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Focus on Texas: Up the Creek

Readers discover that being up the creek is an adventure, not a predicament, and they have the photos to prove it

Readers make quite a splash this month with creeks from around Texas. Y’all sent in enough photos to make our heads swim!

Angie Birmingham, Nueces EC: Emily and Bailey the dog enjoy cool water on a hot summer day.

Amanda Stafford, Nueces EC: “Colt Stafford playing in the Frio River at his family ranch in Leakey.”

Teresa Beckham, Navasota Valley EC: A creek outside of Ingram.

Tommie Calfee, Pedernales EC: Morning light on Onion Creek.

Web Extra: Diane DeSimone, Pedernales EC: “Honey Creek runs underground for miles and comes above ground in the Honey Creek Natural Area of Guadalupe River State Park—especially beautiful in rainy years.”

Web Extra: Berny Duke, Wood County EC: “If it begins with ‘watch this,’ you know it’s going to be epic. Nothing as epic as driving three hours to enjoy Salado Creek for your birthday.”

Web Extra: Jill Wedel, Pedernales EC: Lone Man Creek in Wimberley.

Web Extra: Gabe Callaway, Pedernales EC: The Guadalupe River on an early-morning hike at the trail below Canyon Lake Dam.

Web Extra: Jenny Frei, Heart of Texas EC: “The girls love fishing with their dad. Even Molly, the dog, likes to tag along.”

Web Extra: Matthew Crotwell, Guadalupe Valley EC: A blue-winged teal at Brazos Bend State Park.

Web Extra: Donnette Diehl, Grayson-Collin EC: “Kayaking up the creek on a cool, crisp winter day in North Texas.”

Web Extra: Terri Webb, Deep East Texas EC: “Expecting a storm in the cove that has a spring creek running through it. My daddy bought land on this creek in 1967 when Toledo Bend was formed. Sunset beauty before a storm hits.”

Web Extra: Julie Landers, Fannin County EC: “This is 13-year-old Jeremy Landers and his Australian shepherd, Annie. They love to kayak and just float around.”

Web Extra: Johnathan Kana, Bluebonnet EC: “An overcast spring afternoon made for some brilliant shades of green along this quiet section of Onion Creek in McKinney Falls State Park, where a family of turtles had claimed a space on a log.”

Web Extra: Tommie Calfee, Pedernales EC: Chili Patine, a therapy dog, at Onion Creek in Manchaca.