We chucked everything that we had to do and just headed out on the road for a short day trip around the area. Part of the trip was around one of the older if not oldest man made lakes in this area, Medina Lake. It is a lake that was built by the Medina Irrigation Company to provide water to the many farms just to the south around Castroville and Hondo. Consequently it is not a constant level lake and can suffer greatly in times of drought. You can see in the photos I have below that it is not anywhere near full and has been much much lower than it is now. It plays havoc with the economics of the area as evidenced by the many abandoned businesses and homes. Unfortunately as with most area in Texas the entire lake is surrounded by private property, so you can't get close unless you pay. We didn't.
A few more photos of the sunset that was so spectacular Wednesday evening on our drive home from the church house. It was changing ever so quickly with various colors. I shot these through the windshield of my truck. Stopping to get out and I would have missed some of the most brilliant it was changing so fast. These just don't do God's handiwork justice. What a great way to end the day.