Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Politics aside...

I spent a few hours near our State Capitol today.

My destination was the State Library and Archives building, a great place for research.
But this fence distracted me.

And so did the sunlight on the capitol dome.

I couldn't pass up getting a close-up of the Goddess of Liberty.

This cowboy stood nearby... I couldn't leave him out.

...or this one keeping him company, enjoying the beautiful morning.

Finally, I made it to the Library building.

But was distracted again by this wonderful scent...

...Japanese ligustrum. Heavenly!

Sam Houston reminded me to focus on my goal, and I finally made it into the library.

Thanks, Sam!

(for more on the rest of my day, click HERE.)

Linking up to Lisa's Creative Exchange


  1. thanks for taking us along on the distraction tour! :)

  2. I love distractions like this! Thanks for sharing them with us! It looks like a beautiful day in Austin.

  3. Well of course that fence distracted you! Its gorgeous. I had the pleasure of visiting Austin once, (and we toured the capitol building) its a lovely city.

  4. beautiful photos! you saw a lot of lovely things on your way to the library :) i especially love that fence.

  5. I could sure see how you would get distracted Barbara! So many pretty things to see. That is a beautiful fence and you captured it perfectly.

    Hope you are having a Happy week!
    xo Catherine

  6. Love the vanishing stars, and then the progression of photos. Seems like one photo always leads to another...

  7. Beautiful photos, love that 1st on of the fence.

  8. It looks like it was a beautiful day for photography Barbara, and you got some wonderful ones. Love, love, love the fence shot. Beautifully done!

    Thank you so much for sharing these today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful evening!


  9. Barbara, these are all amazing shots! The first one of the fence really grabbed my attention right away. Those bright gold stars and the way they gradually fade out is truly stunning. I can see why you were distracted. Lovely images, all.

  10. Very nice visiting a place I will probably never find myself visiting. Thanks for the tour.

  11. What a nice tour! These are all wonderful shots, but I love the first one!

  12. Thanks for the lovely photos in Austin.

  13. it would be easy to be distracted with all that ... thanks for taking us along.

  14. I'm glad to se that your camera follows you just about everywhere. I absolutely love the perspective of that first shot.


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