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Maypearl Garage

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This was going to be a wildflower shot. I was driving home to Austin from Ft. Worth & thought I'd take the opportunity to photograph some of the amazing wildflower displays that this very wet spring has created. While driving down Interstate 35 I saw the exit for Maypearl Texas. (Maypearl is a little town about half way between Grandview on Interstate 35W and Waxahachie on Interstate 35E.) The town holds a special meaning for me because it's the home of my maternal ancestral roots. As a child I would spend time every summer with my grandmother in the home my grandfather built. It's a beautiful drive between Grandview & Maypearl & I felt hopeful i would see some great Bluebonnet displays. No such luck. The drive was beautiful (it's always great to get off the main roads) but no super floral displays. I decided to shift gears & photograph some of the old buildings. Some were boarded up and quite sad, but the old Maypearl Garage has been reborn as a feed & pretty much anything else you might ever need store. I'm glad they did not cover up the old 'ghost sign'. If you look closely, you can see where a previous owner covered up the old Maypearl Garage sign with a banner. Now all it needs is a hound dog sitting by the rocking chair.


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Taken on April 19, 2010