A Brief Hike At Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve In Infrared

Yesterday we went for a brief hike (the sun and 100 degree weather were harsh) at Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve in the southern part of Dallas. The preserve was surprisingly scenic for being in the city of Dallas and offered quite a few different hiking trails. We walked the Cattail Pond Loop and were pleasantly surprised when we saw there was still water in the pond. While I took time to capture some images of the pond I was startled by the sounds of fish jumping from the water. No wonder there was a bird perched on a log fishing for lunch. The trail had a wonderful scent of cedar as we hiked along and took in the overlook of Joe Pool Lake. Was pleasant to find such an oasis near the DFW metro area.

A bridge over a dry creek bed on the Cattail Pond Loop, part of the Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve in southern Dallas.
A bridge over a dry creek bed on the Cattail Pond Loop, part of the Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve in southern Dallas.
The trail winds through the wonderful scent of cedar trees on the Cattail Pond Loop, part of the Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve in southern Dallas.
The trail winds through the wonderful scent of cedar trees on the Cattail Pond Loop, part of the Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve in southern Dallas.
Cattail Pond looks like an oasis on a upper 90's summer day in Texas as the few clouds roll past in the sky on the Cattail Pond Loop, part of the Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve in southern Dallas.
Cattail Pond looks like an oasis on a upper 90’s summer day in Texas as the few clouds roll past in the sky on the Cattail Pond Loop, part of the Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve in southern Dallas.
A platform overlook for Joe Pool Lake on the Cattail Pond Loop, part of the Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve in southern Dallas. Nature seems to stretch forever even though you are still in the city.
A platform overlook for Joe Pool Lake on the Cattail Pond Loop, part of the Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve in southern Dallas. Nature seems to stretch forever even though you are still in the city.
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