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Zilker Park, Austin

A good friend of mine came to town yesterday so we went to Zilker Park to walk around. It was a gorgeous day! Originally we were planning to look for their bird rehabilitation area. I’ve been there before and there were some great hawks and owls. But, being me, I got kind of lost so we ended up walking along the Colorado River instead. Austin calls this river ‘Town Lake’ or “Lake Austin” or “Lady Bird Lake,” but it’s clearly a river if you ask me. And Town Lake is the old name for “Lady Bird Lake,” which according to the map could meander anywhere along that section of “river.” Whatever. There were ducks and turtles and boats and glorious sunshine with a nice breeze. You may have to click the pictures to see any details. Ducks and turtles are kind of small.

I took some photos to share with you!

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Posted: November 29, 2017
Filed in Texas, Walks in Life


  1. Gorgeous. I could sit on that “river” bank all day and watch the birds and turtles all day … as long as someone kept bringing me food.

    Comment by Margaret Lake — November 29, 2017 @ 1:54 pm

  2. They had some nice benches and little overhang areas where you could watch the ducks or boats and so on. Quite pretty!

    Comment by Maria — November 29, 2017 @ 1:58 pm

  3. It looks so peaceful. I don’t know if I could manage the hike, but I sure could manage the sit and meditate.

    Comment by Dee/dragons3 — November 29, 2017 @ 3:02 pm

  4. It really was serene. There were other walkers and joggers, moms with strollers and the like, but everyone was quiet and doing their own thing. Was a very nice walk!

    Comment by Maria — November 29, 2017 @ 6:02 pm

  5. Oh that second picture down is just lovely when it is enlarged. How peaceful, you are so fortunate to have such a lovely place to hike. We have a lovely wetlands area that I love to just wander through on a nice day,you can kind of lose yourself when you are out in nature. Thank you for sharing

    Comment by tibet — December 1, 2017 @ 10:37 pm

  6. I agree, Tibet. Couldn’t you just sit on one of those flat rocks for hours (with a pillow, of course) just watching the water and the ducks and the trees?

    Comment by Margaret Lake — December 2, 2017 @ 10:44 am

  7. Just getting to Bear Mountain today, 1st time since before Thanksgiving. So, just now reading all of your news. You have made me smile with your family adventures, and appreciate the lovely photos taken on your hike.
    Plus your books news, too.
    Just want you to know your posts are always appreciated and enjoyed.

    Comment by Mary Jo Dawson — December 8, 2017 @ 5:19 pm

  8. Thanks Mary Jo! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are all ready for Christmas. May it be a blessed one. So glad you stopped by!

    Comment by Maria — December 8, 2017 @ 9:24 pm

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