Like many lakes in this part of Texas, Medina Lake is very low. "Normal" level would cover this exposed white limestone almost to where I am standing. Even the good winter rains have barely made the lake usable for recreation. On this Friday there were a few water skiers and fishing boats on the lake.
The lake is a beautiful blue, almost turquoise with the exposed white limestone in sharp contrast.
These native Texas sotols were seen growing all along the road on the way up to the lake, I took these photos near the state park.
Several Dahlberg Daisy plants growing nearby
Verbena, opuntia, and ashe juniper just to the right of the sotols.
This might be Blackfoot Daisy, slightly different than the ones in my yard.
A huge swath of Prairie Verbena on the side of road headed down to the lake was beautiful.
This 9 ft tall Agave americana was next to a real estate office in Lakehills.
I've seen a lot of large agaves, but none this big that I remember. Most of them bloom before reaching this size.
It wasn't the only large agave around, these were just up the road and easily 6 ft tall. More typical in size since there are a few this tall in my neighborhood, but I liked this because there were so many together.
It was fun to see the Hill Country and our native plants doing so well after such a tough two years.