I know it is December and time already for snow to fall but you see, in Texas we like to savor our season and tend to hang on to them for a little longer. I’m sure Texas doesn’t readily leap to your mind when you think of a glorious autumn with red trees along melancholic yellow pathways. no one ever drives down here to get a taste of the brilliant fall season but when one lives here, you got to make do with whatever you have. Especially when getting out of the state alone is equivalent of driving through five northeastern states.
I wouldn’t bother heading out trying to capture whatever fall presents us in Texas but as I have repeatedly hammered into your heads that I just bought a Nikon D40, the urge to look for pictures everywhere is kinda overwhelming. My only class this semester although technically on-campus is located in a building that is considered the westernmost extent of a sprawling Texas A&M campus. Although Texas A&M with its military-style barrack (not baroque) architecture (thanks to its Corps of Cadets history) finds itself in a list of the country’s ugliest campuses, it has its share of beauty.
The building I mentioned before is actually part of the privately-owned Research Park and is landscaped with an artificial creek and tree-lined pathways where townsfolk come to get their dogs loose. I have been eying this park ever since I have attended three classes in this building (getting a certificate in ArcGIS, you see). So thanks to the newly-acquired (ok! I know you know) Nikon D40 and hints of falls visible, Ash and I head out there one evening. We are blessed with an unusually pleasant and warm evening with only a nip in the air. Lots of people with their dogs going crazy and absolutely still air with an occasional whiff of breeze. As the evening progressed, the sky decided to flare up with bright reds and oranges (not the fruit). Texas is known for its brilliant skies and sunsets but this evening was extra-special as if it was making it worthwhile for us. The air was absolutely still at times which reflected the skies perfectly in the water presenting unique photo ops that I went crazy over.
More pictures after the jump. Click for larger view: