Balcones Canyonlands NWR Sunset HDR

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

Not far from my house is a place called Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. This place exists mainly to protect the habitat of some endangered songbirds, but it also has several hiking trails. I have lived in Central Texas for more than 15 years and have not been out there, so in mid-December I went. The hiking trails that I visited on this day are … Continue reading Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

Peacock Mayfield Park Austin

Peacocks and Downtown

My daughter is into photography and so one Saturday we went down to Austin on a photo shoot. It’s always nice when your teenage daughter wants to do something with you. The first place we went was to a park that has peacocks. I have been here before, but I have never been able to get the peacocks on the ground displaying their feathers. Today … Continue reading Peacocks and Downtown

Austin Texas skyline Lady Bird Lake dawn

Austin at Dawn

On a cold Sunday morning, I got up early and went to downtown Austin to try to get some predawn city skyline photos. It was a relatively clear morning and there was a parking garage that I wanted to try out. I like going to tall parking garages as I can just walk right in and take the elevator to the top deck and find … Continue reading Austin at Dawn

Fall colors in Austin Texas reflected in pond

In Search of Fall Color in Austin

In Central Texas, we don’t really get much of a fall foliage season. Half the trees, like Live Oak and Juniper, don’t even lose their leaves in the Fall. But, I did manage to see a little bit of fall color near where I work in Austin.  So, the next day I planned to bring my camera with me and walk around at lunch and … Continue reading In Search of Fall Color in Austin