Wednesday, June 29, 2016

- Taking a ride

Retrospective (7/5/2016)

Patch #181 Through the looking glass




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There are times when you can't quite believe your eyes ...


When colors seem otherworldly and even the camera can't mess them up.

We're fortunate to live near the headwaters of the San Marcos River, where Texas State University runs glass-bottom boats ...


the better to show the wonders of the natural springs ...


Fish and turtles swim below ...


and limestone sand bubbles like Cream of Wheat as the crystal clear water flows out of the Edwards Aquifer ...


thirty feet below the boat.  

It's really quite amazing ...


and not a bad way to spend part of a summer's day ...


especially if it's topped off by lunch at Torchy's Tacos ...



8 comments:

handstories said...

That water…an amazing blue.

Mo Crow said...

what a beautiful spot !

Liz Ackert said...

In the past we've always managed to go on a cloudy day ... I was in awe of the colors brought out by the sun

Liz Ackert said...

It is magical ... all the creeks and rivers around here are incredibly clear (except when floods stir things up, of course)

Dana said...

Wow wow wow. What riches.

Liz Ackert said...

The Texas Hill Country has so much to offer

Judy Martin said...

nice

Liz Ackert said...

Thinking of you ... sending well wishes