Attending a classical guitar concert this evening, and stopped along the way at the top of the hill to take some photos of Austin on this cloudy day. Everything is so green after the weekend rains.
After work today, I walked along the shoreline of Emma Long Metropolitan Park and then beat the heat by going for a sunset swim. The summertime people were out in full force.
Here are some sunset photos of the Pennybacker Bridge. I stopped to enjoy the view on my way home this evening.
A rainy view of Lake Austin and the 360 Bridge.
On Richard Garriott’s lakeside property in Austin, there is a replica of the Globe Theater called the Curtain Theater. A performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was scheduled for tonight, but then the rains came. The show was cancelled at the last minute, and then the rains went away. Oh well, what can you do?
It continued raining in Austin today, so I thought I would see what the view looked like from the top of Mount Bonnell in the rain.
This hike was much more beautiful than I had expected. Mayfield Nature Preserve had a lot to offer in a relatively small place. I found mushrooms, wildflowers, the lake, a creek, a cave, small waterfalls, and plenty of mud to hike around in due to all the recent rains. Too much fun! 🙂
I am relaxing near the Colorado River at a little known section of Woodlands Park. The main part of the park has some nice facilities, but if you wander towards the lake and cross a small bridge, you will find a peaceful place on the river. Picnic tables, cool breezes, shady trees, watercraft passing by, and a nice view are all to be discovered and enjoyed here. If you need one of the best stair climbing trail workouts in Austin, then check out the River Place Nature Trail, just across the street. I haven’t hiked that one in a while, so I need to return soon on a non-relaxing day to take on its challenges.
Mozart’s Coffee Roasters is the perfect place to end the day on Lake Austin. They have a magnificent drink called “Espresso Shake”. It is the best of both worlds with a mix of espresso and chocolate milk shake. Not to mention that their deck is a great place to hang out, read, and watch the sun go behind the Westlake Hills.
One of the best far away views of Austin is from the cliffs above the Pennybacker Bridge . A short hike and you will be surrounded by beautiful views of Lake Austin, green trees and singing birds. Watch the wake boarders below, and enjoy your time here. 🙂