About midway between Fort Worth and Wichita Falls, Texas, the town of Alvord has a nice water sphere. It sits on top a hill on a bend in highway 287. The tower is a true water sphere. It is well kept, painted white, with the name Alvord on the sphere, and the high school team Bulldogs on the shaft.
In this photo, the water tower eclipses the hot mid-afternoon sun. The tower stands like a sentinel, guarding the town, and announcing all those who dwell beyond this point. The clouds float like a flaming crown above. The chain link fence and wires cage the beast within.