Friday, November 20, 2009

Texas- who knew?

McKinney Falls State Park
I recently moved to Central Texas from Portland, OR. Portland is a wonderland for me- lovely and mysterious- I love the way nature still overtakes the city in all of the beautiful parks and neighborhoods. I have spent many days and evenings in Portland, just walking around under the canopy of trees- feeling a connection with nature within the town.

I didn't imagine that TX could create that same feeling for me- but I was wrong! I bought a State Park pass shortly after moving here and have spent quite a lot of time hiking with my sweet friend (and dog) Tinker- exploring various parks in the hill country. There are so many beautiful parks here- and so many different types of geographical environments- from partial desert, to shrub covered hills, to forests- it's really quite amazing!

Guadalupe River State Park

Though I do miss my beloved Portland, I have found a home here in the wilds of Texas- and am happy to explore this beautiful land.

Colorado Bend State Park


Jen Parrish said...

wow, that first photo is so beautiful, I had to steal it for my desktop! Hope you don't mind.. :)

Glad you found such beautiful places to explore. One of my favorite things about my town is the conservation land, so much to explore. Hope you get to visit sometime!

SilkandBone said...

I don't mind at all! I DO want to visit... maybe in the winter? Hopefully M and I can make a trip...