Archive for June, 2019

The San Antonio Botanical Garden is a place that was well-thought out for those who like walking and viewing a variety of garden like environments in a peaceful setting. There are exhibits that cover urban farming, Japanese gardens, hill country gardens, rose gardens, tropical gardens, cactus and succulent gardens, fern gardens, ponds, Texas native trails, and bird watching blinds. There is not as much canopy in Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin which I wrote about last year, but there are ample spots to re-hydrate and the tropical green house has air conditioning. Even though it was 100 degrees I had a blast taking hundreds of photos. Here are a few and I hope you make a trip to the San Antonio Botanical Garden to enjoy it’s peace and beauty. San Antonio Botanical Garden¬†https://www.sabot.org/

 

Old Baldy is 1,849 feet up a steep half-mile climb of rugged back country in Garner State Park in Concan, Texas. I would recommended someone be in somewhat decent physical condition because of the angles, slopes, rock climbing, tree roots, and the Texas heat. Watch your ankles, wear good solid shoes, and follow the yellow footprints. Most of the trail is shaded with Mesquite and I believe Cypress trees. However, at times, there is no shade. The reward at the end is awesome! The valley overlooking Garner State Park and the Frio River.  I took several photos along my hike. I hope you enjoy the photos and visit Garner someday too.

 

One of my favorite places to relax, stroll, and take photos is the San Antonio River walk. No matter how many photos I shoot, I notice differences in all of them and never loose enjoyment taking them. I hope you find inspiration in the photos and choose to take a trip to this wonderful place.

Enjoy the photos!

The Medina River is sourced by cool natural crystal clear springs that occur in the Balcones Fault in Central Texas. Many species of plants and animals live either east or west of the Balcones Fault which makes it important to ecology. The water is cool and refreshing in the hot Texas sun. The Cypress trees that line the banks provide a shade that creates a calm and relaxing atmosphere. I had the opportunity to tube the Medina River recently, get it off my bucket list, and take some photos. Enjoy the pictures! My services were provided by the excellent Medina River Company. https://www.themedinarivercompany.com/