My walk the day before in the Brazos Bend State Park was short, maybe an hour and 30 minutes but what I saw and the photos I took were just enough to wet my appetite; make me eager to return. So on Thursday instead of going to the gym after I dropped Patty at work, I drove straight out hwy 59, just a little past Sugarland and down to the south another 20 minutes, and arrived at the park by 8 am when it opened.
It felt like there were only me and my camera in the world, no school busses full of children, no parents with strollers, and no bicycles (ists?) whizzing around. I have found that I like this feeling, this type of aloneness. It is surprising how lonely I can feel sitting at home or at a movie theater alone, or even while out to lunch with a group of friends but when I am alone, out walking with my camera my world seems full and satisfying.
‘To walk on Water’ I am hopelessly inept at naming birds. I saw a cardinal and a blue jay for sure but the rest I won't attempt to name. These guys floating in the shallows along the shore reassured me that alligators weren't too close – a calm bird seems to be a good indicator doesn’t it? As I walk up on them, they would take off - walking across the water…. they didn’t seem to fly. (?)
Just to see if he was real I walked back and forth across the foot bridge – his face moved back and forth WATCHING me! he is real.
So six different alligators in all. There are a couple hundred more photos that I could show you but will stop here. These show you the general look of the land – Hope you enjoyed the walk.