Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Several of you have made lovely comments about my postings from Buster's yard. So, I thought today (Camera Critters Sunday) was the perfect day for you to meet Buster! You can tell by his business-like demeanor that his yard crew, house-keeper, boat-man, cook and valet would all be the best! We couldn't ask for a better neighbor! Be sure to visit Misty Dawn's site by clicking the Camera Critters link above and see more great critter shots!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I got stuck out of town another night and had to search the chip in my camera for something to post! I was messing around the other night and shot this for the fun of it. I was surprised by the reflections on the glass table top.
Binoculars are never out of reach when your view includes boats, ducks, birds, turtles and fish. Sometimes people are fun to watch, too!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
You'll allow me one more Mallard shot this week, right? I mean, you're my friends ... love me, love my ducks, right? If you click on the photo to enlarge, you'll see that he was DWS...Drinking While Swimming. I've found another theme blog you might want to check out. Click here to see other posts: Camera Critters Sunday
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Well, who would have thought of looking here? Certainly peaked my interest in this little antique store. Too bad they were closed for the day already! There are several great stores around Malakoff for antiquing and for "lakey" decorations. Malakoff is also home to the Cornbread Festival, which is coming up soon and may provide for more posts!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
There aren't too many real boat-houses on Cedar Creek Lake. It's a man-made lake that was filled in the mid-late sixties. Couldn't swear to it, but I'm guessing this one was one of the first boat-houses built out here! Most residents have boat docks with covered lifts these days. Easier to maintain and they don't block the view so badly. But they don't have the "character" of this one, either!
Friday, April 11, 2008
It's Sky Watch Friday again already! This was taken last year just before Easter. We were planning our first sunrise service on our "Future Home of...." property and I was going out there to see what time the sunrise would be at it's peak. This is one of the shots I took that morning. Alas, the cold rainy weather leading up to Easter that year forced us indoors!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
We've had some dreary-looking days and some terrible thunderstorms this week, so I just needed a reminder about how beautiful it was this past weekend and how beautiful it will be again soon! Sunday evening we took a little cruise on a friend's boat. (Thanks F&P!). It's nice to be able to ride with someone else and get the opportunity to shoot pictures. I would advise against leaving a pager in your shirt pocket when you lean over the edge of the boat looking for that "odd shot", tho.....
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
L is for Lakey .... a very popular indoor and outdoor decorating theme around here! Thanks to Buster's Mom for letting me use her yard for today's shot!
ABC Wednesday is hosted by Mrs Nesbitt http://mrsnesbittsplace.blogspot.com/search/label/ABC%20Wednesday
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The north end of the lake is the "low" end....the dam is to the south. In the area of this shot, when the water is up like it is now, you can always find people fishing from the banks. I tried not to disturb any of them! This bridgework supports some type of pipeline. This was taken between Mabank and Kemp, just off of the highway, on one of our dreary days last week.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
(See 2nd photo--school entrance---below)
They are currently trying to convince the Malakoff Independent School District to not destroy this historic building built by the Works Progress Administration's little known Public Works Administration. The PWA built 70% of the U.S. schools built between 1933 and 1939. This school was built in about 1939. They were given a 3-year reprieve last summer to come up with a plan and money for restoration. To restore this building for student use is extremely costly, but there is hope it can be used for something else that would have fewer restraints.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
At least for now....during the mating season, female mallards get maybe too much attention from the randy little males....but this one must have a nest nearby....the two males are doing a great job of standing sentinel while she eats the seeds our wild birds have knocked out of their feeder.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
The community was formerly known as "Caney Creek" and "Mitcham Chapel." An application for a named post office in 1854 under "Purdam (or Purdon)" or "Mitcham" resulted in the current name, because the other names were already in use. It is named for a Russian town.
In the 1920's coal mining became an important acivity.
The "Malakoff Heads" found in the 1930's resemble carvings of the Olmec culture. For more on the murals in Malakoff, see http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Malakoff/Malakoff.htm
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Cedar Creek Reservoir is a man-made reservoir located in Henderson and Kaufman Counties, Texas (USA), 60 miles (97 km) southeast of Dallas. It is built on Cedar Creek, which flows into the Trinity River. The lake includes a spillway that lets water out into a canal to the Trinity River. The lake has a drainage area of over 1,000 square miles (2,600 km²). The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department maintains three islands, totaling 160 acres (65 ha), as a Wildlife Management Area for aquatic birds. The lake is owned by the Tarrant Regional Water District, and supplies water to Fort Worth and other cities and water districts in Tarrant and Johnson counties. Construction on the lake began in 1961, and was completed in 1965.
Towns on or near the lake include Kemp, Mabank, Gun Barrel City, Payne Springs, Enchanted Oaks, Eustace, Caney City, Malakoff, Star Harbor, Trinidad, Tool and Seven Points. Its proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex makes it a popular weekend getaway.
Cedar Creek Reservoir was built on Cedar Creek, a tributary to the Trinity River. The dam is at the south end of the lake in the town of Malakoff. The spillway on the west side of the lake lets water into a canal to the Trinity River. Other major creeks that contribute to the inflow are Caney Creek, Clear Creek, and King's Creek.
Please enjoy the Theme Day photos of the following CDPB members as well: