05 November 2007

Enchanted Rock 2007



Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is one of my favorite places to go in Texas. It's extremely unique--a 1 billion year old granite dome protruding from the Texas Hill Country earth--and relatively close to Austin. A big ol' group of us went camping there this weekend, and here are a few shots I took. Very inspirational in a dry, Edward's Plateau kind of way.


Peeling bark on a Texas persimmon


Nolina texana (Texas bear grass)


Rusty fall Little bluestem hiding a yucca


Mistflower


Yucca and Nolina texana






Bluebonnet rosettes were growing in the gravel parking lot, testament to their need for sandy, poor soils. They'll overwinter like this and bloom in spring.


My temporary companion "Hop Sing"




2 comments:

Pam/Digging said...

Nice pics. Enchanted Rock is one of our favorite Hill Country destinations too.

It must be the time of year for getting out of town and enjoying nature. We went to Lost Maples last weekend, on a first visit. I'll be posting about it later today.

shirl said...

Hi there, Lee :-)

I came to visit following the posts on garden paths and browsed down to this post. I would love to visit here although living in Scotland I am not used to hot temps and perhaps this is the best way for me to do it :-D

Thanks for sharing these images - you photos are great! I enjoyed reading about your walkway too :-D