Nature’s stained glass.

I’ve been home for two weeks, catching up on the homefront.   Noreen and David visited for a week, and we got out for a sail on Lake Travis with them.  I’m enjoying watching the last few weeks of Winter happen in the Hill Country.  This is the tail end of last night’s sunset, through the trees in my back yard.

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Bull Creek flowing.

I took another trip to St Edwards Park the other day to explore some of the trails I didn’t get to on my last visit.   It was the MLK holiday, and a beautiful January Austin day – and everyone else had the same idea.  The parking lot was PACKED.

It’s nice to see a bit of water in the creek.  It is supposed to rain again tomorrow, thankfully.

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Looking upstream from a point along the red trail north of the park.
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Standing in the middle of the creek bed on dry rocks – not a good place to be after a rain!
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Winter creek-scape looking upstream, taken from the concrete wall/dam on the southside of the park.
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A view of concrete wall/dam taken from the south bank.

I’ll be back.

A reminder.

Winter sun setting.

My Uncle Bill passed away this morning – 1 month since his brother died, and less than 2 months since he learned that he had cancer.   My heart goes out to my aunt and my cousins who have had their world turned upside down so quickly.  He is loved and missed terribly by his family.

It is startling to realize how quickly our lives can be taken out of our hands.   And that as much as I fret about things day to day, I really don’t have any control at all.   I guess what’s important is that we get the most out of each day we have.

The shot above is of the sun dropping low in the sky on a crisp winter day.  The tree in the foreground has lost its leaves, but you can already see the buds along the branches getting ready to pop in a month or so.   Life goes on….