A busy eventful day was enjoyed tremendously. First thing this morning was a walk around the park to check out the flowers. Some of them are really showing off. See for your self.
After that little walk and talking with several folks it was time to walk down to the river on the back woods trail. The weather was warm and a light breeze was bringing me lots of different wonderful fragrances. Due to some hip pain again, the pace was very gentle. Naturally that gave time for noticing things in the woods. For instance this tree apparently tired out for a job as a lightening rod. It does not seem to have fared well to me.
Close by was a flicker of movement. A careful look revealed this scene. Check the center of the picture.
Now for an enlargement of the object of attention.
Another couple had stopped to see what was going on. As they were getting their cameras ready for a picture, the very large axis deer exploded out of the grasses and bounded off into the adjacent tree line. Our native white tail deer are about as big as a front leg on an axis deer.
Now it was time to head on down the trail to Bucks Lake to check out what’s going on there. There were two folks down the lake a way fishing. For the most part the trees protected the lake so it was a mirror. During my observations several nice catfish swam past my feet.
Finally the South Llano River was in sight. The banks are about twenty feet high and definitely not stable. Signs warn the idiots that the bank of the river can cave in with them. It does make a pretty scene even with the cloudy day we were having. Later in the evening a fool in a canoe ran the culvert that carries the river under the entrance road. He made it through fine but it seems too dangerous for the amount of thrill provided.
Supper was at the La Familia Restaurant and the food was great. The best part was when my feet were leaving. A lady was trimming the shrubbery. My comment was “Looks like haircut time”. What followed was a thirty minute visit with a delightful lady of Junction. She and I talked gardening and roses with lots of enthusiasm. Her name is Gertrude and she tends several of the business place gardens in town. Gertrude it was a wonderful memorable visit.
In fact the conversation was so nice that my preoccupied mind forgot to stop and fill up with diesel on the way back to the Castle. Oh Well, it was still an excellent way to finish a day of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.