04 Jul

Brook Hollow, San Antonio, Texas

Susan Alton

Susan Alton

Susan Alton

Today I tackled Brook Hollow neighborhood Volksmarch on my own. My
Centurion Challenge is getting behind so I need to do more Volksmarches.
A good benchmark is 50 walks completed by the end of June. Currently, I
have finished 35.

The Brook Hollow walk is very close
to where Bob works. The start point is La Taza Coffee House on San Pedro
Ave. Most of the walk is in established neighborhoods with old oak
trees. The temperature was 84 degrees with 70% humidity and a nice
breeze. Even though I developed a moist sheen on my face, neck and arms,
the breeze dried me off. There were sprinkles for five minutes, but
nothing to speak about.

Here are photos from today’s Volksmarch:

Magnificent magnolias in bloom.
Tall mountain larkspur (Delphinium scaposum)
Nicely shaded streets.
Stately old oaks. You can see the humidity in the air.


Almost missed this doe. She was hiding behind bushes and lawn furniture.
Mimosa tree.
Clematis “Integrifolia” feathery seed head.
Long, quiet neighborhood streets.
Red bird of paradise, also called pride-of-Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)


What kind of cactus?
Oleander and cactus.
Oleander flowers.
Leftover rubble on the sidewalks from the downpours.
Texans love their BBQs!! Look at this set up.
Why it’s called a white-tailed deer – tail goes up in alarm when disturbed.

The 10K (6.2 mile) walk took 1 hour and 50 minutes. Very pleasant area to walk in. I felt safe.

Ciao for now. Travel Bug out.



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