Water Tower

The big elevated water towers all over DFW are still a novelty to me. I don’t recall ever seeing one in California, but they’re everywhere here. I think they look like alien spacecraft.

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The one in that pic isn’t far from where we’re living; I always enjoy getting a glimpse of it when I’m out and about. I’ve started snapping pics of it during my walks, even when the rest of the view isn’t particulary photogenic.

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Gotta love those perpetually-under-construction freeways. Here’s the same tower behind Luke’s school:

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The tower itself is in a residential area. I think I’d feel like aliens were always peering over my shoulder if I lived that close to it.

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Anyway, a forecast of showers turning to sleet and freezing rain scuttled the plans the kids and I had for today, since they involved freeway driving and that’s scary enough when the roads aren’t icy. We decided to go on a short walking expedition instead, to find out how close we could get to the water tower.

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Luke spent most of the walk grumbling that I had promised him warm winters in Texas. For the record, I had promised him milder winters than the ones in Anza. So far that’s been the case.

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This is as close as we could get before we hit a fence and had to turn back:

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So, almost right to the base of it. There was a locked gate with a sign that had information about the tower. Fun fact: the tank holds 2 million gallons of water!

Aside from a cold, misty rain, the day was gorgeous.

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I didn’t get to visit Mahogany this week, it’s been too cold and wet. Hoping for sunny weather next weekend.

I’ll close this post with a pic of the breezeway between the Library and City Hall in Colleyville. I’m not sure why I love that building so much, I just think it’s wonderful.

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