Swim at Your Own Risk

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I took a visit to Bull Creek this evening after work to see how the recent rains have contributed to the water flow.  It was pumping.  A hiker’s Labrador Retriever attempted to bound across the rocks, and accidentally got swept into and over the main falls.  There was a minor rescue effort to get him back on dry land, but he shook off the water and was back in high spirits before long.  The lady bug hung onto her flower and watched the whole event in anticipation.

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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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HOPE Farmers Market

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I have a confession.  I am starting to fall in like with the East side of Austin.  Yes, it is filling up with hipsters, but they are people too, and they haven’t completely taken over yet.  This slightly rainy Sunday, I visited the HOPE Farmers Market.  I planned on walking through and maybe getting a coffee or something.  Then I ran into Jackie Venson on stage – and hold it – the guitar music and vocals are amazing.  I ended up staying for both of her sets and enjoying her performance.  I did also get some coffee and had some fun walking around the Market.  There were lady bugs, flowers, guitars, music, fountains, vegetables, coffee, tea, monsters, people, and dogs.  Hurray East Austin!

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