Wow, what a great weekend! J and I left Austin around 5:00 pm on Friday and headed out to Brazos Bend Campground. Got there around 9:00 pm, checked in and setup our tent. Then we hung out for a while. It was a beautiful evening — one that I’ll remember forever. There was an almost full moon, the frogs + crickets were singing and we heard owls hooting and coyotes having a party. So romantic + peaceful. It got cool too, great weather for sleeping under the stars.
Got up at 5:30 am to grab a shower and breakfast, and then my friend Carolyn came and picked me up around 6:30 — so that J could catch a few more winks — and we were off to Nash Prairie. Once there we met up with Peter and Steve to go on a photography adventure.
I felt like a kid in a candy store taking pictures of Rattlesnake Master — a super cool plant that I hadn’t been able to photo well in Texas before. It’s one of my favorite plants, so architectural. Feast your eyes:
Carolyn joked that I took 450 pictures of Rattlesnake Master — and I don’t think she was too far off the mark! But, I did take a few pictures of other cool plants and critters too — like this little spider that Steve spotted
Multi-flowered hoary pea and brownseed paspalum
Halloween Pennant dragonflies
Milkweed seeds with their silky parachutes
Cute little snails climbing slooooowly up the grasses
A walking stick nearby — can you see him?
And sensative briars shimmering in the morning light
Whenever I’m out on the prairie a happy, happy feeling washes over me. Hope you can feel it too!
I’ll finish up our weekend getaway with more photos tomorrow.