December 10, 2023

On these beautiful December days in the ATX, whenever I can, I get myself out of the house, make my way through holiday traffic, and set out on the Hike and Bike Trail’s 3-mile loop. If my timing is good, there’s nothing better than seeing the buildings downtown and orange-needled bald cypresses along Lady Bird Lake glowing at golden hour. This is the view from the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge.

Fall color peaks in Central Texas after holiday decorations go up, but I’ll take it whenever it comes. The burnt orange foliage looks so pretty against our blue-green skyline.

A glorious red oak too

The Lamar Boulevard Bridge makes an oval frame around downtown, and I find it hard to resist pulling out my camera again.

A cold front was blowing in as the sun was going down, and downtown took on a pastel glow.

As I crossed the lake under MoPac, the glass skyscrapers to the east caught the last flash of sunset. Kayakers were fighting a stiff headwind but still making good time.

One last look, a little farther along the bridge

Looking west, toward the fading light. As I drove away a few minutes later, the sky went mango and violet. I wish I’d gotten a photo, but it’s held in my memory. Did you see it too, Austin readers?

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December 10, 2023

On these beautiful December days in the ATX, whenever I can, I get myself out of the house, make my way through holiday traffic, and set out on the Hike and Bike Trail’s 3-mile loop. If my timing is good, there’s nothing better than seeing the buildings downtown and orange-needled bald cypresses along Lady Bird Lake glowing at golden hour. This is the view from the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge.

Fall color peaks in Central Texas after holiday decorations go up, but I’ll take it whenever it comes. The burnt orange foliage looks so pretty against our blue-green skyline.

A glorious red oak too

The Lamar Boulevard Bridge makes an oval frame around downtown, and I find it hard to resist pulling out my camera again.

A cold front was blowing in as the sun was going down, and downtown took on a pastel glow.

As I crossed the lake under MoPac, the glass skyscrapers to the east caught the last flash of sunset. Kayakers were fighting a stiff headwind but still making good time.

One last look, a little farther along the bridge

Looking west, toward the fading light. As I drove away a few minutes later, the sky went mango and violet. I wish I’d gotten a photo, but it’s held in my memory. Did you see it too, Austin readers?

I welcome your comments. Please scroll to the end of this post to leave one. If you’re reading in an email, click here to visit Digging and find the comment box at the end of each post. And hey, did someone forward this email to you, and you want to subscribe? Click here to get Digging delivered directly to your inbox!

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Come learn about garden design from the experts at Garden Spark! I organize in-person talks by inspiring designers, landscape architects, and authors a few times a year in Austin. These are limited-attendance events that sell out quickly, so join the Garden Spark email list to be notified in advance; simply click this link and ask to be added. The Season 7 lineup can be found here.

All material © 2023 by Pam Penick for Digging. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.

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