Do you see what we saw in the water?
Yes, it's another large gator! His head is exposed and you can see his body just below the surface. The trail is much higher than the water level here, so I felt safe to take all the pictures I wanted.
The trees along the spillway create a perfect leafy arch over the trail. It was a pleasant walk through the woods.
The Brazos River flooded earlier this year and the park was closed for a time until the water receded. See how the lower portion of these tree trunks are dark? I'm guessing that's from the high water.
And then the scenery changes--out of the swampy woods and onto the open plain.
A golden blanket of swamp sunflowers covered the field nearly as far as my eye could see. It was impressive!
The closer we got to 40 Acre Lake, the more alligators we saw. In one small area there were at least 20.
That was also impressive, but...
I like flowers better...so no more pictures of the alligators.
To be continued...