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Sunday, October 28, 2012

An East Texas Cypress Swamp. . .So Pretty!

I love the water in any form. . .

even sitting by a swimming pool or fountain makes me happy. . .

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so sitting at the water’s edge at Lake Texana was just perfect. . .

how much more relaxing can you get?

 

Beautiful Butterflies

and of course you know I’m going to chase down

and photograph any butterfly that I see. . .

 

but, alas, all good things must end. . .

Day Trip - Lake Texana to Lake Steinhagen

so Friday morning, we loaded up, and headed out through Houston, which would supposedly cut an hour off of our travel time. . .what were we thinking?  Traffic. . . cars cutting in front of ya at 65 mph. . .changing lanes to make sure you stay on the right freeway. . .grrrrrr. 

 

We lived, and drove in Houston traffic for 30 years.  I didn’t think a thing about driving across town to take a class. . .but pulling  a rig is a whole different ballgame. . .but survive we did . . .

 

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and arrived at beautiful Magnolia Ridge,

a COE park on B.A. Steinhagen Lake. . .

 

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what a beautiful, beautiful place. . .

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after a great lunch of ribs, potatoes, and baked beans. . .

Dad and Dave are standing outside discussing fishing. . .

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more gorgeous fall color in the Cypress Swamp. . .

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went alligator hunting again. . .still no luck!

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but this red headed woodpecker was putting on quite a show. . .

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and after a four mile bike ride. . .

the perfect end to the day. . .fishing!

 

Until next time,

Janice

 

 

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