July, being one of the hottest and stickiest months in Austin makes picture-taking a bit more creative. Many “early” morning sessions and many a “sunset” session happens in July. The things we will do to avoid contact from the blistering sun and scorching heat. So July becomes adventure month where I take some personal time for me = stay indoors in the cool air conditioning and move as little as possible. Only this year, my very energetic boyfriend decided to remove me from my cool air cocoon and whisked me away to a far away land….. somewhere in East Texas. 😉 Which to my surprise was so picturesque I went through two memory cards before we even got there. whoops! So many rolling green hills and the never-ending blue skies with red barns in the distance was anything short of spectacular.
While in the far off land we’ll call Nacodoches, we witnessed an event that is rarely seen to most ( if you are not from Austin) the hatching of a Cicada. Not only did I capture ONE, the next night another cicada hatched clinging to the previous skeleton.
After a wonderful visit with Granny we ventured northwest to to town called Tyler to celebrate a birthday with good friends. Somewhere in the midst of traveling all over Texas, my parents and grama came for a visit. It was so fun having my parents here. I loved showing them all the beauty that I see in this town. We managed to have a good ole Texas storm with lots of lightening, just how I like it! GO BIG OR GO HOME, RIGHT?! I also went tubing for the first time in my life!
We got a few days rest in between all the visiting and driving… poor us right?! 🙂 Luckily we were home for one of the most gorgeous sunsets I have seen in Austin. We took full advantage of the self timer mode for this shot!
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