If you have not heard, Yesterday On Feb 5th the 111 year old historic Mason County courthouse was burned down. The courthouse was being prepared for renovation and all the county records had been previously removed, according to the Texas Historical Commission. This was the third Mason County courthouse and also sadly the third one to burn down. I’m glad we were able to photograph it when we were out chasing bluebonnets last spring. I read this morning that a suspect is in custody for suspected arson of this historic structure.
Mason County Courthouse Side View – The Historic Mason County Courthouse side view of the courthouse building located in Mason, Texas
Mason County Courthouse – The Mason County Courthouse is located in Mason, Texas
Oh Christmas Tree – Downtown Austin Christmas Tree at the Texas Capitol is just one of the many fun things to do this holiday season. Seeing the Christmas tree in downtown Austin with the ever changing lights and rotating colorful light make for a very special thing to do in Austin over the holidays
Fall Colors at Austin Pennybacker Bridge – Another aerial capture of the Austin 360 bridge as the bald cypress display their fall colors along the waters edge. In the distant view you can see downtown Austin.
Austin Skyline Along Lady Bird Lake in Fall – Fall can be fleeting in Texas, but we do have a short window where the bald cypress and red oaks come togther to create this autumn landscape scenery. The bald cypress turn from an orange to a red to a rusty color along the lake the red oaks are sprinkled through out the area. This is an aerial capture looking toward downtown Austin along Lady Bird Lake or Town Lake as many that have lived here for a while still call it from Zilker park. Austin Texas lady bird lake is actually part of the Highland lakes Colorado river chain which flows from the hill country into lake travis and lake austin into Lady bird lake where it then flow all the way to the coast. Along it way create this recreational spot near Zilker park where people utilize the water with their sups, canoes, or whatever as you an see lot of people on the lake today. Zilker Park is over 350 acres where people come to enjoy all that is offered in the area including picnic tables, soccer, Barton Springs, hike and biking trails which run through the park area and beyond. Actually people were everwhere in the parks today, on the water in their canoes, sups all enjoying the nice day with blue skies and the water was flowing only slightly with allow reflection from of the clouds in the water. You can even see the state capitol dome top in the far left of skyline in the scene for another beautiful day in Austin Texas.