Autumn, Birds, Blog, Miller Springs Park, Nature Photography, Seasons, Texas, Wildflower


A couple of days ago I decided I just had to get out of the house. I called my neighbor and asked if he wanted to go with me. I teaching him how to use his camera, and I thought maybe it would be a good day to practice.

Well, we got to Miller Springs – just 4 minutes from home, and he discovered that his battery was dead. So much for teaching him how to use his camera!

But, all was not lost. It was a beautiful day–still hot, in the 80’s, but the humidity was low, and there was a beautifully refreshing breeze coming over the Leon River. We plopped ourselves down on a picnic bench and just enjoyed being. I cried for a bit, just because I was so happy to be outside.

I managed to take a few photos. There were no water birds in sight, but there was an Eastern Phoebe in the tree where it seems to like to spend its time. There were some beautiful wildflowers, too.

A couple of turtles had me stumped before I realized it looked like there for four, because there was really smooth reflection on the river. And it was exciting to see that some of the trees are already changing colors.

Autumn must be on the way!