Posted on March 15, 2009
We are officially caught up on our client work until a couple engagement sessions next weekend. Yay!
This has allowed Kai to catch up on some of his fine art photography. The following pictures are from our trip to visit my Aunt in Kerrville, Texas during May 2008. She lives in a community named “Tierra Linda”. The “neighborhood” is built on a nature reserve. Each property has at least five acres in order to maintain the reserve. While driving through the community it was typical to see herds of deer, antelope, cows, and these funny, little sheep called “Mouflon”. Some of the deer were so accustomed to humans that they would eat out of our hands and allow us to pet them. What an awesome experience!
Kerrville is located in the Texan “Hill Country” and was reminiscent of Southern Colorado or West Virginia at times. The hills almost looked like mountains and the trees were lush and green, unlike the more arid areas of Texas. Something that was very unique about the area was the abundance of granite rocks. My Aunt joked about how they “grow” rocks there. They were everywhere!
The weather in Kerrville was gorgeous. Warm, with a breeze … perfect. We visited San Antonio for a couple of days and it’s amazing what a drop in elevation will do. The temperatures soared to well over 100 degrees. We couldn’t wait to get back into the hills!
Kai chose a few pictures to showcase … we took hundreds but here is a small sample!
This was taken in San Antonio at Mission San Juan. We were able to visit all five missions that day.
Taken inside at Mission Concepción.
Mission San José.
Almost to the top of Enchated Rock, a giant granite dome.
Taken in Tierra Linda.
A deer without inhibitions.
A couple more deer.
A ram hanging out in the reserve. I don’t think I could count how many times we said “That’s why I come up here … natuuuure, Goulet.” If you’re a SNL/Will Ferrel fan you’ll know what I’m talking about. “You’re hungry, aren’t you?” Haha, gets me every time.
One of my favorites.
After swimming in the Guadalupe River in Medina.
The Texan night sky.
More to come from other trips!