Its been a year of strange weather here in Texas. We started out the year in severe drought and the spring and summer months brought little respite. We finally began to get some much-needed rain in the early fall but by then the trees had gone brown and dry. Its been the worst fall color season that I can remember and the earliest I’ve ever seen the trees begin to shed their leaves.
I had high hopes to capture some fall color around Austin last weekend but most of the leaves had already fallen or turned brown. I finished my Saturday afternoon workshop a little early (it was damn cold) and decided to enjoy the drive along Park Road 1C which runs between Bastrop and Buescher state parks. The 15 miles of winding road through the “Lost Pines” is always a treat for the senses.
I decided to stop at the lake near the entrance of Buescher State Park to see if I could spot any birds to photograph and could hardly believe my luck in finding still waters and a beautiful cobalt blue sky. Some days you just get lucky!