This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
OK, so I needed a series of photos for some example code I'm writing (for my next book, plug! plug!) and figured after the first two books, people are probably tired of seeing pictures of my dogs (which is what comprises 98% of my iPhoto library).
So I find myself, one recent morning, in a pair of knee-high fireman's boots, standing in the middle of a stream, taking pictures.
Why? Well, there are some awesome rock formations cut into the limestone by the creek (Bull Creek, to be specific) that I remember seeing last time I was in that area.
Problem is, that last time was during a drought and you could walk across the "stream" simply by stepping over puddles. This year has been on of the wettest on record (for Central Texas).
The stream was 2-inches deeper than my boots were tall.
When I was a kid, our Girl Scout troop went on a field trip to the local dam. The dam was closed so we decided to cross over to the other side of the river. Unfortunately, the rocks were slippery. One girl slipped. The stuff growing in the water "grabbed" her legs and but for the quick thinking of one of the troop leaders who extended a hefty branch for her to grab, she would probably have drowned. I'm glad you only got wet.
JavaBeginnersFaq "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present." Eleanor Roosevelt
The first time I came to Austin, I was expecting flatlands and tumbleweeds. Far from it. Austin (especially the NW, where I live/work, and where these pics were taken) and the Hill Country to its immediate west are hilly and green and very pretty.