Sunday, November 8, 2009

Weaving 101, The Old Oaks Ranch Arts Center, Part IV

The Fiber Arts Center is truly unique. My first three visits to The Old Oaks Ranch Fiber Arts Center were concerned with choosing wool for scarves, setting up a time to weave, learning to weave the project, and completing the task. I rushed in and rushed out. But, as I was leaving Friday night, I made time to stop to photograph a stone structure that catches one's attention. In doing so, I was captivated with all the sculptures around the stone structure and in the garden area. When blogging, you learn to use a camera; and, lo and behold, you see things you never would have because you take time to smell the roses to take pictures.

A Long Horn greeting as you drive in the gate.

This is the stone structure. One reason it is so unique is because the stones are standing up instead of laid flat. As you walk closer, you hear water.

There is a waterfall into a fish pond.

My trusty Jeep in the background, but you also get a feel for the size of the fish pond.

Suddenly fish appear.

There are a couple little holes around the floor of the structure with bubbling water.

These guys are my favorite, I think. The title is "The Conspiracy." Don't you just love them?

Isn't this lovely?

Looking back toward the Fiber Arts Center, there is a piece of art atop each fence post.

This is truly a wonderful piece.

Suddenly I spied this one.

This piece caught my eye; but if you look closely, you'll see two more pieces in the background. The area abounds with sculptured art.

True to its name, The Old Oaks Ranch, old oaks are everywhere. It reminds me of a heart.

Last, but not least, a couple of alpacas in one of the pastures.

I hope you enjoyed the tour as much as I did taking the photos. Until a couple of months ago, I had no idea this place existed. I'm doing my best to let people know about it.

Until next time, God bless.


Lily Robinson said...

Awesome! Love the waterfall. I'd like to have that in my backyard!

Rae said...

Such unique sculptures. The waterfall looks peaceful. It would be a nice tranquil spot to sit and relax. It is amazing the things we notice when we blog. Ordinary things we would have passed up become inspiration for a post. I am glad you took photos and shared this one.

DJan said...

Hmmm. I absolutely LOVE the conspiracy and want to go there just to see it, and that lovely magnificent old oak tree. To think you didn't know this existed all this time. Thanks so much for sharing it, Lynn. Blogging does change our perspective, it certainly has mine.

Lynn said...

DJan, if you make a side trip when visiting your sister in Texas, let me know. I'll meet you in Dripping and take you to the Old Oaks Ranch.

AL said...

Looks like a perfect place to unwind. I like the fish, they're called Koi if I'm not mistaken.


Lynn said...

AL, I think you are correct. . . the fish are called Koi.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a lovely place, I love the waterfalls and all of the sculptures. When you started the weaving I thought you were in a store front building, I had no idea it was such a wonderful place. Thanks for the tour.

Donna said...

What a lovely place! Thank you for sharing!

astrogalaxy said...

Hi Lynn,
I like how the statues blends with the surroundings!
Great post!

Anne said...

Your Old Oaks Ranch Series is beautiful – what a lovely “shout-out” to the ranch – you have given people a wonderful glimpse of this treasure of the hill country. Can’t wait to see you next time!
Sue Ellen, Sandra, Anne, Dawn, Cary, Dawnette - the family at Ol,d Oaks Ranch

Mary-Austin said...

Wow.. that's a neat place!! May have to find that place sometime for a visit.

Daisy Soap Girl said...

Those are great shots. I have also learned to take my camera everywhere since I started blogging.

Annie said...

Wow...what a place..not only weaving..but those sculptures! Amazing Lynn!

Looking fwd to seeing that completed bathroom !!

Now I must go and reading weaving 101!

ps Thanks for visiting My World and Skywatch. It is fun using the camera and seeing new things in a different way every day isn't it?