Spotted in Hermann Park
Fall can go by almost unnoticed in Houston, but at Hermann Park there is an abundance of autumn scenery. Leaves fall from the curly oak trees that shade the path along the reflection pond. A chilly breeze blows over the expansive pond where ducks gather around families sprinkling bits of bread in the water. An elderly couple sits in the spot with the best view, looking out across the pond.
“This is our little treat, to come here after school,” said Melissa Gibson, who was watching her sons, Drew and Cade, play on a tire swing. The Gibsons, who are members at the Houston Zoo, often visit Hermann Park for the long train ride that winds through the grounds of the 103-year-old park.
Colors are another indicator of the season in Hermann Park. Trees are laden with warm tones, shades of green, yellow and orange. Artist Jessi Shu picked the perfect day to paint in the park. “This is my first time coming out here and bringing the whole set-up,” said Shu, sitting on a stool surrounded by her rolling supply chest filled with brushes and paints. Her dog Isabel stood watch over the artist’s work station, no doubt happy to be out in the park on a fall day.
See photos below from this beautiful fall day around Hermann Park, and see our recent slideshow: Spotted in Memorial Park.
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