Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Boerne, Recess, Fences, Etc.

Last Friday we had a little time to kill, and I had BYG Adventures' Pondering word "recess" on my mind, and always am considering the Good Fences for the Run Around Ranch Report.  Thanks Theresa and Brenda for never letting my mind go to sleep!  ;-)


We had the dogs on their leashes and walked along the trail at the park.  I'm not sure how long that walking trail is, but I'm thinking it's a good half mile.  There are a few picnic tables at various spots along the way.  A small building holds a Coke machine for your convenience and a couple of water fountains as well.  Across the river from where we were standing I noticed that there was a house and a terraced walkway in a recess from the river:




One could hardly see the house, but note the rock wall.  If you enlarge the picture, you can see more of the background.  There is also a reflection on the water, but I'll address reflections some other day.



This sculpture of a mother duck and her ducklings is an attraction for kids to climb on.  It's been there for a long time already, so those ducklings must be pretty well secured.



People from little kids to old folks come to the river to feed the ducks and geese.  There are many varieties, and you do need to watch out for the droppings all over the sidewalk and in the grass.  There are two platforms like this one for people to sit on out over the water.



Some people are so clever....this restaurant across the road from the river is called the Dodging Duck Restaurant.  Considering all the ducks and the danger on the road, I thought this was really cute.  And they have good food as well.

Now for the fence.  I have two things to share with you.  The first is a picture of an artwork (now at the top of my blog) done by my brother Dan, who is a retired minister and a wood-working artist.  Dan creates these pieces of art called "marquetry" as small pieces of wood laid together in a design.  He does not use any stains, just uses a variety of woods to create the piece.  Note the fence in the bottom right of the picture.



The second one is of the progress of the gate into the Former Texas Rangers' Museum that I shared with you a couple of weeks ago.  I'm not sure what they are doing, but hope this all comes together.  Looks very strange, what do you think?  Like something is still missing?



I'll keep you posted on the progress.  Note that the tower in the back is not part of the gate or the fence.  It is quite a ways down the hill from the fence.  

Have a wonderful day, and stay away from those duck droppings!  

Linda Kay

27 comments:

The Yum List said...

That is a cute name for a restaurant. :-)

orchid Miyako said...

The River Road Park looks really wonderful public place to enjoy greenery and LOVELY sculpture♡♡♡
My husband got really interested in your brother's work of 'marquetry'; I checked with the pc what kind of work it is. Wonderful art work☆☆☆

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

eileeninmd said...

The park looks nice! I like the ducks and your brothers artwork is beautiful. Great fence finds and photos.. Enjoy your day!

whiteangel said...

I like the sculpture.

Lin Floyd said...

how fun...ducks in real life, sculptures and a restaurant!

Bethany Carson said...

Very nice artwork by your brother! He's quite talented!

Romi C said...

The sculpture of the ducklings are lovely.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The duck sculptures is so cool! Great find, Linda Kaye!

EG CameraGirl said...

Your brother's marquetry looks amazing! It must take hours to create a picture like this one!

Roan said...

Nice artwork. Love the little girl watching the duck!

retired not tired said...

Enjoyed your walk! Thanks for sharing!

Tanya Breese said...

i love the duck sculptures! and yes, great name for the restaurant!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I would love to visit these places. I really like the statues of ducks. Hug.

TexWisGirl said...

dodging duck - very cute. :) the tx ranger museum is looking rather prison-like. i LOVE your brother's wood work art! wow!

Stephanie Faris said...

Wow...your brother is SO talented. I love that artwork! Looks like a very productive walk.

Brenda Gladden said...

Love, love, love this walk.... the ducks are too cute!

Thanks for pondering with me

Ruth Kelly said...

Lovely series.

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic art work by your brother. Great walk.

Ida said...

This looks like a fun place to visit. The stone wall you found is cool looking. The kids seem to be having fun feeding the ducks. Wow your brother's art work is amazing and I loved that he included a fence post. Not sure what's going on there at that museum but it will be interesting to find out.

Amy at love made my home said...

I love the duck sculpture and your brothers work is wonderful too! xx

Betsy Adams said...

What a neat park... Love the name of the restaurant also.. Clever!!!! Feeding ducks at the park brought back memories of the days I would take my kids to feed the ducks at our park. OH--the memories!!!

Have a nice weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Marie said...

Interesting post! Yep, sometimes I lay awake unable to go to sleep thinking about my next post! This madness has to stop! :-) Loved your BIL's artwork. beautiful wood parquetry!

Marie said...

Got it wrong...marquetry, and it's your BROTHER....sorry! Oh, love that Dodging Duck restaurant name too. :-)

Felicia said...

The woodworking piece is gorgeous.

Josie Two Shoes said...

I love the recessed house, and feeding ducks is great fun, as is feeding seagulls! :-) Most of all I love that beautifully crafted wood art with the recessed pieces, and would love to see more of his work!

Rory Bore said...

definitely looks like a lovely place to take a break... delve into the recesses of my mind. :)
but yes, wary of poop. Ha

Cynthia said...

My dad used to do marquetry and I have several of his, which I treasure. Your brother does nice work.
The duck sculpture is nice and all the more because it's art accessible to kids.

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