What a unique opportunity we have! Cedars on the Brazos is actually a B&B in Glen Rose, TX, that sits on 110 acres of cedar and oak forest located on a ¾ mile stretch of the Brazos River. And now, the owner, Janice Lewis, has granted us (and our cameras!) access to wander all 110 acres including the rock ledges at the river!
What will we see???
Scenery, sheer rock walls, the Brazos River, wildlife including white tailed deer, wild turkey, fox, rabbits, armadillo and a few animals they haven’t identified. She also has a few longhorn cattle freely roaming the property! The acreage is also a bird watcher’s paradise says their website!
For those who choose to remain until the evening, you can listen to the evening sounds as the great horned owls signal each other, hear the whip-o-wills and in the distance, the yelping of coyotes. (Note that the website photographs of the property do not go deep into the acreage and only give a taste.) www.cedarsonthebrazos.com
What else is there to photograph in Glen Rose?
Big Rocks Park on Hwy 144 http://www.glenrosetexas.net/214/Big-Rocks-Park
Ed Young’s long abandoned service station (also known as “Outlaw Station”) – on Hwy 312. Built in 1928. http://jamesjohnston.info/the-abandoned-ed-youngs-service-station-aka-outlaw-service-station-in-glen-rose-texas/
Rivercrest Park – an abandoned park/collection of cabins. Rivercrest Park started as Nanny’s Park and was a place for people to camp when bringing their corn to the mill. They would chop ice out of the mill pond and pack it in hay for summer. The cabins were built out of cobblestone and petrified wood. All but a couple of the cabins are gone now – some were named Roll Inn, Walk Inn, Sleep Inn, Be Inn, Jump Inn, Love Inn…. The archway over the entrance (constructed of bricks and petrified wood) still remains. Must photograph from the roadway.
On the square in Glen Rose, the bandstand built in the 1930’s that stands in front of the courthouse has an authentic dinosaur footprint in a rock brought to the site.
Dinosaur Valley State Park – covers a little over 1,500 acres and in addition to being a state park, it is also a National Natural Landmark. https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/dinosaur-valley Dinosaur Valley State Park boasts the ancient shoreline of a 113-million-year old sea and is renowned for some of the best preserved dinosaur footprints in the world. (Open 7am-10pm).