As spring comes to Central Texas, the outdoors call with the warmth of the sun beckoning us to get out beyond our everyday busy life, and the babbling of water running through rain filled streams, creeks and rivers calling to us to come and enjoy their refreshing banks.  A recent weekend sojourn not only satisfied these urges, but brought back memories that shaped my understanding of what made Texas a unique place and how it would shape my own cultural perspective on the landscape and what it means to be from this place.  I was going back to a childhood haunt, Barton Springs in Austin – a man-made pool built on the natural bed of Barton Creek and it’s cold, clear waters are fed…