Sunday, March 28, 2010

Weekend Reflections - Blue Hole



We had an absolutely gorgeous day on Saturday, so we quit doing all the things we were supposed to do and took a jaunt to Blue Hole to take some photos. This is my contribution to Weekend Reflections, so graciously hosted by James every week at Newtown Area Photo.

Blue Hole is a gem of a swimming hole on the San Gabriel River, right smack in the middle of town. Not what most people imagine when they think of Texas. We have cliffs and everything! All pictures will enlarge when clicked to see more detail.




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31 comments:

Pam said...

Blue Hole looks like a wonderful place to enjoy a little getaway for a day of playing by the water until the sun sets.
Kathy, your photos are absolutely beautiful!

Matty said...

I love the treeline "under" the water. And that sun peeking through the tree is a nice capture.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your photography is just getting better and better. You are really becoming a pro with how you capture all the reflections and the light. I love your pictures. This looks like such a fun place to go and splash around. Hope your day is a super one. Hugs, Marty

maiaT said...

Wonderful reflections at sunset. It looks like a nice place for relaxation.

Julie Schuler said...

tremendously gorgeous photos!

Blondie's Journal said...

No, this is not what I would expect from Texas, so thanks for sharing. What a wonderful and fun place to spend the day exploring and relaxing. And your pictures are gorgeous! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Diane AZ said...

Fabulous scenes and reflections! How wonderful that the natural swimming hole is open to the public to enjoy. :)

Jeanie said...

Beautiful reflection. As a fellow Texan, I can say that we have a lot of beauty surrounding us and a wide variety of scenery.

RuneE said...

It must be pleasure indeed to have such things right in the middle of a city.

Kathysue said...

Kat, I want to go swimming in the blue hole. I love when you take us places around where you live. Maybe some day I will get to Texas and get to see some of the beauty you have shown us, Happy Sunday,sweet friend, Kathysue

Gattina said...

What a beautiful landscape and so nice reflections !

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kat, this is GORGEOUS! And I guess I think of the variety in Texas landscape because my family and friends live in different parts of the state. I'm a big lover of all things Texas, particuarly the people! :-)

Speaking of which, I hope you are well, friend. I'm so sorry I've been MIA, but I haven't had computer access, and then lots and lots of stuff started happening when I got home. I have missed you much. I'm going to be MIA again with no 'puter because I have to go supervise workmen at our getaway (I'm repeating something I talked about on my blog). There's a chance we can sell the house there. Please pray. I posted about it on the blog. I truly need the prayer support of friends, and I would appreciate yours SO much.

Warm hugs to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

happily retired gal said...

What a beautiful spot with lovely reflections. Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

Johnny Nutcase said...

it looks like an awesome spot! Makes me miss the Frio River in Hill Country. I spent a year where the headwaters were ...sooo pretty! great post!

Ebie said...

I love how you took the great stretch and expanse of the mountains.

I would give up anything I do and would not miss this scene!

Beautiful reflection of the trees.

P.S. Sorry for this late reply, we took the California RTE 66 this weekend.

James said...

That looks like a beautiful place and fun too. I can just imagine how nicw it must be when it gets hot outside. I love the reflection of the cliff.

Always Nesting said...

Those photos are best when enlarged then they just jump off the page! What a beautiful part of Texas.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How beautiful, Kat! I love it! We never had a swimming hole near my town. There was one at my camp in the mountains when I was a little girl and it was soooo cold it would take years off your life! lol Loved your jazz post, too! Hope you had a nice wekend...hugs...Debbie

Evelyn Howard said...

Looks like a really nice spot.

xinex said...

It sounds mysterious and so pretty. Kat! Beautiful pics!...Christine

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful nature and reflections. Great shots:-)

Mumsy said...

Those are gorgeous photos, and what an amazing place to relax.

Amy said...

It's funny I too was thinking the same thing. I never thought of Texas as having terrain like that. What a pretty town you live in!!

JM said...

Gorgeous scenery! The first shot is fantastic!

My name is PJ. said...

I hope people take the time to enlarge them because they're really good.

Nice place and you're right - not what I would imagine in Texas!

Lois said...

What a fantastic place! I love the light in these pictures Kathy.

Bonnie said...

Hi Kat, I love your photos and you're right somehow this isn't how I picture Texas. One day I will have to visit. I heard Austin is a lot of fun.

Loved your post on JAZZ! I watched the video and I'm intrigued. I never heard of it do you think Blockbuster has it?

Thanks for visiting with me. Someone's getting older and I don't think it's us!!!

Have a great week, Bonnie

Shelia said...

What a beautiful spot! I can just imagine how peaceful it must be there. I'd love to visit Blue Hole.
Thanks for popping in to see our little Carter.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

diane said...

That sounds better tan doing chores. Nice reflections.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Looks to be a lovely place.

cieldequimper said...

Hi there! I'm late commenting, it's a holiday today in most of Europe so I'm trying to catch up. You are making me jealous all over again with those photos! Lovely!