remove the slide show from you tube, you did not take the photos. I guess I will now start tagging my photos with my site.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Modest water tank or..........

an alien space ship?

This isnt in Terrell, but I think its neat looking.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

I'll be home for Christmas

In October I posted a couple pictures of my neighbors porch. It was decorated for Halloween. They have finished their display for Christmas.

Unfortunately the pictures do not give the same feeling as standing in front of their house and admiring what they have created. Playing in the background is the song "I'll be home for Christmas".

Nothing to do with Christmas, but I posted a few pictures of the birds that have been hanging out near my work here. I expect them to attack when I drive past.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Open range

There is a company in Terrell that makes iron fencing and gates. Pictured is the gate they have at the entrance to their property. If I had a ranch, I would love this to be my gate.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Christmas tree farm

Just outside of Terrell is a Christmas tree farm. This weekend families packed into the van and headed out to cut down a fresh tree. The ones pictured are already cut, but the farm has a huge area of trees ready to be cut. It does seem a bit strange going out for a Christmas tree when the temperature is 81F.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

For Sale

As far as I know this house has been empty for some time. It sits on a curve of a highway that runs through Terrell. Looks like someone missed the curve. Notice the sign on the left side? Thats a for sale sign that has been up for a while. I wonder if a buyer can get a discount now?

Saturday, December 1, 2007

December theme day: bridges

The December theme day is bridges, Terrell is a little short on bridges. Here is a foot bridge at Ben Gill Park.

Check out other bridges from all over the world.

Boston (MA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Stayton (OR), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Portland (OR), USA - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Inverness (IL), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Stockholm, Sweden - Setúbal, Portugal - Brussels, Belgium - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Hyde, UK - Manila, Philippines - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - London, England - Austin (TX), USA - Toulouse, France - Weston (FL), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Selma (AL), USA - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - Cleveland (OH), USA - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Seoul, South Korea - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - North Bay (ON), Canada - Arradon, France - Paderborn, Germany - Durban, South Africa - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Portland (OR), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Wichita (Ks), USA - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Grenoble, France - New York City (NY), USA - Nottingham, UK - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Arlington (VA), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Miami (FL), USA - Cheltenham, UK - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Saratoga Spgs. (NY), USA - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Nashville (TN), USA - Toruń, Poland - New Orleans (LA), USA - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Melbourne, Australia - Moscow, Russia - Trujillo, Peru - Château-Gontier, France - Quincy (MA), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Joplin (MO), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Brookville (OH), USA - Chateaubriant, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Baziège, France - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Detroit (MI), USA - Riga, Latvia - Nelson, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Cape Town, South Africa - Sydney, Australia - Dunedin (FL), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Radonvilliers, France - Turin, Italy - Montpellier, France - Kansas City (MO), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Wailea (HI), USA - Lubbock (TX), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Terrell (TX), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Budapest, Hungary - Montréal (QC), Canada - Sharon (CT), USA - Le Guilvinec, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - London, UK - Crepy-en-Valois, France - Orlando (FL), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Paris, France - Mainz, Germany - Newcastle (NSW), Australia - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Darmstadt, Germany - Naples (FL), USA - Torino, Italy - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Bogor, Indonesia - The Hague, Netherlands - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Melbourne (VIC), Australia - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Christchurch, New Zealand

Friday, November 30, 2007

Candy Cane

Tomorrow I am going to start taking pictures of the holiday displays. Everything seemed to go up today around town.

The house that gave us the wonderful Halloween display is being decorated tonight. I cant wait to see it.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Pay up

Jackpot! Well close to it. Now if I could get the owner to pay up.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Moore at night

I like the night shots. This is Moore Ave. with an 18 wheeler passing by on the right.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Home Cooking

For a great breakfast or good home cooking I would suggest the Yellow Rose. The parking isnt that good, the space is small but the food is good.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Cold day in the park

This weekend was cold and wet. A great time to take a trip to Ben Gill Park.
I added a few more pictures of the park on my second page.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Terrell Heritage Museum

This is a different angle of the banner photo, which is the Terrell Heritage museum located just off the old downtown area of Terrell. The museum is open to the public and includes some artifacts of early life in Terrell. Upstairs they have the remains of an old pump pipe organ and some archived pictures of the city as it was first growing into the metropolis that it is today.

I had some paint shop fun with this pic and am posting some variations at my second site. Please stop over and let me know what you think.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Green house

Here is one of Terrells older homes. The owners of the house have been working hard to fix it up over the last year. The house used to have a large porch that wrapped around the front and side. There is a house next door that is a mirror image of this one. It also needs some work, but it does have the porch.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Decorations are going up

Decorations are going up in Terrell.
The holiday lights in the park will be going on soon.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a spread this week at work. Here is one of the tables. Notice the Tums in the middle.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Wind sailing on Lake Ray Hubbard

The temperature yesterday was a record high. It was 84F. A major winter cold front is coming in today, so by tomorrow morning the temperature will be in the 40s F. I think the photo shows wind sailing, but I am not sure if that's the right name. They are on Lake Ray Hubbard any time there is a wind. I think yesterday may be the last time they are on the lake for a while.

There are a couple of extra pictures on my second page.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Downtown reflections

I said yesterday I would try my hand at a reflection picture. Here ya go. Terrells downtown area is only one street, Moore Ave. This is the American National Bank building with the reflections of the buildings from across the street.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Moore Ave. from the median

I was going to post a picture of the buildings on Moore reflecting off the American National Bank building, but I think I will save that till tomorrow.

Here is a picture of Moore Ave. looking east from the median. You can see the old Iris Theatre on the right, that was featured a few days ago.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Overcast morning

I like getting up early and going out with my camera on weekends. Yesterday morning was overcast with a few sprinkles. I got this picture of the sunrise. This is looking from the south of downtown to the southeast.

Yesterday was another road trip. I have posted pictures of the trip on my second site. Yesterdays trip to us to Yantis, Texas.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Dentist office

I like going to the dentist as much as the next guy, but do they have to keep their light on and the shades open at night? My teeth hurt just driving past.

The dentist who works in this office is very good. I have been there a few times. He's kinda pricey though.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Bridge with a view

Driving home takes me over Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall, TX. A few days ago traffic was at a stand still on the bridge. I got this picture from the interstate while stopped. Normally I speed past this at 65mph.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Books and Crannies at night

I went out last night looking to take a picture of the moon because the sky was so clear. I wanted to get it as a background to something else Who wants to see a picture of just the moon? The picture I am posting is not really the one I wanted, but I like how it turned out, well the street light could be placed somewhere else. Books and Crannies is a new and used bookstore in Terrells downtown area. Its in the first floor of the old Iris Theatre.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Memories from a photo

I have been trading emails with Mr. Jim Miller, Terrell High class of 58 and webmaster of Some of the pictures I have posted have brought back memories of his time in Terrell. He has been kind enough to share his stories with me. I love reading about what Terrell used to look like and how buildings have changed over the years.

The picture I posted the other day, the railroad car in the park, brought another story and memory from Mr. Miller. This one just as neat as the others.

Mr. Millers Grandfather, Arthur Clement Miller, was master mechanic for Midland Railroad. He also designed and supervised the construction of the coach used by Col. Green.

He sent a picture that his Mother had given him, and that’s my picture of the day, even though its not very new and wasn’t taken by me. It’s a picture of the coach with Col. Green and his son are to the right of the steps. Mr. Millers Grandfather is just to the left of the steps. If you look closely you can see an arrow pointing to his Grandfather.

He is not sure the coach in the picture is the same coach that’s in the park. I will have to take a closer look the next time I am in the park. It doesn’t really matter. The coach in the park is unique and the memory and picture from Mr. Miller, is fascinating. One day I will share his other memories.

I found an article from the New York Times about Col. Green and his mother. The story is a PDF file of the original published in 1916.