Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Lights of Johnson City

First of all, I want to say thanks to those of you that left comments after my last post, which helped ease the embarrassment that I'm still suffering from - and the trauma. It's nice to know that we're all a little too human sometimes...

And for your viewing pleasure, I wanted to share some pictures with you from downtown Johnson City, Texas, home of President Lyndon Johnson. We're a thriving metropolis of 1,000 people, but millions of lights.

This is an old historic house, now a business just across the square.

This is a shot of the grounds around PEC, the Pedernales Electric Co-op. This picture doesn't do it justice; the lights wrapped in the gnarly branches of these old Live Oaks is just stunning.


This is the courthouse, and as luck would have it the lights were on in the building when I just happened to have my camera with me. I'll have to swing back by when the lights on the inside are not on. The entire courthouse is covered in lights - It's just beautiful!


This is another shot of the grounds at PEC. You have to walk in it to really appreciate it. For those of you in the area, it's sure worth a trip. Santa also makes a stop here on Friday & Saturday nights ...
I'll get some more good shots for you later. I'm going to go have a cup of hot cocoa and be all Christmas-y. I would also wrap presents if I had any to wrap ...
Looks like I'll be shopping on Christmas Eve - AGAIN.

5 comments:

justabeachkat said...

Hi there! I'm playing "catch up" tonight on my blog reading.

Wow...what beautiful photos of all the Christmas lights! I love them all!

Christmas hugs!
Kat

Theresa said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL pictures! I love Christmas lights! Thanks for sharing.

Painted Groove Girl said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing that with the world. I'm trying to find a way to get my little ones up there to Johnson City to see it this year. It is just magical! We stumbled upon the lights last year on our way home from the Hill Country wine tour. We had no idea it was even there. What your pictures don't capture is the color of the lights! It's really an unbelievable accomplishment for an apparently very industrious town of 1000. Anyone who hasn't seen it .... Go!

zoom said...

Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

Hill Country House Girl said...

So, I was thinking of taking pictures of Fredericksburg at night, but you,my new dork friend, may just beat me to it! Joni told me about you - how funny and cute you are - I am so glad you stopped by to see me! Forgive me for not saying hello sooner - I have two teen age girls and am wondering why I ever started this blog thing........maybe when they go back to school I will resume my blogging - I started with a bang and now can't find time to take any more pictures! What a fun surprise to see the lights of Johnson City tonight! We used to drive our girls over every Christmas to see them......anyway, I just wanted to say hi back to you! I notice Hummingbird Farm every time I drive out 290, heading to Austin or Dripping Springs.....looks absolutely lovely.Have a Merry Christmas and I will look for you at Walball!