Monday, October 27, 2014

A Random Dash of Texas II

In a po-dunk town not too far from Run*A*Round, this Texas Longhorn specialty barbecue grill is stationed on a street corner. (I'm assuming to draw folks' attention to the Tex Mex restaurant nearby).
 I liked it. I liked it a lot.
 I'm certain that's the reason for the heavy-duty chain securing it to the utility pole.
 But I liked the weird 'idol offerings' put in front of it, too.
 Texas is a prideful place (and sometimes quirky, too).

122 comments:

Lynn said...

He is lovely, I'm sure he'd wander if he wasn't chained, curious bull that he might be or.....

Miss Val's Creations said...

He's great! There were huge bulls like this outside of a local steakhouse years ago. Some were actually stolen! It was an amusing story.

magnoliasntea said...

Wow, I suppose there's nothing quite like a red, white and blue bull to grab folks attention4, lol. I'm certainly staring. :)

Barb Brookbank said...

Totally impressive!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi TWG .. quirky yes ... chain a bull up - methinks with difficulty - mind you if he's idolled he'll probably stay around. Fun looking Texas Longhorn .. hope the restaurant is good too .. cheers Hilary

Sandra said...

I love longhorns and what a grill this one makes.. to cool...

DJan said...

He's really cool. I hope the chain is sufficient to keep him in place. Texas is indeed unique. :-)

William Kendall said...

I imagine even if someone tried to steal him, the weight and size would pose a serious problem.

Linda Kay said...

Being a Texas import from the Midwest, I marvel at all the unique-ness of Texas, and you're blue longhorn is just an example. Love him!

Cranberry Morning said...

I dunno. He looks like he could snap that chain in a flash if he wanted to escape. Cool!

EG CameraGirl said...

He certainly got my attention!

Catherine said...

I am sure the people slow up to look at him and I am sure to that people would love him on their front lawn. He is great. Catherine

Kate said...

Well, if we Midwesterners would see that, I think we would be mightily impressed and would stop to check it out.

Bruce Clark said...

Nice looking Texan longhorn

troutbirder said...

Strange indeed though I absolutely love those painted buntings and wish we had them here.

Molly The Wally said...

We like that. Quirky and fun. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Tanya Breese said...

shoot, he's chained down...so i guess you can't snag him for me...he is just awesome! yeah, what's up with the "weird offerings"?!!

Randy said...

That's a different way to advertise, I guess.

S. J. Qualls said...

Very cool grill - think it would mess him up if he was actually used though.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

You got that right!! Texas is a very prideful state...and it should be. In my opinion.

Love this Ms. T

Busy Bee Suz said...

I noticed the weird idol worship stuff too.

nookworm said...

He sure is handsome! Glad I got to see him.

Farm Girl said...

I like it too. It is a snazzy place to eat, I guess.

Irma said...

He is beautiful this bull.
He is chained, otherwise other people take him.

Sharon Wagner said...

I like how it's chained up. Ha!

Paula said...

Too pretty to get him all greasy. Not sure about those offerings.

Debbie said...

ohhh i do like it as well....i really do but at first sight, i thought the longhorn had puked,
maybe from the tex-mex food ;)

it's really wonderful, i LOVE the red, white and blue!!!!!

stardust said...

How American! He has a gentle face. I don’t understand why he has to be tied with a chain. A sculpture can’t move.

Yoko

Montanagirl said...

That's pretty cool. Is he constructed of heavy-duty metal of some sort?

Mary Hone said...

A true texas prize bull.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I miss TexMex and Texas style BBQ. Texans know how to cook! Great pics.

RedPat said...

Funny stuff, Tex!

Marie said...

He's an actual smoker! That is too cool!

don said...

One must admit that he attracts a great deal of attention. I can see why he's chained to this post. Lots of folks would love to have him in their yard.

joeh said...

If he wasn't chained he would probably end up ion the basement of some Texas Longhorn Fraternity house.

Indrani said...

A neat one, I like the colors :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Yes, those shrine-like items are unique. I could see it if that corner was where someone perished but otherwise, that is truly weird. I do like that grill! High style! Have a tremendously nice day today!

Brzoza B said...

Welcome to Tex!
This looks very interesting bull ... Texan painted in colors ... Greetings from Polish far.

Karen Schurr said...

I like him, too. He looks pretty fancy in a classy way to my eye :) Near us is a small town whose major industry is a bacon factory (to put it politely). You can guess what adorns the town....

Julia said...

That is quite an attention grabber and a great landmark to remember that Tex-Mex restaurant.

Have a nice day.
Hugs,
JB

Leovi Leovi said...

Very nice bull sculpture exquisite !!

Sally Crowe said...

How about that! I like it too, but wonder if the food is good. :)

Stephen Hayes said...

This is sure a stocky steer. Like me, his legs are too short. But he does have Texas spirit.

Kathy said...

A longhorn on a lease. How about that!

bailey-road.com said...

What a beauty! I love his paint job.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Have you tried the Tex-Mex place? I'm sure the bull helps bring in the biz!
~

Nancy J said...

I'm so sure he has very heavy concrete legs, weighted down so much, way too heavy to move. And the flag for his coat, very fitting. It would be so tempting for many to take him away, I can see him at the gate on a property, welcoming visitors in!! Jean.

Chandra said...

Just the right boost a former 'Texan' needed for the day.
Very cool and in the right colors too!

Have a Beautiful Day, Theresa!

Peace :)

Country Gal said...

It's unique that's for sure ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Karen S. said...

He sure is one sharp dude! I like the little cactus offering too!

Halcyon said...

Hilarious!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, SO Texas!! What a fun one for the day!!

Margaret Adamson said...

Well you definitely see the Bull and yes I am sure someone would steal him

messymimi said...

Texas is nothing if not unique! Hope they get lots of business, and smiles.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

This whimsical longhorn must signal to all that it's always time for good ole Tex-Mex cuisine!

I love it!

Ron said...

Is it just me or does the chain not make sense? If somebody can pick up and walk off with the big bull I'm not seeing that a chain is going to make much difference.

DIMI said...

Good looking bull Tex!Lovely idea to decorate a shop in Texas!Love it!!
Dimi...

Jeanne said...

The offerings are interesting. Tribute to the BBQ Bull.

Small City Scenes said...

I thought maybe he was tied down by the ceramic waterwheel. haha
He is beautiful though.
MB

Marit Sønstebø said...

Pretty bull!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice animal he is, in brilliant colours.

leofotos said...

He is lovely. I liked it.
I liked it a lot.

Red said...

The color scheme and design is also very meaningful as well.

The Queen Jester said...

It's the quirky part that makes me proud to be a
Texan....and THAT's no bull!

Helma said...

A very fun way to attract attention with this beautiful beef:-) Cute picture below I find very nice wheel.

Jo said...

Quaint attraction to a beef eatery.

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, love the beef statue, great come in and eat attraction in Texas.Blessings Francine.

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

I luv the quirky! too cool! ( ;

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Texas is a unique state.
I enjoy your lovely photos.
Very nice.
Greetings.
Lucia

Robin Lamb said...

T, quite the grill! You're right about prideful! But that is good too!

Black Jack's Carol said...

There is a bull sculpture here in Vancouver by Joe Fafard that I love a lot, though he isn't half so colourful as "your" magnificent fellow :)

MarkD60 said...

Good thing he's chained. They tend to roam...

karmnik54 said...

Super figurka:)

Stephanie said...

I like it!

Melissa said...

Ha ha...this is how I imagine Texas :)

Debby Ray said...

Yep...a red, white and blue steer with a big star on it would definitely get my attention! He would be a great addition to any local post office as well!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Well, first I was going to say..."that's a lot of bull," and then realized you were totally telling the truth and that it was really "linked" up...:)JP

Cattails said...

Fun and unique find!

Ms. A said...

I LIKE IT!

Tombstone Livestock said...

I am surprised the chain has kept him from wandering off.

Gosia k said...

love your bull

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Great set of photos T but what would we english call po-dunk ?

peter

Pantherka said...

Great photos:-)

mick said...

Quirky and fun too!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my word!! I am amused by the "offerings". LOL! I can tell you there is a good reason it is chained... cause I like it a LOT, too! LOL! blessings ~ t.

Stephanie Faris said...

We have two of those over here in the touristy area of Nashville where I live. One is at Santa Fe and the other is at Caney Fork. (Both owned by the same people.) I often wonder how much advertising they get off of people snapping photos of themselves while on vacation with those fake animals!!!

Munir said...

I did not think that one could harness a bull like that. LOL

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They have to chain that Longhorn down so he won't run away to the Run-A-Round ranch, because everybody knows how beautiful it is there.

Reminded me of that restaurant in Amarillo where big limos pick you up at your RV Park and they have those big horns mounted on the front of them. I think the restaurant is called 'The Big Texan' but I'm not sure -- sadly it has been too long ago.

Mary Kirkland said...

That's an interesting sight.

eileeninmd said...

Oh yes, he is wonderful. I am glad he is chained so he will not wonder off. Great photos.. Have a happy new week!

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Brian King said...

That is pretty darn awesome! It would certainly get your attention!

Terry and Linda said...

Love it! Everything is bigger and better in Texas....I know...my momma and all her people were from Texas!!!

Linda
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Cloudia said...

That's a gill/smoker!!!!



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Lynn said...

Very cool! I LOVE things like that:@)

Lois said...

He is a beauty! I would have never guessed it was a grill. I found out a couple of weeks ago that Texas can sometimes be quirky, but I think Florida might be able to compete quite well in the quirkiness department too!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá; excelentes fotografias....
Cumprimentos

Michelle said...

No telling where he might end up if he were not chained! lol I like the offerings and we don't have much "quirky" happening around here. People are interested in being the same....not so much fun. I like quirky!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

He is awesome! Poor guy having to be chained up like that.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Someone put a lot of effort into designing and building that creature! Very unique and very Texas! :D

Lindy

Beatrice Euphemie said...

He's a beauty and deserves some idol offerings! :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
It is pretty and weird looking at once...
Hugs,
Mariette

Felicia said...

he's neat.

DeniseinVA said...

It would certainly get your attention. I love it!

Paul said...

I think that restaurant would get my business, great mascot!

You really want to get the town talking, just sneak up some dark and stormy night and steal the pole the bull is chained to (leaving the bull and chain right where it is)...

Rita said...

Quite the snazzy bull! ;)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Too cool!

Stewart M said...

The pioneer spirit is still alive - if its not chained down I'm having it!!

Nice paint job.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Jeevan said...

Truly attention! I guess the bull will smoke through the nose holes when put to fire?

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Impressive bit of advertising. It looks like it opens up, though - I want to know what they keep inside!

Laura. M said...

I like it, is a good claim !!!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I wonder how many times it would have been stolen? The handle on the side looks like a slow cooker.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Love this and yes, good ole Texas pride. It would take a bunch of heavy lifters to steal this!! LOL
Thanks for the smile today. I've been dealing with a root canal and needed this post. LOL
Hugs

barbara l. hale said...

That's cool! It's nice to live in a place where the flag is transferable to bulls and such.

Gail Dixon said...

Coolest BBQ pit ever!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I saw this! But I couldn't get pictures of it! Love it!

Judy said...

He's awesome!!!!

pattisjarrett said...

Probably a good thing they chained him. I'm afraid I'd run into one of those horns and hurt myself!

Lynne said...

I like that Texas Steer too . . . Looks pretty heavy, solid and impossible to move but bet the chain is a very good idea!

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, sure is one "Texas longhorns" ☆☆☆
I smiled to see 'the weird 'idol offerings' you described and wondered what they represent :-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend Theresa, xoxo Miyako*

Donna said...

That is a handsome grill!

Amy Burzese said...

Maybe we need an ornamental bull meme. Lol

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