Glow

The skies were overcast today. Austin was lit by a soft light. Nature seemed to glow.

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Infrequent waterfall

The climate of Central Texas is sub-humid, it’s not unusual for most river beds to go dry during the hot season. When rain falls, flash flood warnings are frequent, rivers and creeks come back to life for a few hours, sometimes flooding over roads and trails, before drying up until the next downpour.

Hamilton pool, a nice preserve North West of Austin, is fed by the Hamilton creek, falling into a pool and then running off to the Pedernales river. After a heavy downpour, the waterfall comes back to life and is magnificent.

The Hill Country, the region surrounding Austin, is on a porous limestone formation. Water runs down into the Edwards aquifer. That is the balance of water there.

Here’s Hamiton pool and its waterfall, alive.

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