About the Book
From West Texas desert, to the forests of East Texas, and dotting the landscape between the
Red River and the Rio Grande, these landmarks
have weathered scorching Texas summers, withstood blue northers and been relentlessly pounded by hail.
Their colors may fade, the rust may show, but every year adds more character to their metal skins. For many, these signs rekindle fond memories of long car trips with the family made during simpler times.
It was July 16, 2013 when Keith D. Crabtree watched the storm brewing in the distance, and left his studio early to capture the unfolding scene. While driving, he tried to visualize a foreground to pair with the menacing clouds. As it turned out, the signs at The Greenery in Waxahachie, Texas worked perfectly.
Graphic Designer and Photographer Keith D. Crabtree Keith Crabtree is a freelance graphic designer with more than 30 years of experience. Growing up in Central Oregon, Keith developed a deep love for wildlife and nature. His first Kodak 110 pocket camera provided the springboard from which his lifelong passion for nature photography grew. A few years ago at Joe Pool State Park, Keith’s encounter with a Painted Bunting sparked his interest and put him on a new path to learn more about birds and all kinds of critters. Today, Keith and his wife Patti spend most weekends on location shooting. Equipped with a Canon DSLR, Keith continues to pursue knowledge about photography and his subjects while enjoying his true passion – the quest for great wildlife images.