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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Willow City Loop Wildflower Tour 2013

can you spot the turkey?

Willow City is about 13 miles north of Fredricksburg, Texas  The Loop is one of the best places to see mother nature at her best.  Even though we arrived a week or two after "prime time", we still were rewarded with some beautiful shots of the wildflowers.



















Non flower scenery is great also.


yes, those are cowboy boots on top of the fence poles.

Boot Hill?




Poppies

Monday, April 22, 2013

Gage Hotel


The Gage Hotel was built in 1920 with a newer addition added late 1990's.  It is a more western take on a hotel..yee haw!



The original part of the Gage.



A relaxing courtyard connecting the old part to the newer section.


Dance floor, bandstand, and C7 clear lights for a night dance.

The pool is pretty.

Grounds have many visual delights.

A courtyard

Lobby of the historic hotel. Click on picture to enlarge

ceiling of lobby

another view of the lobby
a fireplace to cozy up to in a sitting room off the lobby

one of the guest rooms
You need to cowboy up when you stay at the Gage.

I think this would be a nice painting.

Ecology and Recycling Goodness in Marathon, Texas

Eve’s Garden is an organic B & B and Ecology Resource Center, located in Marathon, Texas. Besides having seven guest rooms, they have a beautiful indoor organic garden  filled with roses, bougainvillea, and countless flowers.The accommodations are quite impressive. The guest rooms open to a central covered courtyard with a lily pond and pool.The owners gave us a personal tour, so enjoy...

The front entrance


The outside front courtyard

a quaint study for guests as you enter.




The dining room where yummy wholesome food is served.

There were countless nooks and crannies


the indoor pool

a guest room which only cost 149 a night

The guest bath

The central courtyard

Pathway leading to the flower gardens

another guest room up the stairs



The central courtyard

another nook

flower and organic garden


Click to enlarge photos and check out the beauganvilla and tree serpent

Holly Hocks
Click to tnlarge to see how they are building this..