I’ve been here for two months enjoying the trails and my grandchildren
Winter here is temperate and comfortable for a light jacket.
Some trees have shed their leaves,
but the marvelous live oaks hold on tight until spring.
Their branches dance this way and that, reaching down and up.
They maintain peaceful groves throughout the city.
Going on hikes I marvel at their tenacity growing in crevises and hanging on to cliffs.
This beautiful cedar tree is hugging the edge of a cliff.
Hiking high above a creek one can see you are still in the city with the highway bridge in the distance.
The people of Austin love their hiking trails, so one is never lonely on a hike here. The trails follow the creeks and the bridges balance above them. The bridges look permanent and strong, but I think the trees will outlive them.
My next post will be from the Trees of Costa Rica