But as a native Gulf Coastie, how I love to visit Brazos Bend State Park on a cool, fall weekday. With a cool front on its way through Texas, preceded by strong rains and northerly winds, there is no better way to greet the cool temps than a day in this habitat-rich park.
I looked to the right; I looked to the left. Not a leaf peeper (or other human) in sight:
And this Little Blue Heron anchors a true-to-life reality, in both size and color, as contrasted to the saturated color pallet of Mother Nature’s fall landscape: