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Photos (probably too many) from a walk around downtown Sweetwater, Texas. I hope you enjoy them. If you haven’t been to Texas before, this will give you an idea of what a small town here looks like.
Sweetwater Wind Farm
I drove through West Texas today in route to a whole ‘nother state. The wind farms along the highways are most impressive. I pulled off onto a dirt road near Sweetwater, Texas. It rained a little bit while I took some photos and stood in awe watching these huge machines. The songs they sing as their blades spin are both eerie and enchanting.
3rd of July
Happy 3rd of July! I know, usually it is the 4th of July we celebrate for Independence Day, but this year we are celebrating both days thanks to the extra long weekend. There are fireworks shows on both nights in different cities surrounding the Austin area. I slept in this morning and then went to the Monument Cafe in Georgetown for a late lunch. Their food is always nice, but a stroll through their garden is one of my favorite things about this city.
North San Gabriel Dam
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. 🙂
Mueller Airport Control Tower
The Mueller Airport Control Tower is a lovely piece of history in Austin. It is one structure that is still standing from the old Robert Mueller Airport days. Since then, Austin has grown, and the Airport was moved further outside of the central part of Austin. Lucky for us, it makes for some nice photos and a walk through the neighborhood will bring you up close to a few flowers for some smells and photographs.
If you walk the correct path at Mueller, you will find yourself beneath a giant Spider. The sculpture is called “Arachnophillia“, and was created by the artist Dixie Friend Gay. Today, the temperature was about 90 degrees which made for a hot walk in the direct sunlight. The sunflowers were loving it and the baby birds were using the spider for shelter as they chirped for dinner.
There is an Electric Garden in Austin with fifteen solar collecting Sunflowers. The solar photovoltaic panels collect energy throughout the day and provide a unique display of art. At night, the stems light up and use a portion of the energy collected to make the Electric Sunflower Garden look really cool.