“We abuse land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
― Aldo Leopold
These four months have probably been the first time I have really indulged in nature. From trekking through rocks to a river, and paddling through water. I have noticed that our natural environment is really a beautiful thing and we should take more time to sit down and admire it.
The various little creatures you come across as I was walking through the trails or the movement of the water on the lake versus the river. There are different components of the water that are different depending on where I went. The river was much more clear and flowed while lake Austin was dark and still until the boat was going through. Or it had small ripples, but the movement was not as fast as the river.
The various of trees and plants were ampule through all my trips. The kind of tree situated in the area really made a difference to the feel of the environment. The big trees made it feel more calming when the wind was blowing and the smaller bushes with the colorful flowers made it feel like more of a joyous experience.
My last visit was right behind St. Edwards. I was these cactuses, which were very green in the middle of dead bush I believe. It was very odd yet intriguing. The weather was very warm and there was a light breeze. I asked myself how can they sustain themselves if the bushes around are dying. They also, had special scent to him. Theses cactuses are very think and do not look like any other plant I am used to seeing.