To show me some of the most scenic spots along Sandy Creek through the park today, I had for a guide a friend named Robert Deming. He is a member of Friends of Enchanted Rock, a group of volunteers who help protect and maintain this great natural area. Robert was a good sport as I required considerable assistance up and down the creek banks to visit three water falls and a number of spots of quiet beauty. In my defense, recent rains had cut deep gashes in many parts of the path and the going was plenty rough. Robert documented these with his camera as we went along so the uneven spots can be addressed in time for the thousands of tourists who will come soon now.
I am not sure I could haul my painting gear along here to paint. Can you see the heron in the center left above?
View from the front seat of Vanessa where I parked to paint. Soon I will have my happy rolling studio out in these hills for blue bonnet season.
After Robert went on about his day, I stayed a short time and painted a small oil sketch from the front seat of my car. The value of this is not how great the little painting is not, but rather how much joy I had being there and doing this. As ever the story is not about the destination but about the journey. e