we have friends in town from oregon this week and we ended up at krause springs. on our way home we stopped at matt's boss' ranch.
we roamed some of the hill country on saturday
and we were all beat.
it was a beautifully long and wonderfully fun day.
an interesting side note about the above picture:
this property backs up to the pedernales river. yes, this is usually a deep and powerful flowing river. the levels are usually all the way up to just where little pete and allie's feet would hit whilst sitting upon that rock. i had to document how unbelievable and scary this years drought has been. we are officially on another strict burn ban. the lack of rains in the summer and the few freezes we have already experienced this winter have put us in the driest state we have seen in a while. i could write a whole article on this subject and the importance of fire safety, following burn bans and water conservation restrictions,
which are always important topics, but especially in extremely dry, drought conditions.