Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday - Lake Georgetown Sunset

It's Wednesday once again, time to join Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. Be sure to visit and see all of the beautiful photos everyone is sharing this week. I'm excited to be joining once again this week. It got so crazy over the holidays that I really didn't have time to do much blogging. But I got a new camera for Christmas, and DH and I decided to take a trek out to Lake Georgetown and play with some sunset photos.
I apologize in advance for the length of this post. We thought we were taking a short little walk down to the lakefront. WRONG! My first clue should have been the sign that warned "Hunting ongoing - stay on the trail".

The "trail" - I assume they are using the term VERY loosely!

After a mile and a half of mud, rocks and deadfall, we started to see some glimpses of blue..

I started to realize how isolated this area is when I saw that Tom Hanks had left his trusty sidekick "Wilson" here!

We're getting there....

Finally! I was starting to think that our recent drought had dried the lake up completely!

Waiting patiently, our long hike began to pay off.....




As you can guess from the progression of these pictures, the "trail" was dark when we started our hike back to the car. NOT smart. But I'm so happy with the photos that we got that I guess the burning calf muscles and muddy feet (not to mention 1 very large mesquite thorn in my jacket) were well worth it. Hope you enjoyed these views of our glorious sunset. Don't forget to pay Susan a visit and check out all the beautiful photos.

39 comments:

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for your sore calf muscles and your muddy feet but surely it was worth it for the pictures :) Love the sunset photos. They are amazing! Thanks for taking it for the team. Hugs!

Lori E said...

Gorgeous shots. You know the first thing I thought about was that you would be walking back in the dark.
But thanks for taking one for the team just to get the pics for us.

Deb said...

beautiful sunset....great photos

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Kat, your pictures are all just wonderufl. I love the beautiful sunsets. You are really becoming the fantastic photographer. I love seeing all your great pictures. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

Wow, you had a gorgeous day for a hike. The pictures are just beautiful, Kathy!! Personally, I wouldn't have made it a mile before getting sore. I am SO out of shape!

Love the sunset. Have I said Happy New Year? Well, I am now!! ;-)

xoxo
Janie

La Dolfina said...

Beautiful...
I think it's time for a hike!
Thanks for the beautiful motivation!
xo
Terri

xinex said...

You picked the right camera, Kathy. These are truly gorgeous pictures!...Christine

Lori said...

What wonderful photos.. Love the sunset.. I bet it was getting pretty dark for your hike back.. Looks like you are learning how to use your new camera..LOL

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Beautiful pictures, Kat, and yes, I did thoroughly enjoy them! I'm also relieved you got to the car safely. Sorry about the thorn in your jacket.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Amy said...

Just wonderful shots of the sunset. Very pretty. I'm glad you made it back to the car but it sure was worth it!!!

Sarah said...

Wonderful sunset photos. Is this Georgetown, TX?

kbbryant said...

Did you have a flashlight? Your adventure seems to have been worth the adventure. Lovely!


Kathy b

LV said...

Enjoyed taking the trail walk with you. You put your new camera to great use. Thanks for sharing.

Light and Voices said...

Lovely sunset photographs! I hope you had a flashlight.
Joyce M

luna miranda said...

spectacular photos! i'm glad you were not discouraged by the difficult trail, and you were able to share with us a beautiful sunset.

Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful!!!! Nothing like a winter's day and then the cold air bringing on such wonderful colors to end and become dark.

Come on over to see C shells!! For WEDNESDAY

Vivian said...

Isn't it wonderful to watch nature change right in front of our eyes.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Wilson?...LOL! Great shots of the lake and sunset. So worth it and you lived to tell about it. :)
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

SmilingSally said...

What a nice walk, Kathy. Thanks for sharing. Happy OW.

Together We Save said...

These pictures are wonderful!!

Mary said...

Your photos are beautiful. You've put that new camera to good use. Have a great Outdoor Wednesday.

Kathysue said...

Kat, these pictures are amazing, I am taking deep sighs looking at the sunset over the lake. As always your wit and humor are the best, especially about Wilson,hehe,Hugs Kathysue

Southern Lady said...

Your pictures are beautiful, especially the last one. They were well worth all you went through to capture them!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

They say -- what good is a great shot if not shared?

Well, the sore muscles were very well worth it in my humble opinion.

:)

If you get a moment --would love you to stop by -- I'm going to start a new meme --Friday-- Finding Beauty that I would love you to join!

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

The Muse said...

beautiful images even in the dead of winter! and honestly i loved the whole soccer ball wilson reference..lol

ellen b. said...

you really were rewarded nicely!! Beautiful shots...

eileeninmd said...

Well worth it for that beautiful view of the sky. Awesome sunset.

James said...

The sunset pictures are stunning! They are so beautiful and I love the way the trees frame the picture,the water everything. Your caption for my post was good because the canons were really LOUD! :)

Martha said...

What wonderful pictures of the sunset -- worth having to trek back in the dark!

LDH said...

Oh, so worth getting these beautiful pictures of the sunset! They are just lovely!

BTW... interesting to know you lived in Philadelphia and are familiar with the Cherry Hill area!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Kathy your photos are fabulous! I love a prety sunset. That does look like a rough trail! Good thing you were able to find you way back in the dark.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Ebie said...

Oh Kat! Your photos are gorgeous! And congratulations to your new camera! The progression shots are really beautiful, love the orange hues!

Happy New Year and thanks for the friendship in blogging through the year!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

You are a devoted photographer to go through all this to capture that sunset. And then you shared it with all of us!

btw, I always wondered whatever happened to Wilson. Who knew he would end up in Texas?

Lois said...

It certainly was worth the walk because you got some fabulous pictures!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a dedictated photographer to go through all of that, but the photos turned out so pretty. That sunset is gorgeous. Looks like your new camera is a keeper! laurie

DesignTies said...

Beautiful!! Well worth risking your lives on the dark trail, I think ;-) Funny, orange isn't one of my favourite colours, but I just love bright orange sunsets :-)

Have fun with your new camera!!

Kelly

Stine in Ontario said...

The sunset photos are outstanding!

Maria said...

The last four very worth waiting for, they are toatally amazing. Well done and thanks for the visit.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kat! Beautiful pictures! You are becoming quitethe pro with your new camera! And...love the music! Claude Debussey...perfect for your photos! Happy weekend! Hope you are staying warm!...hugs...Debbie