A Riparian Sunday

The confluence of the Clear and West forks of the Trinity River just north of downtown is a great place to spend a few hours. Lots of history, lots of scenery.

There is always a breeze up on the levee, so you can usually count on a serenade by shivering sycamore trees, accompanied by a quartet of chattering scissortail flycatchers.

Four World War II T-6 airplanes performed a flyover of LaGrave Field on Sunday.

The Wells Fargo tower remains well above flood stage.

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad train making its Trinity River Run over the wooden bridge (1902) of the Red River, Texas and Southern railroad.

From the levee you can see beyond the pedestrian bridge at the confluence to the bridge on Henderson Street, Montgomery Plaza on West 7th Street, and Will Rogers tower on Lancaster.

Up a lazy river.

Tandyhenge: In the evening the setting sun aligned with the glass walls of the Radio Shack and Pier 1 buildings to produce three beams of light. Archeologists theorize that Neolithic tribes interpreted such an alignment as a divine sign that the time had come to buy AAA batteries.

Sunset over the Red River, Texas and Southern bridge.

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