Thursday, January 03, 2008


Sunrise on January 3, 2007

Today I had plans to post my last shot of our visit to Starcke Park but I just had to do this one instead. I was saying goodbye to Mark this morning as he left for SA at about 7:10am and I loved the sky I saw! I also visited Mitch in Minneapolis and was happily surprised by his post today so be sure to check his site. :)

Earlier this week, PaB asked if the name Seguin was of French derivation. Our city’s name was originally Walnut Springs but was later changed to Seguin in honor of Juan N. Seguin, who had been a colonel in the Texas Calvary at San Jacinto .

The family name did indeed originate in France, where an ancestor left Paris in 1654 and sailed to the New World. You can read more about the city’s namesake by visiting our Convention & Visitors Bureau page.

Way back on September 12, 2006, I posted about our Juan Seguin statue down on the square. There was an anonymous request to see a shot of Juan Seguin’s burial site and I have been there a few times but I still don’t have a photograph which I feel does justice to it so when I do get one, I will post it.


alaya said...

the sky is breathtaking. do you often get that kind of sky there?

~tanty~ said...

Oh, what a fantastic image!

PaB said...

Wow ! what a wonderful color !
Thank you very much for the information about the name Seguin.
Seguin is popular in France because there is a children story called "the goat of Mister Seguin" of Alphonse Daudet.
I'll give you more info later.

teo mocchi said...

yes, amazing!

Joy said...

Your sky is on fire!

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photowannabe said...

That's an amazing sky Thien. It would be hard to take my eyes off of it. Its truely on fire.

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Neva said...

Beautiful sky!!!!!

Jim said...

Awesome colors, I am glad you were able to get the shot.

dot said...

What a sky picture!! Beautiful!

Lothiane said...

I just love the colours and the drama in this photo!

J.C. said...

I am awe-strucked when I saw this photo! The sky is marvellous! Great shot!