I was born in Texas, so my parents were from there, and my dad was from out of state.
He came to Dallas in 1965, after he moved from Missouri to become a naturalist, and we’d often take a walk through the Texas Hill Country, a wild and beautiful region that stretches across a swath of the Lone Star State.
He would go through the hills with me on our way to the Dallas area, where he lived.
His childhood home was built on a hillside near a reservoir, and he and I would spend hours exploring the landscape with my dad.
As we explored, I’d occasionally find myself in awe of a place that wasn’t really there.
The landscape seemed alive, and I loved it.
Then I got older, and the nature I loved began to diminish.
There was little that really mattered.
As a child, I loved seeing the sights.
As an adult, I hated them.
So in my early teens, I stopped caring about things I didn’t understand and began to see the world through a lens of the natural world, as if it were some sort of mystical portal.
When I was 18, I left my family and moved to Houston to attend the University of Texas at Austin.
In the fall of 2011, I had the chance to spend several months in the Texas House of Representatives, where I became one of only four female members of the chamber.
I also discovered that I had a very good relationship with my family.
It wasn’t just my friends.
The people I worked with, I was very close with, and when I visited them in their homes, they’d ask me questions about the world around them.
That feeling of connection was a great comfort.
I’ve found that these experiences have changed my life.
But the most powerful thing has been how much my life has improved with the addition of the landscaping I’ve discovered along my family’s property.
In my late teens and early twenties, I found a few of the many landscapes I loved.
And in my mid-20s, I discovered a few that I thought were beautiful.
But when I went to the park with my sister to get some fresh air, the place I wanted to go to the most was a natural landscape, which was really hard to find.
That was one of the first places I really saw that I could walk through and experience what nature has to offer.
As my mother and I drove down the highway, I saw the first few yards of the property.
It was a beautiful view, but we had to turn back before we could get to the property’s parking lot.
As soon as we were close enough, we drove over to the spot where the natural landscape would have been.
We didn’t want to miss a single step.
I remember my mother pointing out the tree that she’d been meaning to plant.
I had been thinking about the tree for a long time, but this was the first time I actually thought of it as something I could plant.
And then I was right.
It is the perfect spot to grow a tree.
I can’t even describe how beautiful it is, and it grows beautifully.
When we arrived at the property, I got the idea to have a tree there to help my mother grow.
And after we had the tree there for a while, my mother began to appreciate it.
So I planted the tree in the spring of 2016, and soon my mother was growing and caring for it every day.
We’ve had it for over a year now, and she’s started to grow and change its color.
I have a wonderful, long-lasting relationship with the tree, which I can still remember with its red and yellow blooms and its gorgeous foliage.
So now I have to plant another tree to help her with that.
I was fortunate to grow up in an area that was not very environmentally conscious.
But there is a reason why the trees I’ve planted are a little more environmentally friendly than the trees that have gone before.
It’s because the natural environment that my parents and I grew up in was incredibly important to them.
As adults, I find that I am far more appreciative of nature and the things that it offers.
I think that the landscape I grew into was a big part of my childhood, but as a person, I’m also much more aware of the things around me that are more environmentally sustainable.
I’m aware of how much I can save and the amount of land I can use.
As I grew older, I realized that I needed to take more care of the land I grew and cared for.
So, for a time, I became a land conservationist.
I started to put down a few more trees, and as I did, I began to notice that I was becoming more and more conscious of the earth and the plants and the wildlife that I cared for and loved.
My dad, for example, loves to