Copperfield Nature Trail

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The Copperfield Nature Trail is about 3.5 miles of trail that runs along Walnut Creek on the East side of I35 in Austin.  I started from Copperfield Park, and followed the trail as it bends along the Creek side.  This trail is embedded in a few neighborhoods, so expect some street noise as you hike.  This makes for a nice walk after work and before the sun sets.

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Paintbrush

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Oh my!  This field was so beautiful!  I tiptoed around the edges, making sure not to squash any wildflowers.  When I found a plant that was photo worthy, I dropped to the ground and put my little camera to work, getting grass stains on my knees.  No flowers were harmed during the process.  Then the sun began to fall in behind everything as the breezes started to die down.  Bluebonnets are groovy, but the Indian Paintbrushes in this field were the best. Not to mention the friendly ladybug.  🙂

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Labyrinth

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Tucked away, off of the main trail at Brushy Creek Lake Park, is a tiny Labyrinth.  Lucky for us, the Bluebonnets are sprouting up.  According to the sign, “Labyrinths are different in that they have a single path that leads to the center and back out again.”  Also, “labyrinths are designed to calm, heal, comfort and bring about balance.”  I truly enjoyed the sights, sunshine, and breezes as I walked through and skipped over the rocks placed to form this Labyrinth.

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Bluebonnet Beer Company

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So, it turns out that Round Rock has a small brewery.  Bluebonnet Beer Company opens its doors to the public on Friday and Saturday evenings and invites the Sweet-n-Cheezy food truck along for the ride.  The brewery has been described as “homebrewing on steroids”.  They currently have four different brews on tap that they produce for some area bars and restaurants.  In addition to that, they offered a seasonal beer which was my beer of choice this evening – a Belgian Wit that is “brightened with the zest of fresh, seasonal Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit”.  Definitely check this place out if you find yourself in the area.  As a bonus, there is a nice thick field of Bluebonnets just next door.  🙂

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