Wimberley: 4 Days on Smith Creek Collection
Twenty miles west of Blanding, Utah, is the roadside
The Texas Hill Country is a mecca for urban and suburban
escapees, for vacations and retirement both. It is also an
excellent place for artists and photographers to practice
their passion. And it is especially a great place to spend
your anniversary, which is what me and my wonderful wife
Brenda did this past March.
We were lucky enough to reserve the Cozy Cabin, which
was part of "The Cabins at Smith Creek" properties just
a couple of miles outside Wimberley. Privacy and beauti-
ful scenery abound in this Hill Country center of artistic cul-
ture and the people are very friendly. There is no shortage
of great restaurants, shops, and art galleries to visit or
you can just relax and enjoy the quiet. We found time to
I also found time to cure the withdrawals I was suffering
from not photographing anything for months. It did not
matter that I was limited to shooting on our part of Smith
Creek, being that all properties along the creek are private.
But I found plenty of compositions to work with on the one
hundred yards of the creek that was ours to explore. I took
great pleasure in shooting the same areas from different
viewpoints. And it was a welcome challenge to my compo-
Smith Creek is not the only waterway in the area, there is
also Cypress Creek. It runs right through Wimberley and is
easy to get into the middle of the shallow running water.
I was fascinated by the huge forked tree limb that had
caught itself on one of the many cypress trees in the creek,
due to a recent deluge. Obviously the limb had been sawn,
but there was no telling specifically where it came from
except up stream.
Enjoy these images and if you get the chance, spend a few
days with your significant other in Wimberley. Or better
still, buy some property and retire there. We hope to.
Lux Aeterna Fine Art Photography