| 20 October, 2011 19:09
Made another plein air painting trip today. Actually, it was more of an "outing" than a trip. Brazos Bend State Park is less than thirty minutes from home, and it was such a beautiful, cool fall morning - it seemed the perfect opportunity for a little outdoor painting. Spent more time walking around the lakes, looking for alligators. All we saw were alligator noses and eyes. No one was out soaking up the sun! We did eventually see one swimming leisurely through the duck weed. We were told there was some early fall color due to the drought. Not so. The lakes were all very low, and totally covered with duck weed, and the lily pads were turning brown. But it was a lovely day for a walk in the park, and we did set up to paint near the fishing pier on Elm Lake for about an hour.
You can see from my little painting of Elm Lake posted here, it looks more like spring than fall. Plenty of green everywhere.
We plan to try again next month. Perhaps there will be some more fall colors.