walters family blog
Well, its just Walters' family stuff. That's about it, for that's its sole purpose.
- Name: galen
- Location: Bellville, Texas, United States
Husband, dad, grandfather, brother, entrepreneur, artist, writer, publisher, ad guy, teacher, musician, and dreaming of being a farmer.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Twins caught in the late afternoon light at Go Away Farm
The late Winter afternoon light is so rich. It is the perfect time to take photos in my opinion. Amber caught the babies at the lake when they took them there to fish and play on Saturday afternoon. These are some great photos.
Jack at 11 months!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
A New Old Church building in Bellville, Texas
Granted, Bellville is a nice, quaint little country town West of Houston, but its not known for its pretty architecture! When the grand old courthouse burned to the ground back in the 60's the City Fathers rebuilt it into a block of cement and glass with very poor architecture. I hope they saved a lot of money because they ruined a fine old town center. The square in town has been kept pretty well other than the Wells Fargo brick bank building on the corner. Oh well, can't have everything I suppose. It is a town of fine, hard working people.
Brody & Caroline came up to the farm this week
Mikki and I were at the farm this week to try to get the orchard and vines planted. We had rain on three of our days there that set us back a little. We'll get it completed this next week hopefully. Amber and Bryan got the chance to run up and stay a night while we were there. Of course, the kids wanted to be outside where MikMik was working in her garden. They were just adorable working with her in the garden.
Brody wanted to work, so MikMik fixed him up with his own garden belt and tools, along with the requisite seed spreader. As you will notice after close observation, he only has on one glove. The purpose is due to his sister wearing the other one. That is, until MikMik found that second pair. A couple mild fights broke out when Caroline tried to take the cutters away from him. Whew. That was ugly quick. He kind of liked those cutters.
Jack Ensey at 11 Months Old
I was out in Camellia community last week and ran by to say hello to Jack and Molly. Jack came crawling to the door and popped up on his knees. I interrupted his spaghetti dinner:-) He loves being on the floor crawling around.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Caroline & Brody go to their first Sunday School Class!
Unfortunately, all I had on me was my iPhone camera and I think the lens must have been dirty. Looks a bit hazy to me.
At the Anderson's in Woodlawn, Louisiana
Mikki and I went over to Woodlawn, Louisiana to visit the Andersons. While there, they took us down to New Iberia and then to Abbeyville to eat at Black's. The shrimp were wonderfully fresh. I shot the garlic and onion shots in Paula's kitchen while my coffee was brewing on Sunday morning. The light was perfect and my new Sony digital camera handy, so I got after it.
I really love these two shots. They just look like paintings to me. And, I'd love to paint them too, but time is short right now. Maybe later you'll see these up on the kitchen wall at the farm.
We stopped in Abbeyville, Louisiana for dinner and across the street from Black's restaurant were these three Steen's Pure Cane Syrup storage tanks painted like the thousands of cans of the stuff I've consumed in my lifetime. There is really no telling how much Steen's Ribbon Cane Syrup I've had. I know they'd have gone out of business if the Walters' family hadn't come along at the right time. They're still making syrup in South Louisiana.