Imagine traveling down the interstate, with posted speed limit of 75MPH...when all of a sudden a Summer Storm hits the area! Within seconds, the heavy traffic volume was creeping at 20MPH, if that fast. The rain was so heavy, the windshield wipers at high wasn't helping the vision at all. The front of my own car wasn't visible!! Thankfully, no major accidents. The drivers had enough sense to SLOW DOWN. Of course, I happened to be the designated driver. After arriving safely back in Corpus, we stopped at the Texas Road House for BBQ and a frozen margarita [or two!]
Early in the morning, Friday, we decided to take a drive to Victoria, Texas. There was cloud cover, the temperature was comfortable. It's nearly 100 miles from home, and there were early morning showers near a small town of Refugio, Texas [normally this is a 'hot spot' for rain, so wasn't unexpected]. The drizzle lasted up until we left Victoria to head home. We went shopping, and stopped by the beautiful Riverside park in town [Victoria] to walk around a bit. And that we did...just a bit... Not much walking!! Afterall, the rain remained and neither of us wanted to get soaked. But it's such a fantastic park!! Heavily wooded, paved hiking trails, ball parks, a small zoo, playgrounds, an historic home, and Pumphouse turned into a restaurant, duck pond, golf course. Oh and the ever-winding Guadalupe River!!
We heard quite a few birds, but being overcast, the lighting just wasn't right to even think of searching for photo ops. They would've been all silhouette images, and unidentifiable feathered creatures. But, while at the pond, I did take some photos. While driving through the heavily wooded areas, we saw a LOT of white tailed deer. From does, to bucks and a few fawns!
For loading time considered, the images, all but two, I share today will be small in pixel size. You can enlarge them by clicking on the images if you choose!! Here is a trek through the park in the misty morning air. From the duck pond and the birds in that vicinity, to the playground, around the river bend, and through the woods to the golf course...
Black Vulture, White Tailed Deer, Guadalupe River, Black Bellied Whistling Ducks, Riverboat History, Playground, Duck Pond, Fountain, Gazebo, Cypress Tree, Cardinal, Golden Fronted Woodpecker