I don’t ever remember Austin looking this dry. Even the cactus is suffering. I thought I would get the camera out and take a few pictures of the terrain to remember it by. However, what REALLY would show the shortage of water is a good look at the rivers, creeks and lakes. Sorry I can’t share those types of shots just yet. Haven’t been down to the lake in a long while, but I hear that it is bad.
I took the kids on their first “Photo Shoot” for our homeschool a week or two ago and we I took the kids on a photo-shoot a few days back. Their photo favorites (pictures the kids took on our shoot) are over at the Post today. I also talk about our Photography with Kids 101 plans for the school year over there – don’t miss it! Mine (the photos I took on our shoot) are below:
Mesquite, barbed wire, dry grass, dark cedars, and scenic rolling hills; the hill country gasping for water. I feel sorry for the animals and plants… especially the really old twisted oaks that have been dying lately. So sad to see a trophy oak turning brown (or being chopped down for yet another ugly, unnecessary transportation ‘project’). I remember when the hill country was pristine in most parts out here. My heart aches to see more and more of it being eaten up by suburbia and commercial zones.
Something about this particular cactus really stood out to me as I drove by. Had to stop and get out to take a picture. Not that there aren’t plenty of cacti around here. I mean, we’ve got cactus. And a lot of it. Did you know that white tailed deer eat cactus during a drought as a source of water?
The fence was rusted. That cactus is in the background. It was pretty far off. That’s some hot bokeh – in more ways than one. My new 15x zoom lens rocks, baby.
So what do you think? Pretty crispy, eh?! Pray for rain!