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In case you’re wondering, the blog’s new header pix is cropped from this photo of mine of a unique piece of sculpture on private property a few miles outside Johnson City on the way west to Fredericksburg.

It’s a ginormous thing made of various metal thingies, some of them chromed. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn it has been the cause of a few accidents. Drivers passing it for the first time must be so distracted by it that they could cross the center line into oncoming traffic or else wind up in the bar ditch on the shoulder.

UPDATE:  It may have been moved to South Austin, or else duplicated by some ambitious person there, according to this.



West of Austin is Johnson City, the town LBJ’s ancestors settled, and where he grew up. West of Johnson City is this mammoth chrome longhorn cow standing sentinal over the highway to Stonewall and points west. This is someone’s idea of art. It certainly is an arresting sight.