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Flora and Fauna
When it's still 90+ degrees outside in October AND your big kids have a day off from school, what kind of activity do you plan? Any kind of outdoor exploration with SWIMMING!
Reimer's Ranch had been on my list of places to visit, as we have not been there since before 2010. With the beautiful Pedernales River flowing through, coupled with all the beautiful flora+fauna and insect friends, it was a perfect spot to have a weekday adventure with our friends.
Austin is one of those festival cities. You know, where most of your favorite musicians and bands show up to a play a 3 day festival and everyone and their Mom's dog shows up from all over the globe to see them play. Most of the locals have accepted their city's festival fate by either participating, ignoring, or leaving town.
This last Friday, I went to go see KUTx's Live at the Four Seasons ACL showcase. With local names like Lincoln Durham, Gina Chavez, Walker Lukens & The Sidearms, and Israel Nash, it was definately something I did not want to miss. Aside from the amazing music, can we talk about the grounds of the Four Seasons hotel? It's beautiful with its lake front lot and hammocks spread about. There was such lush flora and fauna, the kiddos and adults alike were climbing trees and spread out on the lawn. I could see how it was a first pick venue.
$10 dollars bought me my admission, copious amounts of coffee, a breakfast taco, a granola bar, time spent with good friends, and a front seat to some awesome music. Did I mention that all of the proceeds go to the Seton Shivers Cancer Center? Best $10 spent, ever.
Life has slowed down a bit since making it back home from our travels. On this particular day, we headed to our neighborhood park for a quick swing and slide down the BIG slide. Our littlest has begun riding her tricycle more and more. I think she will be taking off in no time!
Another thing we saw at the park: BEES! It is always a pleasure of mine to shoot still lifes of plants, insects, and animals. This vine first attracted me because of its heart shaped leaves. As I got closer, I saw these hardworking bees dancing around in the pollen. They were kind enough to let me photograph them. (No person was stung during this encounter!)