Sunday, May 04, 2008

what a difference two months makes

Taken in mid-March on our last trip,
here's a shot of the cypress trees
that line the Pedernales River:

And here's a shot of the same cypress trees
just two short months later:

Oh wait, I didn't take any pictures this past weekend. Why? Because, oh yeah, I LOST my camera. Focking arghghg! Left it behind Thursday as I sat beside Barton Springs Pool slurping prickly pear cactus margaritas with my friend, B, of 30 years who was visiting from New Jersey. Guess I was feeling a bit too prickly to remember to take

(1) a picture and
(2) my camera with me when I left.

So, the above is a picture of Cypress trees in their full greenery taken last year along a different Central Texas river, the Frio. Oh well, you get the gist of my contrast here. The Pedernales was every bit as green and beautiful this past weekend.
And lots of skipping stones fun was had by all.

And just so you get an idea of where some lucky visitor found a perfectly decent camera with several saved pictures of a happy, smiling, vacationing family that apparently didn't make said finder feel guilty enough to turn it in to lost & found (I checked), here's a picture that someone else , presumably sober, had the good sense to take of Barton Springs Pool.

For the record, our view was every bit as lovely.


JCK said...

Beautiful pictures. Love the contrast of the cypress trees between winter and spring.

Bummer on the camera, but I'm sure the prickly pear margaritas and good company did you good! Always delicious to get away with a close friend.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It doesn't help you now-but maybe next time--your first shot on vacay should be of an index card with your contact info on it.

It doesn't guard against total losers who'll keep it anyway, but it might be that little nudge that keeps someone honest.

HP said...

What a pain about the camera. Have another margarita to ease the pain :)

We're going through the opposite of what you are. Our trees are changing colour and becoming bare.
It's getting pretty nippy too.

Beautiful scenery.

shrink on the couch said...

jck, yes it was delicious to get away for a bit. great to catch up. amazing how much more connected I feel after an "in person" conversation vs. emails.

jenn - that's an excellent idea! never thought of that.

hp - I forget you are on opposite end of the globe. I love the fall season too, though. Always looking forward to the cooler weather after our hot texas summers.

therapydoc said...

I'll have to go there! And you need a new camera, for sure. I have a coupon from Office Max if you'd like one (I think). They're cheaper and better now.

C. said...

Bring on the summer....bring it on, I am SO ready for some warmth and some sun and some GREEN! Thanks for the least I know it's on it's way.

Mary said...

I want to be there - that is the trouble with this blogging caper - the glimpses into other people's landscapes makes you greedy to visit!

shrink on the couch said...

Thanks, TherapyDoc. What's the coupon? Is it an internet code? Now, to figure out how to make a camera tax deductable. Hmmm.

shrink on the couch said...

Claudia and Mary,
I love meeting new people AND sharing my city. Lots to love when warm weather comes early!

Alison said...

Grrr! And Blast! Still... a great story and some nice piccies. Yeah I know, you'd probably rather your camera back!

Anonymous said...

Oh what a pain re the camera. I have never actually lost anything - I mean I am ALWAYS leaving things behind but i've never ever had a case when either the thing is not where I left it, someone has handed it in or it has been sent to me. I guess I've been lucky.

It's the same here. One month ago I popped through the Channel Tunnel after a fortnight away to find the ground covered in snow and today I am sat in the garden in shorts armed with cold drinks.

I love the sunshine of spring. It makes me feel happy!

Your camera might show up yet. I've hd things reappear quite a while after I've lsot them.

Don't take it as a lesson to stay sober though!

shrink on the couch said...

"Don't take it as a lesson to stay sober though!"