Lake Austin

I love how versatile Austin’s landscape is. We have flat, open meadows to rolling hills that vary from slight to steep slopes, a large river (Colorado River) that divides our city in half, lending to the “local folks” vernacular “North o’ the river” or “South o’ the river.” (There used to be an annual tug-of-war contest between the “south o’ the river folks” versus the “north o’ the river folks.”) The large river feeds to seven man made lakes, (one of which is pictured above) furthering the versatility of our landscape.

Lake Austin is one of the Highland Lakes that were created by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), asย  a reservoir of the Colorado River, and is used for a plethora of water and outdoor recreational activities, among more practical things like flood control and electrical power generation.

The above photo was taken at Commons Ford Park one early morning as the mist was rising and the sun was making it’s soulful assent in the sky, marking another day in our beautiful city.


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