As our Memorial Day weekend ended, we left our friends in San Angelo, and headed back towards Austin.
When coming through Llano, we saw quite a few people heading for the bridge, so we decided to make traffic worse by slowing down to see what the commotion was about.
Can you see it??
Ok, sooooo after causing more cars to slow down, we whipped a right after the bridge ended and got this cool picture and video.
No. That’s NOT Niagra Falls people.
And then of course I noticed the little park next to the river, so we just had to get out and
take some pictures stretch our legs… (disclaimer: these were all taken using the iPhone, but I still think they came out pretty good!)
This little park sat on the southeast side of Hwy 71, and you can see the Live Oaks are loving this rain.
The rain has clearly done a number on the decomposed granite path.
Here the water is rising up onto the banks but you can see the gaillardia and yucca are still blooming strong.
A look up the river, churning and burning.
A little battered by the rain but still beautiful.
A stack of river rocks looks out over the rising waters.
This vernal pool is loving the wet weather…at least I think this would qualify as a vernal pool.
…a lizard! Found him yet?
Talk about some awesome camo. Hopefully you can see the granite colored rock lizard. Luckily he’s got some higher ground to run to if the waters rise any more.
A cool dead-tree-rock-totem pole thing greets you as walk down to the water.
The rocks are artfully designed and then somehow stuck in the tree. #IWantIt
Some wild oats lighten up the scenery.
The Retama and prickly pear appear to be drowning, but I’m sure they’ll bounce back after the waters recede. Aww the beauty of native plants.
Not sure on the ID of these little bushels of yellow flowers, but they loved the decomposed granite they were growing in.
Pretty solidly built little structure, as it seemed totally unaffected by the runoff. Some child (?or adult?) should be proud of their architectural abilities.