There are a few places in Texas that are close to my heart. Yet, there is nothing quite like the beauty of the hill country, and in Leakey it’s impossible to not find something beautiful to photograph. Some years the river is high, especially after a flood year….but the majority of the time the river is low. The biggest challenge is taking your pictures before all the rednecks with ice chests full of beer start floating the river. After all the people are gone, the river is peaceful and serene. Your eye is instantly drawn towards the ancient trees that line the river, their twisted roots dipping into the water. The water gets cloudy from all the people stirring up the rocks on the bottom, but early in the morning before the water is churned up you can see the soapstone clearly in the bottom and it gives a beautiful greenish hue to the river. It has been a few years since we have been able to visit there, so these pictures are simply calming to look at and remember the beauty of it all. I can’t wait to go back…
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson