Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday/ Hamilton Pool/ Giveaway!

 

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Many thanks to Susan for sponsoring this day, so we can enjoy beautiful  outdoor pictures.

 

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Hamilton Pool is a bit of a drive out to the countryside west of Austin, Texas. It requires a steep hike "in" and an equally steep hike back "out"... but the trip is SO worth the effort. This pool and collapsed grotto was formed by thousands of years of water erosion; and when we are not in a drought, a 50 foot waterfall spills over the top of this canyon. Before the 1800's, Native Americans lived in this natural shelter because its water and lush plant life; and its beauty no doubt.

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Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Please don’t forget to register for my giveaway.  Go to my post for Blue Monday to see the gift and how to register!

Barbara

15 comments:

ellen b said...

Oh this site does look worthy of a hike! So many great sites take a lot of effort to see...

Kammy said...

Barbara,
What a great post ! I love to visit through pictures !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

YOur pictures are such fun and the back ground music mesmerizing.

TTFN~~Claudia

debbie said...

Dear Barbara,
Happy Outdoor Wednesday,
beautiful post and with the birds in the background, it was just like being there......some of the most beautiful and worthwhile things are difficult to get to but sooooo worth it when you arrive
hugs and love
debbie

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

What a beautiful place. It looks so cool there. A blessing in these hot days! Thanks for sharing.

Christi

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Beautiful spot...thanks for sharing with us...

Regina said...

What a refreshing outdoor post.

Mary said...

This does look interesting. We visit Austin often - our eldest daughter is there. I'll bet the pool is a great way to beat the heat. Thanks so much for sharing these pictures with us.

Jadehollow said...

This reminds me of a place we have here in Ga. It's a long hike as well.. and well worth it once there. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Debbie

Katherinellen said...

Barbara,
Beautiful place and the music goes along with it...I felt like I was in a peacerful place...Thanks! Love yur Outdoor posts. Stay Cool and praying for RAIN for us Southern Belles. Happy Outdoor Kathy

stefanie said...

that is soooo beautiful!!

Janie's World said...

So beautiful! After such a long hike, I hope it is worthy of a swim! I loved the outdoor sounds, it really complimented the pictures.

Brenda said...

It is beautiful! I lived in Austin years ago. But only for the summer. Didn't know about this.
Brenda

ButterYum said...

Stunning, Stunning, Stunning!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Barbara!
I loved this post. I can here the birds wings as they pass by. I could hear the water ripple down from the rocks. I could even smell the surrounding. So clean. So beautiful. Thanks for the wonderful post. A beautiful ending to my day. Hope you will stop by Country Wings in Phoenix again as well. "Country Hugs", Sherry