Retired from the University of Texas and too old to play soccer anymore. Now, in the twilight of his years, time is spent writing in this blog, hiking and exploring Texas Parks, photography, working out, gardening and tending to the five ponds he built .
Sunrise in the Texas Hill Country (Photo credit: Jim Nix / Nomadic Pursuits)
The sun is shining, what a beautiful day
the rain filled clouds have gone away
but not before they left us with
rain on the parched soil of the plains
that my city sits on before the hills
rise to the south and to the west
for my city sits at the very base
of the Texas Hill Country.
Texas Hill Country (Photo credit: Houstonian)
Travel South for seventy miles
and San Antonio fills the skies
a city with history of battles fought
and won and lost with Alamo pride.
Travel West along Route 10
to Fredericksburg another place
famous for peaches that succulent fruit
and not far from there is Kerrville town
with a music festival of world renown.
By now deep into the Hill Country
with vision obscured by hills and trees
rise to the top and see for miles
and then to the valley far below
Texas Hill Country (Photo credit: Smalloy)
For Texas is a land of change
a place so vast that it takes days
to drive from side and to the end
of countryside with flowers in bloom
or cactus and scrub to fill the view
of sights that change with every turn
oh what beauty we discern
out the window as we drive by
to the place where the land meets the sky.
Texas Hill Country just north of Garner State Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)