Posts Tagged 'travel photography'
Tags: A. Smith Gallery, Fredericksburg and Johnson City, German towns, Hill Country, historic downtowns, Johnson City, Katherine Robertson Photography, Texas Hill Country, travel photography, tx
Tags: American flag, katherine hershey photography, Katherine Robertson Photography, katherine robertson travel photography, Memorial Day, travel photography
Tags: Collin County, country life, historic cemetery, katherine robertson travel photography, travel photography, turtle
Well, if you must know, a crazy, City lady snatched him up from ultimate doom
to relocate him to his new, forever home! Yes, driving home from Bonham
where I had gone to view a bunch of “Old Photos from the 1940’s” that a lady in
an antique store had called me about I spotted Mr. Turtle on the small, 2 laned road,
a different road than the one I took going to Bonham, a new adventure, I thought!
I spotted something appearing roundish on the road ahead, a turtle I thought,
for sure it must be… Yes , of course it was, and when i passed I could see he was
not yet harmed. Now, a normal country girl would probably just drive right on by.
But no, not City Girl I had to rescue him of his certain fate. So, turning around and
perching my car ever so carefully on the edge of the grassy roadside, with it’s steep
decline, I hoped I wouldn’t flip over … I guess I should have been more concerned
with the approaching auto coming from around the curve in the road! I waited
and then made my descent upon Mr. Turtle. Yes, he was untouched and landed
on the floorboard of my passenger side. Now all we had to do was find a
creek nearby. Driving along, I saw plenty of small creeks, but nowhere else to park.
Then as fate would have it, I saw my favorite sign, Cemetery with an arrow pointing
down this road. So, what could be more perfect a road to explore, with a cemetery
and a home for Mr. Turtle? Just a few hundred feet down the road, I spotted the
most beautiful field with several lakes. A home also sat across the pond with this
fabulous view. “This is it!”, I thought, a perfect abode for Mr. Turtle. I got him out
and deposited him just inside the fence hoping he too could see the pond ahead.
Maybe a bit too much to ask of one sitting down on the ground and who knows
what kind of vision they have but there was a little creek down the hill as well
so I hoped he would be pleased. Then I drove on down the road looking for
the sign of the cemetery. Never seeing a sign or graves, I spotted a young gal
jogging of all things, in the country? Do people really jog out here in the country?
Anyway, I finally stopped to see if she would talk to me and she pointed me
in the direction of the cemetery. You can see it in the image above, overgrown,
old markers and no fence to surround the property. Had I really been adventurous,
I may have climbed into the brush to read the markers but that might cause a snake
bite of some kind which City Girl is not at all interested in entertaining! I guess I
could tell you of my next adventure this past week, trying to rescue a dying horse
in a field but that story may go untold…
Tags: dining in mckinney tx, historic downtown mckinney, iphoneography, Katherine Robertson Photography, Patina Green, sustainable food, travel photography
or McKinney for that matter!
In case you haven’t heard, Patina Green is getting ready to start
serving dinners! They’ve rearranged the store to make room for
lot’s of dining visitors with fun, little seating areas, tucked into
corners or divided with their great furnishings! Come April…
Downtown McKinney will have another great place to hang out
in the evenings… Thursday, Friday and Saturdays come enjoy
Robert’s great, special treats, made with local ingredients and
the freshest of the fresh!
Tags: historic downtowns, Katherine Hershey, Katherine Robertson Photography, travel photography
Tags: interior design, katherinerobertsonphotography, travel photography
Going with the “cottage” look, I decided the walls needed to be covered in
ship lap wood to resemble an old cottage who had had it’s wallpaper and
backing gauze stripped off to expose the old, wood walls behind. Any
(normal) person would have just replaced the cabinets and painted the
textured walls. But no, not ole Kate, I had to make it special! Since it was
not too expensive I was able to do this one little detail that I think will
really make the kitchen unique and true to a cottage look. Adding the
French doors for light and also just general updating also adds to the charm.
I closed the door that was on this wall, from the dining room leading to
the “Master” bath. Later, I plan on remodeling the Master bath and will
be removing the existing linen closet to install a French door leading
outside, hopefully to my Outdoor shower!
So I needed a new linen closet and my contractor came up with the idea
to take a little space out of the dining to create a linen cabinet. I had
talked about making a cabinet floor to ceiling just on the other side in
the bath but it would have stuck out into the walkway coming from the
bedroom making it awkward. So this little cabinet was a good solution
in this little cottage! Thanks Joe!
I have a sideboard that will just fit into the little alcove we created, just
for my cozy dining room! You can see what a beautiful change the
French doors made from the old high up, rectangular window
that was there!
Now looking down the kitchen to what used to be a wall with the
full sized laundry area behind it, you see the new closet built to house
the stack units and the existing hot water heater. I really wanted to put
the HWH in attic, but Joe and my brother, Clay, who is also a plumber
both thought it best to leave it down rather than up!
Here is the laundry closet the other day before they built the wall to
close off the hot water heater and divide the little area in two. There will
be some small shelves in the corner for detergent, towels, cat food, etc.
Friday, they will prime the walls which now resemble a hunting lodge:)
nice and warm and cozy to a nice, clean white! Crown molding, and then
a larger cap over the doors and window to make the room extra special.
I know Joe wishes I would quit looking in all my binders, with photos
collected over the years of my favorite homes and rooms. Most of them
are white color schemes, I must say… a definite look that I prefer.