I know you may be ready to see me do something other than go on about our state park trips, but I have one more to show you . . . then we can get back to some cooking and sewing. On our way home from Dallas on Sunday we stopped into Cleburne State Park. Honestly, I wasn't expecting to be there long based on the website description about its mountain biking trails. My husband and sons love to mountain bike, not me, and I worried we would be over run by bikers. Not so.
The first thing I saw when we got out of the car and hit the trail was this lovely flower. Looks so much like a hibiscus flower.
And deep shade narrow dirt trails.
Very narrow, and sometimes we needed (okay, Breck needed) to duck.
Some trails ran semi-flat along the lake . . .
|25% grade up loose rock|
Do you get tired of seeing spring flowers? Not me, but I do try and show you new flowers at each park. Here are a few I haven't seen before.
And my word, did this guy let me get close or what!
|Texas Earless Lizard|
Slightly blurry butterfly, sorry.
This strange contraption is a watering system for birds. Its made from funnels that collect and pool the water at each level. I may need to make one of these. Good blog post idea, I think.
One trail takes you up a nice bluff of limestone to a wonderful view of the lake. Stunning.
I would never have leaned back on this tree over a 50 foot drop for a photo op, but my husband is crazy.
Another great park. Now back to cooking and sewing.
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