Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bottle Hill

Across the Onion Creek bridge - just off Black Colony road, there's a former landfill...(an archeologists dream) full of old bottles. Most of the good ones have been found but if you dig carefully you might find the best ones yet!
Plus a bunch of cool other stuff we found on our hike.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Buda Graveyards

We had fun giving our friend Suzi Q a tour of local graveyards for research for an upcoming photo shoot of hers.

One of our favorites is the old Allen Cemetery on the Jardines property- a family graveyard with a stone fence around it. We actually found some historical graffiti carved into to top of the wall ( from the 20's)

It was freezing out so M. stole my scarf and retreated to the Mini Cooper to absorb the heat from the sun through the window.

We also took her to the Antioch Colony Cemetery off Old Black Colony Road and Kyle Cemetery off Old Stagecoach Road.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Buda Christian Church

It's been a while since I've posted, I'd been thinking of photographing our house and the church next door and thought I'd do it with my new through the viewfinder camera.
The Buda Christian Church was built in 1904 in Italianate classical revival style, our house next door dates back to 1897, and was deeded to the Christian Church in 1904.

I checked the records in San Marcos and found that in 1894 Mrs. Trimble sold the lot to Oliver Kavanaugh. ( for $25 plus one brown cow and calf and one sorrel mare to be delivered at once).

In November of 1894 W.E. Holtzclaw & Jessie Severn bought the lot and the house was built in 1897, the house was deeded to the church in 1904. A storm destroyed the church in 1909 and the house was sold to rebuild the church.

In "Clearsprings and Limestone Ledges" by Frances Stovall it says that Mrs. Ida Carter ran a boarding house. (they owned the house from 1913-1946) Then a family named Galbreath owned the house (we found the kids in the Buda High School yearbooks) until the 80's. Then it was sold again & fell into disrepair, when and Troop's bought it and restored it in the 90's.

Today, the church is lovingly taken care of by the HInotes and the Missionary Baptist Church and we live happily next door.
It really is perfect living between a church and a school.

( this small church would be a great place to have a wedding!)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Summer swimming!

Found this old photo at the 1898 store, wonder if it's past Budittes swimming in Onion Creek???

Monday, June 02, 2008

Buda Hotel

The Carrington House was once called the Buda Hotel, a train stop between the San Antonio/Austin Line. Some say Buda was named after the the two widow's who cooked at the Carrington House. ("vuida" is the spanish word for widow) It was a hotel , then a family residence and now a business office in downtown Buda. It makes a great location for shooting pics. I like the funky 70's wallpaper, but it would make a great wedding location like Green Pastures if someone renovated it. Until then, drop in, spy around or take a knitting class at the Yellow Sweater......also downtown my favorite antique store - the 1898 is only open on Saturdays and Sundays......

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Nacho Weiner and Little Krishna

we even made a few seconds on klru's docubloggers

I'm a little late in posting photos from this years weiner dog event, There were no weiners dressed as luchadors , but there were some really great costumes this year. Puggy Fleming and Hillary Clinton and some cute chihuahuas. The girls gave the last of their money to the kissing booth ( a charity for rescued weinerdogs ).
At the end of the day we went out to Barsana Dham for Indian Food. We also met this little boy, his Mom said he loves to dress up as Krishna and have his older sisters wait on him!