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Blue Hole

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Yesterday we spent a pleasant seven hours visiting with our friends the Smiths in Wimberley, a town in the Texas Hill Country about 45 miles southwest of our home in Austin. The picture shows a part of Cypress Creek called Blue Hole. The large trees are bald cypresses, Taxodium distichum.

© 2017 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 22, 2017 at 8:30 AM

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  1. What a wonderful picture! 🙂


    November 22, 2017 at 8:40 AM

  2. You spent seven hours and got this gorgeous souvenir. I drove seven hours one way and came away with a good bit of blah. So it goes. This is a gorgeous photo. The great advantage of fewer leaves is more sky — and wonderful reflections.


    November 22, 2017 at 8:50 AM

    • As you pointed out the other day, it’s been a poor fall for colors this year, with even the bald cypresses not cooperating much. I’m sorry but not surprised that you didn’t get more for your seven hours of driving each way. I ended up with at least four good pictures of Blue Hole, all of them playing up the reflections.

      Steve Schwartzman

      November 22, 2017 at 9:57 AM

  3. So serene.

    automatic gardener

    November 22, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    • In the summer this is a popular swimming hole. Yesterday, by comparison, the place was indeed serene.

      Steve Schwartzman

      November 22, 2017 at 9:58 AM

  4. Stunning photo and what an amazing reflection!


    November 22, 2017 at 12:58 PM

    • All of the successful photographs I came away with emphasized the reflections, including that of the sky, which carried the weight of color for the image.

      Steve Schwartzman

      November 22, 2017 at 4:43 PM

  5. beautiful shot !


    November 22, 2017 at 4:26 PM

  6. Beautiful reflections!!


    November 22, 2017 at 8:49 PM

  7. One of my first dorm friends at Texas A&M University in 1973 was from Wimberley. I spent many a day at his house, dare I say drinking beer inhaling second-hand smoke from joints. I never got into the whole marijuana thing that was all the rage in the ’70s.

    Russel Ray Photos

    November 23, 2017 at 7:04 PM

    • I was going to ask if you ever made it to Blue Hole on one of your visits to that friend. Then it occurred to me that Blue Hole might not have been open to the public back in 1973. Now it’s a municipal park.

      As for “the whole marijuana thing,” I hope you find you’re better off for not having gotten into it.

      Steve Schwartzman

      November 24, 2017 at 1:22 AM

  8. […] A couple of weeks ago you got to look at another scenic place in Wimberley. […]

  9. Bald cypress just sound like magical trees to me. It is nice to see them thriving along this creek~how glorious they look. Fewer leaves does work really well, here.


    December 23, 2017 at 9:42 AM

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