Thursday, April 16, 2015

Stephen F. Austin State Park Redo

Years ago Breck and I hiked in Stephen F. Austin State Park.  However, it was long before we began our journey to visit all 93 parks, I took no pictures, and could not tell you an exact date of our visit. This past weekend we revisited SFASP and this time I have proof.


We hiked a different trail than the ones we had taken in the past.


Everything was ridiculously green from the spring rains and new growth.



The spring rains probably had something to do with the mushrooms we saw popping up along the trails.


And the bees were having a field day with all the wildflower blossoms.



I regretted not bringing my telephoto lens when we spotted this woodpecker and heard several others in the trees.



Never forgetting to look down as well as up I found many snails making a snack of the decaying forest leaves.



Lovely park.  Lovely trees.


And lovely wildflowers at this time of year.


We also stopped by the historic site just outside the park where Stephen F. Austin started his original Texas colony.


The colony was burned in The Runaway Scrap which you will remember from 4th grade history if you were raised in Texas.  This replica of Stephen F. Austin's house sits on the site.


And more wildflowers, of course.  Bluebonnets.


Poppies.


And Wine Cups.