Sunday, March 7, 2010

Something to Look at Sunday

The weekend before my birthday, hubs and I went out to the lake for some R&R. Saturday we hit up Texas' biggest outlet mall on the way, and took in a movie. Sunday's weather started out a little misty and dreary, but eventually cleared into a near-cloudless day, getting up to 80 degrees, and I even got a little pink!

Here are a few pictures of Canyon Lake and the area around it.

Canyon Lake is fed by the Guadalupe River. The outflow is a huge draw for tubing during the Spring and Summer months. Last year we had such a drought, the tubers had to walk some of the way. As of two weeks ago, the lake is at full capacity for the first time in several years. It's going to be a great season!

This lake really does have some of the clearest water I've seen, as it's all filtered through rock. The color appears a gorgeous blue-green, and when swimming, you can see your feet.

This was taken on the other side of the dam, just after the power plant. Creepy.


Our state bird, the Mockingbird.


These little guys are everywhere this part of Texas.


This is part of the gorge that was naturally created during the flood of 2002 when the lake water flowed over the spillway. We haven't done a hiking tour of it yet, but we plan to.


Breakfast!! Inch-thick blueberry pancakes! We eat here every time we go to the lake.


Hubby likes his plain. I took the picture before he drowned it in syrup.

Happy Sunday!

*All photographs are property of Kristin Rae and may not be used or duplicated without written permission.

13 comments:

  1. Those photos are gorgeous, especially the second. But, for some reason, I'm really in the mood for blueberry pancakes ;)

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  2. Love the tree roots! And the blueberry pancake - my favorite.

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  3. YUM...YUM! Now I want pancakes!! :)

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  4. Love the pictures and i am with DL i totally want pancakes now! lol YUM!

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  5. Great shots! what are those little round guys?
    SB


    not too serious i hope

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  6. Look at that pancake! YUMMY! I want some. : )

    And that lake is beautiful. I love lakes, especially clear ones, which are so hard to find!

    Beautiful pictures, Kristin! : )

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  7. I love love love pancakes! Awesome pictures Kristin!!!

    That is one of the places on my list to visit this year, my friends want to rent a cabin and float the river... I have a feeling wine will be involved, and I can't wait!

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  8. Thank you for the beautiful pictures, Kristin! I have something for you on my blog. :o)

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  9. Kristin how do you make pancakes, can you give me the recipe? Here in Europe pancakes are flat and thin, and I've always thought those thick ones looked very appetizing.

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  10. E. Elle - you're so sweet!

    Dez - those pancakes are from a restaurant, so I have no clue how they make them. But I'm pretty sure they use a pancake mold on the griddle and fill it up with the batter. Maybe do a google search for fluffy pancake recipes and find a circle mold somewhere???

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  11. ah, thanks for nothing :))))

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