I Heart Spring. . .

Spring's here and it's absolutely beautiful in our little town. Aside from being allergic to everything, I really enjoy spring in Central Texas. Almost as much as I enjoy the fall. . . almost. So, it's the Friday before Easter and I had some errands to run today and while I was out, enjoying the 72 degree weather, I stopped into the park to snap some shots--yes, yes, I'm even more photo crazy than I was before, but Stephenville is pretty photogenic!

Though it takes a lot for me to go most places, this place, where I can snap pictures and just hang out, all alone, with only the occasional other human being doesn't so much scare me anymore, maybe I've just been there enough times?

Anyway, it was off to the park. In style, of course. . .



I mean, who can commune with nature without cute shoes?! Okay, but seriously, it's absolutely gorgeous out there this time of year, so quiet (and those shoes are sooooooo comfy). . .



Everything's so green right now. It might not stay that way once it warms up and summer comes, particularly since we're still under drought conditions, but for now, it's really pretty.



This Gazebo is probably one of my favorite places. Surrounded by picnic spots where park-goers can bar-b-que. . .



It's also dimly lit at night, which makes it both spooky and scenic. Love it! But what I love the most, I think, is how everything is starting to bloom. I couldn't find any bluebonnets yet, but I did find these cute little purple flowers, pretty much all over the place. . .



Oh, and I love this little picnic table out by itself, under a tree that hasn't started to refoliate yet. . .



Of course, on closer inspection, the table and sidewalk have been graffiti'd by some local with too much time on their hands. . .



And, so has the tree, apparently. Way to keep it classy, peeps. . .



What's a park without a little bit of sexy graffiti? I mean, seriously. This is actually the only place in the whole park where I found anything like it. The rest of the public space is remarkably clean--both in terms of age appropriate and of being un-graffiti'd. I'm sure it won't take the city long to get out and clean this up. Though, I'm not really clear on how one would remove graffiti from a tree. Anyway, other than the lovely purple mess, the park was every bit as scenic as I expected it to be. Sometimes, small town living isn't so bad!

Happy spring and I hope you have a wonderful Easter! XOXO!!

4 comments

  1. Spring is beautiful where you live!!! Even the graffiti is kinda pretty, haha. By the way, cute shoes. :)

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  2. I think it's pretty here, too. It'll be prettier when the blue bonnets are out, but that hasn't quite happened yet. A bit late this year, too. We're going to go to Waco in a few weeks so Matt can take the GRE and I got him to agree to take me to Cameron Park. That park makes ours look pitiful. lol

    Oh, and thanks. I love them and they are so comfortable! They're from Polo.

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  3. I thought the sex graffiti looked quite scenic. ;)

    Beautiful pics! I'd post pics of the desert, but it'd actually suck inspiration out of people.

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  4. Well, you know what they say about spring. . . twitterpated and all of that. ;)

    I laughed out loud at the idea that the desert sucks the inspiration out of people. It can be pretty uninspirational! Still, I think it can be beautiful, you just have to catch it at the right hour. Sunrise and sunset in the desert is pretty.

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