A Day At Brazos Bend In January
The holidays are over and the Polar Vortex has left us, so we took some time this past Friday to visit nearby Brazos Bend State Park.It was an overcast, but pleasant, 67 degree day, and there was plenty of activity around the park’s small lakes. And the winter colors tend toward a variety of shades of brown (not white, thank goodness) which give the park a different beauty than it has in spring and summer.
We wondered about the park taking care not to step on the alligators which were out along the banks of the lakes. Linda did come close however, walking about three feet past a good sized gator while looking the other way.
After a fine walk with lots of picture-taking and binocular-peering, we found a picnic bench by one of the lakes and tucked in. We watched a raft of black-bellied whistling ducks.
Don got to talking with a couple from Kentucky who are in the middle of a six-month RV tour (Don’s dream). They had never seen the black-bellies before, so that started the conversation.
It was a wonderful day of turtles, gators, and water birds. Most of the birds are here all year long, but their numbers can change (increase or decrease) in the winter. Enjoy!