Butterfly on Goat's Beard, Red Lodge, Montana, June 2017

Butterfly on Goat's Beard, Red Lodge, Montana, June 2017
Butterfly on Goat's Beard, Red Lodge, Montana, June 2017

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The City of Boerne, Texas - Sunday, May 31

Today we opted to do the Boerne city walk, thinking we wouldn't go anywhere near low spots where water might be high from all the rain. The day was overcast, but not much threat of rain. (I brought my umbrella, just in case.)

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
It was Sunday morning and our route took us through the parking lot of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. Early service was letting out and we dodged cars in the lot. From the church, we took off into a neighborhood, then onto Main St. We saw some pretty flowers and interesting shops. None of the shops were open because it was about 9:45 on Sunday.

The following flowers were on a big bush (or small tree - it had a trunk). They are not hibiscus, but look similar.

Not hibiscus. Anyone know what this is?
I want to go back when this store is open!

Main Street, Boerne, Texas
Ye Kendall Inn looks like a nice place to stay
Sugar Belle's - mmmmmm.

Haven't been to Soda Pops Sugar Shack.
After we walked in the old part of downtown, we headed east into more neighborhoods. That's when we came upon a low-water crossing in the road with about 2-3" of water in it. Susan and I high-stepped through it and got our shoes and socks (and feet) wet. Darren and Bob detoured one street over and took a bridge across. Smart guys. LOL.

Mexican hat (Ratibida columnaris)

Old-fashioned European motorbike
Cibolo Creek was flowing high and fast. We've been here many times when very little water is spilling over this little dam. Today it was roaring through and making foam around the trees on the downriver side of the dam.
Boerne Dam on Cibolo Creek
Darren standing next to debris deposited by flood water.
Boerne Dam. (See the foam under the tree -
upper left?)
This water does not normally flow on the right side!
You can see water does not normally flow on this side
of the fence.
Boerne has beautiful art galleries with lovely sculptures.



Prickly pear - larger than life.

Anyone know what this flower is?
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpura)
Army officer by the U.S. Army memorial
After the Veterans Park memorials, we headed back to our start point at the Boerne Comfort Inn. From there it was a short drive to Taco Cabana for lunch.

After lunch Susan and Darrin had a prior commitment, so Bob and I went to see "Tomorrowland," George Clooney's newest movie.

Both of us liked "Tomorrowland." It takes place in the future and imagines a world that is rich in invention and creativity. Somewhere along the line things go awry in Tomorrowland and a teen-aged girl visits George Clooney to find answers about a pin that, when she touches it, transports her to a futuristic society.

Some very evil people come calling, intent upon killing George and the teen-ager. They're not from the government and they're not there to help. The movie has an interesting concept and I didn't fall asleep in it. I give it a B.

Another good day in San Antonio. Travel Bug out.


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