As I mentioned in this month’s newsletter, Mark and I sought to find beauty in Texas by walking along the lake nearby. I’m happy to report that we found LOTS of beauty 🙂
The wildflowers were everywhere!
If you look closely at the picture below, you can see a spider’s web on the top of the flower.
I even found these super cool swirly plants growing close to the ground. They have little bristles and remind me of venus flycatchers, but they didn’t close when I brushed my finger against them.
Of course, the lake was nice as well, especially on this beautiful day. It was truly a perfect day. Clear skies, sunny, and a light, cool breeze. Gorgeous!
Right as we were leaving, I saw this baby grasshopper. He was so patient as I tried to get just the right photo of him.
This was an eye-opening experience, because I’ve always thought almost everywhere was more beautiful than Texas. Mark and I have been traveling to different places for the past 2 years looking for a more beautiful place to live, but what we decided was that being near our family was the most important thing for us right now.
I was expecting to be disappointed at the lack of trees, flowers, and natural beauty when we came back to Texas, but I’ve actually found beauty at every turn. When we drive down the street or on the highways, the trees seem to be standing straighter and showing off their beautiful green leaves as if to say, “Hey! Look at me! I’M BEAUTIFUL!” And I say to them, “Wow! You really are!” Plus, we’ve been blessed with gorgeous spring weather – bright blue skies, refreshing breezes, birds chirping…I know the hot summer is coming, but right now, I’m so thankful to be here to experience all this beauty. Beautiful Texas…who knew? 🙂
Lots of love to you! I hope you find the beauty where you are!
Melanie Jade 🙂