I thought you might like something nice, after the last post. This morning, after dropping the kids off at school early (their math teacher has office hours at 7:30 am), I went on a brief walk around Town Lake here in Austin. The sun was only just up when I started, and it was slightly misty. I only had my phone with me, but I’m always amazed that the pictures aren’t half bad.
I’ve done a post before about the pedestrian bridge across Town Lake under the Mopac Bridge, but I can never get enough of it. Call me crazy, but this butt-ugly concrete highway bridge always offers something special.
This early in the morning most of the pigeons were still lined up on the ledge, and the skyline was touching the low clouds while a skiff provided interesting ripples in the water.
On the other side of the bridge the trail offers a wonderful combination of nature and urban environment.
Lou Neff Point, where Barton Creek enters Town Lake, is absolutely serene at this time of day. . .
. . . and there are plenty of great picture opportunities with the Austin skyline framed in different ways.
On the way back I love seeing the canoes and skiffs through the trees. I especially liked this bright red one. The guy is fishing. Way to relax at 8 am on a Wednesday!
And again, I couldn’t resist. More Mopac Bridge.