When you turn the corner on the hiking trail and run into beauty. Pictures taken from my iPod Touch.
Another beautiful day, another beautiful walk across the Dam at Lake Georgetown.
Texas wildflowers never cease to amaze me. These photos show three separate large fields of the Indian Blanket flowers that I ran across on my walk this evening. I’m sure this is the product of all the recent rains in Central Texas.
I have discovered that the secret to good photography is to place a sunrise or a sunset behind just about anything. Or to photograph cute babies or cuddly critters, but I am not very good at that. Now, if you can place a sunset behind a cuddly critter, then you can apply for a gig at National Geographic. 🙂
Today’s mission was to walk across the North San Gabriel Dam, down the hill, and then to the fishing pier at Overlook Park on Lake Georgetown. Sometimes you get a groovy sunset, and sometimes you get beautiful colors. It was a nice cool evening at the lake with an occasional fish jumping to break the calm surface of the water.
Sunsets like these are fairly common at the North San Gabriel Dam that forms Lake Georgetown. You can approach the walk across the dam from either side – either start from the Cedar Breaks Park area or from the Lake Overlook Park side of the dam. The walk is mostly on an old two lane road that is now closed to traffic. You will have a nice vantage point of the lake, the San Gabriel river below the dam, and the city of Georgetown off into the distance. There are also plenty of photo opportunities here with birds, flowers, deer, and other cool stuff. If you have the chance to visit, I hope you enjoy the walk and the sights. 🙂