Having said that, I have now broken that rule several times.
My excuse is the weather. It's just been lovely in south and central Texas during the last 10 days.
More like spring than winter. The sun is still low in the sky, but temperatures in the 70's and even the low 80's have convinced me it's time to photograph me some courthouses!
Therefore, while attending the annual state accessibility conference in Round Rock, I took the opportunity to re-visit 4 county seats, beginning with Bastrop on Wednesday, January 23, and then Burnet, Georgetown and La Grange on Friday, January 25.
I arrived in Bastrop late in the afternoon, but there was more than enough light to capture the north facing facade of the historic courthouse. The trees along Pine Street (they're not pines, by the way) were leafless, allowing me to photograph the front of the courthouse.
The winter sun and spring sky, coupled with bare trees made for a very productive photo session this time. The modern building is still rather low, flat and featureless, but at least it's visible in these photographs.
Leaving Burnet, I decided there was enough time before the afternoon session for a quick visit to Georgetown, seat of Williamson County. Thirty minutes later I was in Georgetown. The courthouse and surrounding square were in good light, enabling me to capture additional views of this very traditional courthouse and square.
On my way back to Houston that afternoon I decided to stop by the Fayette County courthouse in La Grange. Again, the afternoon light was wonderful and I spent a very productive 30 minutes in and around the courthouse square. The James Riely Gordon designed courthouse is an architectural treasure and always worth the visit, especially since the building was fully restored in 2003-2005.
In the meantime, in addition to updating existing county courthouse pages, I'm making progress in creating pages for the courthouses I've already visited. As of today, I've completed 153 county courthouse pages. I will complete the Palo Pinto County page this weekend, leaving just 20 counties to finish in order to catch up before I go out on the courthouse trail again this spring.