Round 2 (or so)
I can’t believe it has been a month (give or take a few days) since my last post. Why so long? First of all that is a question I have been asking myself, not one I think you are asking me :). A standard answer would be “oh, you know, life gets in the way”. BUT, is that really why? Most likely not. I could say ‘it’, being the time between posts, began to lengthen because my days just got busy, but it’s really because my faithful friend, good old ‘lack of vision’, crept back into my life. With that said, below are a few shots from the past month.
And one more thing, round 2 (or is it round 3, or round 4, or round 61…you get my point) begins today ;)
This was taken from the car (I know) on our way home from Austin, around Columbus on HWY 71. We took two trips there this month, once we stayed in town on the river and the other trip was spent on the lake. Great weather both times.
Town Lake has a wonderful walking path around it, it can become a bit busy in the morning, but worth it. This picture is the underbelly of the Congress Bridge. I use the term underbelly because it is a bit, well, smelly. Bats, bats and more bats make it so. Here is what austincityguide.com has to say (notice there is not mention of the oder below the bridge, but then when you view them I don’t think that is where you would want to be):
“The Congress Avenue Bridge spans Town Lake in downtown Austin and is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America. The colony is estimated at 1.5 million Mexican free-tail bats. Each night from mid-March to November, the bats emerge from under the bridge at dusk to blanket the sky as they head out to forage for food. This event has become one of the most spectacular and unusual tourist attractions in Texas. The most spectacular bat flights are during hot, dry August nights, when multiple columns of bats emerge.”
From our hotel window. This show was fun to create, I set my camera up on a chair and used the timer. I love the colors of the tail lights as the cars pass over Town Lake on Congress Avenue.
If you haven’t noticed from previous images, I love a shallow depth of field. This fence was on the side of the road (on our way to Austin), we actually stopped because of a wood pile, but this is the image I like best.
It’s nice to be back (on WP), I have missed visiting your blogs- I’m looking forward to catching up! -Kim