In Hermann Park, there is a small Japanese Garden that you can visit. It is a nice spot and home to several special plants, gold fish, and turtles. I was thinking that it would be great to visit in the springtime when everything is in full bloom.
Although beautifully colored, this fish was too fast for photos. I had to take my car to the shop this morning, and this guy was hanging out in the waiting room. His mission was that of destruction. He wasn’t happy with his current environment, so he decided to change things one rock at a time. In the top photo, you can see where he has dug a hole in the aquarium all the way to the bottom and upended some plants along the way. He would swoop in, pick up a rock in his mouth, and then swim over to the side and spit it out. He was a nonstop blur of rock transplantation. :-O
I met some more friendly fish while hiking a different section of Bull Creek this afternoon. The scenery along this creek hike is beautiful. And as a bonus, if you get too hot, just immerse yourself in the nice, clear water to cool yourself off in the Texas Summer heat.
The San Marcos River is one of the best places for swimming. The water is cool, clear and welcoming. Sewell Park is always filled with fun people who like to soak up the sun, jump in, swim, and float. The river begins just north of where these photos were taken – at the San Marcos Springs or Aquarena Springs. Definitely go for a swim if you find yourself nearby.
I have returned to my new favorite pastime for beating the afternoon Summer heat in Austin. Yes, hiking in another section of Bull Creek. The water is clear and cool and typically no more than waist deep. However, there are a few swimming holes to enjoy if you like. The fish are both curious and friendly too. 🙂
This evening, instead of hiking the trail alongside Bull Creek, I waded my way upstream from Bull Creek District Park. It was a lot of fun and the water was beautiful thanks to all the rains we have experienced this year in Austin. I need to take more hikes like this in the near future. 🙂