Under 100 degrees in August in Dallas - the natives go crazy. It's time for adventure, so Ray and I headed to southeast Dallas to the Trinity River Audubon Center www.trinityriveraudubon.org for a hike.
We took advantage of the special Dollar Days admission and acquainted ourselves with the Trinity River Water Basin at the welcome center. They had interesting maps and displays concerning the flood plains and wildlife. Then we set off down the first path to the Trinity River vista. This forested canopy does not look like Dallas at all. Cool breeze, shade, and nature humming and buzzing around us.
It's not the mighty Mississippi but the Trinity River keeps the Dallas/Fort Worth area and beyond in business.
A teensy splash of color peeked out along the forested and prairie grass path. The variety of plants and greenery was astonishing. Someone reported they saw a copperhead snake earlier on a path - I'm fine with NOT running into that bad boy.
This little fellow was sunning himself on a bridge railing. As we passed he leaped to this frond. Ray was careful, inched closer, and snapped the pic. No autograph given. I can report we also saw a white heron and a blue heron soar over the ponds. All in all, the Trinity River Audubon Center was a delightful discovery on a "cool" (i.e. under 100 degrees) August day.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.