at least there's no snow
well, here are some shots of lost maples state park here in the hill country. it is a little tiny microclimate where some family members of maple trees from before the last two ice ages are still standing. it's pretty amazing, if not visually, but scientifically (can't really hold a candle to mt, now can it?). texas is really interesting, geologically, if there's one thing we have, it's rocks. where i live used to be the coastline, so there are a lot of strange marine fossils around, though we're now 150 miles from the gulf. that's my cute little mom looking at rocks and flowers.
also included is a shot of me dressed up like an "east austin overdressed feminist society" member. we started a gang of stiletto-wearing bicycle riders, basically a bunch of chicks that like to dress up and ride bikes from bar to bar. it's pretty great. we get together about once and month and let 'er ride.