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*Ancient Cyprus on the bank of the Guadalupe River*

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Photo was taken on River Road between Sattler and New Braunsfels

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gasgasLex on September 2, 2012

Those are some unique tree roots, another interesting snippet of your area Henry.. Cheers ~Lex

Henry Scoggin on September 2, 2012

They are anchored into the Limestone beadrock in the area. All of the hill Country part of Texas is Either limestone or pink granite. Very thin layer of soil there but the flora of the area has addapted and flourishes. The Limestone also makes for some very clean rivers and lakes. Water is slightly cloudy from disolved limestone suspended in it but the water is clean and has a pretty greyish light green glow when the sun hits it. :-)

Jack on September 2, 2012

Now, I am jealous... like Also, a very similar image appeared in Texas Highways magazine recently.

Henry Scoggin on September 2, 2012


Jack on September 3, 2012

Henry, people underestimate fly fishing in Texas but a bluegill in these waters will test the skill of any angler. As a kid, I fly fished the Johnson Fork of the Llano regularly because our deer lease encompassed it. The Guadalupe Bass are fairly tame but a hand-sized bluegill is a lot of fish to horse out of the rocks and across the current. The cool waters and grand vistas of the Hill Country are as good as it gets in Texas.

Henry Scoggin on September 3, 2012

Never have fly fished. Always wantedt to try though. Have watched shows on casting techniques and even on fly fishing for large mouth bass, that realy got my attention watching the fight.

jockswa on September 5, 2012

Wonderful trees! Lk.

Flyfishing can be great fun when you get the hang of it Henry, but be can be frustrating early on. Some of our best Oz anglers won't go near it.. :)). Once you've caught your first good fish though, you'll probably be hooked..

Oh might be hooked before you catch that fish the ear'ole ;]]]

Henry Scoggin on September 5, 2012

Lol...That is a real threat isn't it. From what I have seen casting is a lot like throwing a tomahawk. Stiff wrist and motion from the elbow, I think I could figure it out. :-)

First I have to buy the equipment though. :-/

NguyenThang on September 5, 2012

good trip N nice photo Henry.

Henry Scoggin on September 5, 2012

Thanks Nguyen!

Greetings, henry

jockswa on September 6, 2012

Tell you what helped me more than anything I'd read about it. Came from Lefty Kreh, one of America's finest. He says "Where your fist travels is how your fly-line and fly will travel."

The idea is to keep the loop in the line nice and tight to stop the fly drooping over the line and catching it. Punches into wind way better too. Kind of like punching your fist straight forward instead of swinging the arm like a pendulum. It's not everything but it made all the difference. Years later I'm still trying to perfect it but the advantages are obvious. That guy is (was?)the master..

Arpad Dudas on September 6, 2012

Beautiful old tree :-)


Greetings, Arpad

Henry Scoggin on September 7, 2012

Thanks Arpad, good to here from you!

Henry Scoggin on September 7, 2012

I'll keep him in mind if I end up getting some equipment. :-)

mostafa meraji (Qom … on September 19, 2012

rare trees LIKE

Henry Scoggin on September 19, 2012

Actually the Cyprus is fairly common in Texas around watery areas but the size of this ones trunk is pretty eye catching.

Thanks for the like!

Monique Don on September 30, 2012

Hi Henry, awesome giant trees like. Greetings, Monic@

TIMofej on October 16, 2012

Very nice and interesting shot! like6! Best wishes,Andrej

Henry Scoggin on October 17, 2012

Hi Monica, It is really pretty along this river in the hill country. Thanks for the Like.

Best wishes, henry

Henry Scoggin on October 17, 2012

Hello Welz, thanks for the like and for the visit.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 1, 2012
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    by Henry Scoggin
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P510
    • Taken on 2011/08/30 09:15:27
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 44.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash