Not only that, but I saw things from a new perspective. Carrying my camera around made me notice things that I would have walked right past otherwise.
Here are some of the things I noticed on my walks:
Plants. Some are showing signs of autumn:
Some are showing the effects of the drought:
And some are showing the miracle of survival:
But what did I learn? Well, look at this:
This sweet little plant is flowering throughout the pastures, waving and nodding to all who pass. Looks just like gaura, doesn't it? Actually it is! I learned that there is a wild native gaura throughout Louisiana, Texas, and parts of Mexico. I never knew that before!
And I would have never seen its sweet little blooms if I hadn't gone for a walk. Thanks, Carolyn, for helping me open my eyes to what was right in front of me!