Tuesday, November 28, 2006



It's that time of year again. No, not just Christmas! It's time to harvest pecans (or buy somebody else's harvested work). These were picked up from our front yard. There are lots of pecan trees in Seguin, as you may recall from an early post I had of our Big Pecan.

This year, the worms did not kill off the harvest but as usual the squirrels are doing their best at eating up anything they can get a hold of. What kills me is that they only eat 1/3 or 1/2 of the pecan and then they toss it down. Anyway, that's another story. I am not fond of our huge population of squirrelly squirrels.

I missed the PecanFest this year. Not sure when they had it down at the Pecan Bottom but it has not yet grown much beyond a display of pecans and printed info and occassionally some baked goods.

I will soon snap a shop of a great place to go for pecans and other gifts -- Pape's Pecan House, home to yet another "big pecan." There's a dispute over who has the right to claim this.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Downtown Building

picture 049

Another one of the many old buildings you find near or on the square in downtown Seguin. Just posted a shot of a downtown building in San Antonio as well. Just a happy coincidence. The first level is not unique but the 2nd floor has possibilities I thought as I gazed at it while at a stop light. If you click on the pic and look at the details on the 2nd floor, it's pretty cool and has great potential. Looks like there used to be big windows up there, which would be consistent with other buildings along there. Might be fun to have an office or apartment near the square, especially during Christmas and other event times.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Doll House

Doll house

This is the fanciest doll house in town. It is attached to a historical site so I'm not sure who the owner is or how it is used. It's an interesting find in a not-so-well-traveled part of town.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Guadalupe County Veterans Memorial

picture 073

This memorial is not yet completed -- there are still many memorial bricks purchased that need to be cut and placed around but it still is very nice. This is located on the square, at the corner of Austin and Court Streets. The great pecan is close by, just beyond this memorial. It had to be moved in order to accommodate this new feature. Oh, this is also in front of our courthouse.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Cup of Joe

picture 078

This is our only "real" coffeehouse in town. I really enjoy it and was so glad that we finally got our own place in town. It's on the square and there is a good selection of coffees, cold beverages and snacks. Last time I was there, there were also 2 computers with net access. Don't know if they have wireless yet. I'll check it out soon.

A lot of the downtown storefront properties seem to be owned by the Vivroux family (big name in town). I notice most of the buildings have two stories and the top floors are often not in use. I don't know if it's storage areas or what. It'd be cool to convert those into downtown apartments down on the square.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Big & Tall

It is hard to get a great picture of this place from a distance b/c buildings, power lines and other things get in the way. I have always thought it a bit creepy myself. I have been in Seguin about 9-10 years and this place has been out of commission the entire time. I am not sure who owns it but the properties near it have been, are being or will probably be soon redeveloped. I think it's a neat looking place, with the adjacent silos and all. Maybe they can develop something which incorporates the basic structure here. I'd love to be able to go up there to get a view from that height. Maybe.