Let me pick up from where we left off on the previous post ... we were on the trail around Ladybird Lake in Austin, and had stopped at a water stop by the dog park ...
As we continue on the loop trail, we pass the statue of Texas musician Stevie Ray Vaughan, standing tall by the lake, silently watching the prancing dogs and strolling people around him with his guitar in hand, as if waiting for the right moment to break into song.
Now we are on the other side of Lamar Bridge. Framed by the Fall foliage, the bridge and its reflection make a pretty picture.
As the sun begins to dip even lower, there's a hush around the lake, and we pass fewer people. We can hear the plop of the oars striking the water as the last rowers return to the docks, and we hear the calls of birds settling in for the night.
The parts of the trail that are tree-lined get much darker, and the trees seem to loom taller as we pass under them.
We pause at the boat dock, to watch the intensity of the colors in the fading light. The deep blue of the water, and the reds and browns of the trees reflecting on its calm surface.
As the last of the runners drives away, and the last canoe is put away, a quiet descends on the lake, and the residents settle down for the night. I love the way the setting sun makes their orange beaks glow!
Have a good evening!