1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

Random South Texas Pictures

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by rdust, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    3,795
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Here are a some miscellaneous pictures from my Texas trip. Some are a bit blurred since I took them from a moving vehicle/plane.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Few shots from the plane

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,825
    Rdust great pictures, looks like you had a nice time.

    zap
  3. Cowboy Billy

    Cowboy Billy Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Messages:
    885
    Loc:
    Britton MI
    Cool Rdust

    What kind of tree is that?

    Billy
  4. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    3,795
    Loc:
    Michigan
    It was fun, miles of nothing followed by more miles of nothing. I swear I could see the curve of the earth at times since I could see so far. It's funny when you look out and see nothing but miles of telephone poles. :lol:

    My wife's family was calling them century tree's, not sure if that's the proper name or not. They said that's what they called them since they didn't bloom on a regular basis.
  5. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    46,080
    Loc:
    South Puget Sound, WA
    That's a mega - yucca!
  6. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    14,655
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    Texas has water??? Who knew! :)
  7. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    3,795
    Loc:
    Michigan
    I know it's hard to tell since oil wasn't in the water but that's the gulf. :) As of yesterday they had 4 inches dumped on them from Alex.

    That's what my wife said when we drove by one. "Mom stop, that's the biggest yucca I've ever seen, it was taller then the house" Her mom then told her it wasn't a yucca but a century tree.
  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    27,359
    Loc:
    Northern Virginia
    But have you ever seen so much sky at night in your life?
  9. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    3,795
    Loc:
    Michigan
    As my dad says you can see the sun setting and the moon rising at the same time and it looks like you can reach out and touch them both.
  10. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    3,467
    Loc:
    SE Mass
    Went to visit a friend who lives in Longview.
    I ask him why they call it Longview and he brings me to the knoll from whence the town was named.
  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,816
    Loc:
    Michigan

    Yes, it is a century plant.....not a tree at all. Or, Agave americana, commonly known as the Century Plant. They are in blossom right now. We saw lots of them in Texas but also see them throughout the SW. Sometimes you will see them further north but I don't know how much freezing they can take. Most agave won't take a whole lot of freezing.

Share This Page