Today we reconnected with Hans and Lisa of Metamorphosis Road blog fame. Our destination was Joshua Springs Park and Preserve to do a long walk. When we arrived at 9:30 am, it was cool and cloudy/misty, 54 degrees with about 94% humidity. We could barely see the top of Ring Mountain.
I had a debate with myself about whether or not to wear a light jacket. The jacket choice won because it wasn't quite warm. Our walk started along Joshua Springs Lake, then we branched off to walk through meadows hoping to see birds, deer, armadillos, something!
Joshua Springs consists of over 400 acres and is run by Kendall County Parks. Within the park are trails for walking, biking, jogging and hiking, bird blinds, Joshua Springs Lake for fishing, canoeing and kayaking (no swimming), open air picnic pavilions, and a 3,000 square foot event center at the top of Ring Mountain.
As we walked through multiple fields on our hike, our shoes and socks became waterlogged. The grass was just tall enough that the dew or residual drops from recent rain permeated the breathe-able hiking boots. Squishy socks accompanied us as we walked.
|Young cypress tree growing in the lake|
|Fire ant nest (we saw a few of these in the meadows)|
|Fishing pier next to the lake|
|Lisa, Bob and Hans on the South Bank Loop trail|
We did see a number of wildflowers!
|Spanish bayonet yucca|
|On Ring Mountain looking down on Joshua Springs Lake|
|Spanish dagger yucca flowers|
|I love bluebonnets!|
|New oak tree leaves|
|Woolly Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)|
|Following a road|
|Too cool for snakes today|
|Ring Mountain (event center at top)|
|A turkey in one of the meadows|
|Comfort State Bank|
|Bird sculptures along the roof line in Comfort.|
|What you can find in Comfort|
|Comfortable Pizza station|
|Must be mesquite for wood-fired pizza|
|A Texas longhorn|
|Find Comfort on the porch of The Tinsmith's Wife|
|Hans, Bob, Lisa in front of Comfort State Bank|
|Treue der Union Monument|
Next, we went along Cypress Creek and that completed our day in Comfort. Hans spotted black squirrels along the bank. Their thick black fur sets them apart from their cousins with gray or brown coats.
|A black squirrel|
|An old bridge|
Back at Travelers World RV Park, we walked around the park in the evening and found a couple of interesting rigs.
|The trailer is not much bigger than the picnic table!|
|Big foot with small tow. LOL.|
|Sleeping with eyes half open?|
|Or stink eye?|