The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

A Walk in the Wildflowers

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.

7 comments:

  1. What a delightful walk through the colorful flowers. Nice to see cities put in greenways like this. Thanks for taking us along.

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    1. I am going to have to check out some of the other greenways as well.

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  2. Thanks for posting this. SA wasn't like this when I lived there, it's nice to know that they are now doing all this. I love the hill country! My two fav places in Texas is the hill country & the gulf coast. And a lovely time of year here too!! I remember all my back country driving to Canyon Lake from North San Pedro Hills. I'd just drive & drive & explore. Gas was cheaper then ;-)

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    1. The flowers are beautiful on 306 heading out to Canyon Lake from New Braunfels. I was out that way Monday visiting a full-time friend.

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  3. How beautiful! The flowers are spectacular, great photos. You are so fortunate to leave is such a wonderful area. Are dogs allowed on the trail on leash of course?

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    1. Dogs are definitely allowed on leash. My crew was at home because we went over to visit some friends and went on the walk with them. Heading out in the morning would be a great idea as the pavement gets a little hot for the short crew otherwise.

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  4. What a beautiful walk! Wish I could have walked it with you. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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