Monday, December 8, 2014

Fall in South Texas

Fall has arrived.  The trees have turned from green to yellow, red and orange. Last week we spent a few days in the hill country, about 75 miles from here, visiting friends.  Was a very cold, windy day when we were visiting. Not many people out and about, but we did get to see lots of deer,including some good lucking bucks with large racks.  We took a short walk from their RV which lead us to the Medina River.  The water was so clear and clean.  The banks are surrounded by cypress trees which were dropping their leaves into the water.

Medina River

water was crystal clear

A drive to see more fall color lead us to Garner State Park, along the Guadalupe River.  This is a large camping location with hikes and kayak rentals available.  We definitely need to come back here in the spring.

Garner State Park view of  Guadalupe and mountains

one of many large trees

Guadalupe River
 Since then, the weather has warmed up again.  I was able to do a bit of plant potting.

And, just to stay in the holiday spirit, we got out our bob;wire Christmas tree.  We are not doing lots of decorating since we will be in Seattle for Christmas.

Well, time to get some chores going.  Stay warm and dry.
Your friends,
Michelle and Fred
Traveling the country so you don't have to!