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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Union Band Cemetery & Wildflowers

Spring time in Texas is special as there is a burst of wildflowers stretching out after a cold and wet winter.  A short vacation seemed just the right thing to travel the back roads and see what we could find.  After traveling parts south of San Antonio we headed into the hill country.  The day was getting late so we picked a few back roads then headed towards the Llano area with our destination being west of Pontotoc.  A few miles from Pontotoc you’ll see the entrance to the cemetery.

Early one morning, five years ago, we located the Union Band Cemetery.  It was covered with bluebonnets and made a lasting impression.  This year the cemetery was full with not only bluebonnets but other wildflowers mixed throughout.  Since it was getting late I was anxious to see how the evening light portrayed the cemetery.  In my opinion, the evening light was much better.  The flowers were swaying in the wind making some captures not as sharp as I wanted but still nice.

We spent more time walking around reading and looking.  The cemetery was established on March 31, 1891 when T.H. and Pricilla Thomas conveyed one and one-half acres of land to the Trustees of the Union Band Missionary Baptist Church.  A beautiful place to see, walk and enjoy the wildflowers.

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Grand Prize

I’m honored to have one of my pictures chosen for the Grand Prize winner in the 13th Anniversary of the Galveston FeatherFest and Nature PhotoFest.