Don't know the official name of the unit, but, I believe, it is used to reduce the mined material in to various cuts (sizes) depending on consumer needs.
Beautiful photo. Tolkien would love it.
Hi Bob....I've been following your Sketch Series, and love them all. Interesting choices of subjects, well composed and creative technique. Keep them coming.
Thanks for the pictures of the tree and the fruit. I've heard of the tree, but never saw one.
There are a lot of interesting stories about Enchanted Rock, but the one about Ranger Hays is probably the most famous. My son told this story to my grandsons on our visit to the site.
I'm not surprised that you and your boys found arrow heads there. I'm always amazed how many sites in various part of the hill country where they are often found. Recently an archaeology group from one of the universities discovered a Comanche camp site on a small creek about a quarter mile down the road from my place. Comanche raiders captured many children of German settlers in the hill country. There is an interesting book, "Emperor of The Summer Moon", published a few years ago about the Comanches in Texas.
Thanks again for the information on buckeye trees. I'll keep an eye out for them when I travel north out of Texas.
Great shot and composition. I love old barns and TX has lots of them. I don't recognize the crop. Is it millet?
Hi Guessman......Not certain I'd recognize a buckeye tree; only saw trees native to the area and not many of them growing in the granite.
Mr. PC....Don't miss the wineries; it seems a new one opens every month. I think there are now about 14 on 290 between Johnson City and Fredericksburg with more in the planning.
Thanks for viewing, and thanks for your service to our country.
Sorry, missed the "download" option on one photo. The gray cell are a little slow this morning.
A touch of New England color at the ranch and views from Enchanted Rock.
The colors on some of the photos are not true unless you download them. I would appreciate it if someone could provide advice on how I can get the true color on the initial post.
Great photo! Love the dichotomy of the old architecture with the new.
Another very creative photograph. I didn't think of Halloween when I saw the photograph. I thought of a Samurai warrior; the rider appears to have a top knot.
Yep John they are big and plentyful. They look nice in a photo grouping, but not nice if your pasture is overgrown with them. They double in number every three years, so you really have to keep after their removal.
Thanks Pat. It's one of my favorites.
Thanks for the double thumb up Marlyn.
Thanks Bob. We really have diverse flora here in the hill country.