Friday, March 1, 2013
East Texas in Spring
Today I took a break to photograph the gorgeous Tulip Trees on campus. We are surrounded by such beauty and so often take it for granted. These are my absolute favorites, and I've only seen them in East Texas. The blooms are as big as 8 inches across and are so delicate and smell divine. They are truly the "first blush" of Spring, and a reminder of rebirth and better things to come.
Taking in my last few weeks here and appreciating all the little things I'll miss when I'm gone....Happy hours in dive bars that are like your "Cheers", going to businesses where every owner knows you by name, the tall pine trees and the slow-pace. Small town America is not all bad. Its a place frozen in time, and though I miss some things about a bigger city...the culture, the experiences...there sure is something about a quaint little town like Nacogdoches. Its bittersweet.