The city of San Antonio is really making progress with establishing greenways for walking, hiking, and biking
Our walk was 2.4 miles along the Leon Creek Greenway. We did a small portion of this walk once before but this time we took two vehicles and parked one at each end so we could do one long section. There are trailheads with parking at various points along the routes and there were lots of people out walking and biking.
Everything is so green and there is even water in the creeks.
This whole area has been carefully planned utilizing land that occasionally floods during heavy, extended rains. We don't get those often but you have to be prepared. The walkways are nice and wide so there is no problem with bikers passing hikers. If you look along the sides of the walk, you can see the gravel bed covered with wire to prevent things from washing away during the waterflows.
While going for a walk was nice, we really went to see the wildflowers. All of these trees were just covered with little yellow balls.... I have never noticed so many of these trees before.
This is a close-up of the "balls" which are actually completely round flowers!
Delicate little purple flowers...
You have to love the signs they put up too. The paths are very windy and scenic. The signs are up very high (to give less resistance to water flow I guess) but they help keep people alert for bikers coming along the paths at some speed.
Bluebonnets and cactus...it's Texas!
Really tiny little flowers.
Even thistles have blooms.
More water...isn't that amazing?
I wonder what's around the next corner? It's another one of those blind curves.
See the bikers on the path ahead of us?
The Balcones Fault Zone goes through this area.
We are almost at the end of the path....
You can see I wasn't the only one taking photos.
Almost as bright as the Texas sun.
This is a good example of where water would flow through in times of very heavy rain--like two weeks ago!
We are at the end of our walk. This part of the path goes through the trees and is gravel.
I hope you enjoyed the walk through the wildflowers as much as I did. They are really beautiful this year. You can see them all along the highway and in fields here and there all over the area. Wouldn't it be nice if they lasted all summer? But, they are here now and we will enjoy them as long as we can.