Thursday, September 24, 2009

McKinney Falls

The rains finally came to quench our parched land here in Texas. The air cooled, and by the time the weekend rolled around I thought how wonderful that it's finally cool enough to go outside and do a little hiking. So on Saturday, which was quite cloudy in the morning, we drove down to McKinney State Park to finish up the trails we hadn't yet hiked. After about ten minutes on the trail, the sun came out from behind the clouds and that nice cool hike I'd been looking forward to for so long became a hot, sweaty hike. Even so, it was good to get outside for a while.


The longer trails were a bit ho-hum, walking through the same landscape for a long time without many points of interest aside from the remnants of an old homestead and grist mill. But the trails around the water were quite picturesque.







It seems that the butterfly migrations are beginning again. There were so many butterflies fluttering along the trails, especially this kind. I'm not sure what type it is, but they were everywhere.

3 comments:

Sandi said...

Sounds like you finally got some of the rains we've been getting, let's see, it was 9 days straight. We finally have a sunny day today, well, at least partly sunny. Too bad your hike turned hot. Cool is one of the things I so love about fall.

Phyllis said...

Hi Sandi,

Wow, 9 days of rain! We haven't had quite that much, but we've had a decent amount lately and the creeks have finally filled back up again. Yes, it's so nice to have some cooler autumn weather finally. Looks like this weekend is going to be a hot one though...

khoaisona said...

HELLO !!^^