They mean it when they say “everything in Texas is big.” The personalities, the views, the hats (of course!) and — oh my god — the cocktail glasses. No lie. They must have started life as small fishbowls.
But this is not to say the small things don’t deserve their accolades, too. I was staying at the Wildcatter Ranch, set in the VAST cattle country west of Ft. Worth, when I began to notice the real beauty of the Lone Star State. Not just the strapping cow boys (they helped), but to the natural beauty that O. Henry and Annie Proulx so perfectly capture. Especially on the small scale. Specifically, the wildflowers I saw peaking through the chaparral.
No offense to all the big things, but check out how Texas does things “little.” FYI, I took all these shots with a Canon T3 (Flower setting).