Monday, July 30, 2012

Running Water....Back Road Surprise


Of all the trips I have made on this back road short-cut to town, I never once realized this beautiful spot existed.


I came across it quite by accident, when I stopped to photograph a fence post for this weeks' Friday's Fences.

Looking for a shady spot to park the truck, I stopped just past a small concrete bridge.










That is when I saw the water through all the lush green undergrowth. Click on photo for a closer look.











I'm guessing, the stream provides plenty of water for the vegetation to be so healthy and green. Everything around the area, is drying up in these high temperatures we are having.


On first sight, my imagination took me to another place in time...I wonder if a Lipan Apache or a member of the Tonkawa Indian tribe could have stood in this same spot so many years ago.










Because of the tangled underbrush, it would make a perfect hide-out... a perfect spot to water your horse and take a rest.












As the early morning sunlight danced on the water, it flowed past me, continuing  under the bridge.

Don't you just love finding the unexpected in nature.....

Meggie Mac

18 comments:

  1. Hi my dear friend Meggie, Finally I have my internet connection again and I look your very beautiful blog posts finally...:))
    I like your pictures so much. I always say that you are living wonderful place.. But this time I and my daughter will go a natural place for a week for summer holiday..:)) I wish I have taken nice photos as yours..:))
    All best and warm wishes dear Meggie..:))

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    1. Hello, Beck...it is a wonderful place. At times, Internet connections can be very frustrating. Glad you have them again.

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    1. Thanks...it is very small, but beautiful!

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  3. That's a wonderful discovery. I think you will spend some time there.

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    1. Hi Deb....it is wonderful, but it is so overgrown, I'm afraid to venture too close this time of year. Snakes are out in full force with the hot weather.

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  4. What a beautifully shady place, I can almost hear the sound of the water and feel the delicious coolness of the place. Magical. Refreshing. Tranquil. I can well imagine your surprise!

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    1. Dearest Elaine, you would have loved it. There were so many sounds that go with a place like this. You could hear the water and the little insects making their happy sounds! The photos didn't capture the real beauty of it!

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    1. Hello Jane.....wouldn't it be great if we could bottle it. I will be stopping again!

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  6. Gorgeous shots, Meggie! That's my kinda place!

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    1. Hi Brian....I can only imagine the photos you could take of this place!

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  7. There's something about water that is so calming--you've captured that feeling in your photographs. XOXO

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    1. Thank you, Susan...loved the photos of you and your grandchildren!

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  8. Beautiful photos, Meggie! It must have been a wonderful sight to see so much green when it is so dry. Or I imagine Texas is as dry and brown as Missouri is right now.

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    1. Hi Cheryl...the stream is spring-fed. Everything around here is about to dry up...I can see cracks in my driveway.

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  9. Your scenery looked like my hike the other day....beautiful!

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  10. Oh, such a beautiful spot...wish it were near me!

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