Last week, when the balmy weather included a high of 80 degrees, we went for a hike at Hamilton Pool, a beautiful collapsed grotto (click for a previous visit). After skipping a few stones in the pool, we took the trail along cypress-lined Hamilton Creek, following it to the bluff overlooking the Pedernales River and back. Here are some images from along the way.
A tree trunk, cut to clear the path, has been carved to show the way.
Enormous boulders line the creek, providing natural windows to pretty views like this small waterfall and green pool.
Oak leaves were still in fall color.
Fall and winter always mingle in central Texas.
A giant bald cypress along the creek
Wishing you a Happy New Year, dear reader! May 2011 bring peace and prosperity.
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