Tag Archives: River

Hill Country Beauty…

I love the Texas hill country and the quiet that comes with going off the beaten path (or paved highway). I guess by ‘highway’ I mean Interstate, but out and down Farm to Market roads there is alot to be seen – especially around the Guadalupe river.

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There are places you could go and sit for hours and watch the river and listen to…well; nothing actually. Just the wind, birds, and bugs and watch the reflections in the water dance around.

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I miss the quiet where you can hear nothing but the sound of the water rushing over the rocks. No iPods, traffic noise, sirens or hustle and bustle. Just wind and water.

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Heave a big sigh as the weekend is over and it’s time to finish the morning coffee and run off to work and earn some gas money for my next little excursion with the camera.

Thank you for stopping by I sincerely appreciate it. Take care of yourselves and find that place where you can go and be quiet for awhile.

Peace, Love, and…well, PEACE,

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Out in the Country…

What a wonderful day this turned out to be! It didn’t start out very well but I decided to just get out and wander.

The sun was out and it wasn’t too cold and I just decided to take a county road to see what I could see.

I don’t know why it is that I’m always ‘looking for a picture’. I don’t know how to describe it other than when I saw this bunch, I hit the brakes.

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They were just standing there staring looking like something out of a wild west movie.

I couldn’t tell you how thrilled I was to stumble on this scene.

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I was so tickled I later wound up with a double-exposure of some trees I was tinkering with.

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I also took some more photographs of that wavey grass, and the San Gabriel River.

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More waves of grain. I love the patterns they make. It was a good day for photography.

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That’s all for now, my friends. Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Peace, Love, and The Wild, Wild, West,

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Summer Time

I love summer time. Biking in the park. Camping and swimming holes. It’s a little too hot for Golf though. But I can still take a photograph or two.

Peace, Love, and Blue Skies,

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Fear of Water…Not…

My grandson has absolutely no fear of water and will dive in if not watched. My other grandson was terrified of water at first and didn’t get use to it until 5 or so.

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I remember the ocean scaring me to death. Hunter here just walks right in – splashes – dumps water on his head and laughs. He’s amazed by it. Hand him a garden hose and he’s fine. They grow so fast and so much to enjoy. Hug your kids today – they grow up very fast and then they’ll be gone tomorrow (hopefully *wink*).

Peace, Love, and Swimming Hole,

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The Other Side…

I like tunnels. Or at least the perception of tunnels. The pattern that is created by looking THROUGH things…like the triangles at the park. I don’t know what the appeal is. Maybe it’s the other side. Or setting goals.

Triangles
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I just enjoy the pattern created by some things. I mean looking under this bridge makes me want to skip a rock or just sit and watch the water reflect off the bottom.

Bridge
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And finally the hallway at the state capital in Austin, Texas. Another example of lining things up I suppose.

Capital Hall
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That last photograph may be hard to see. I’ll keep at it. – I’m learning more every day. (Like I need a new lens *wink* *hint*)

Peace, Love, and the Other Side,

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Texas Drought…

Well they’ve announced that here in Georgetown Texas we are now under water restrictions. I was wondering when they were going to do that because I’ve enjoyed taking pictures in San Gabriel Park.

San Gabriel Water
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The above photo was taken just this last June 2009. And here is near the same location today

San Gabriel No Water
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I’ve Seen Geese hiking the river bed in search of a “swimming hole”.

Goose Hike
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San Gabriel Water
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I sure do miss the river.   Maybe it’s because of the construction up and downstream? Guess I’ll have to investigate.

Peace, Love, and Swim for It,

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