My first encounter with McDonald Observatory coincided with my first trip to the Big Bend Region, one of the most beautiful areas of the state in my opinion. I will always remember my first trip there. One week in spring during the third grade, I squeezed into the back of a van with several of my classmates and our elementary school teacher, and together we traveled hundreds of miles west from Houston to Fort Davis. During our stay, we galloped across Prude Ranch on horseback, marveled at the Marfa Lights, and examined the planets and stars from McDonald Observatory. During a stargazing party one night, I was awestruck by the numerous constellations, so clearly visible, which are easily forgotten when living in the city. Since then, I have returned to the area every few years, and it was during my most recent visit last summer that I was reminded, once again, of the beautiful twinkling patterns in the sky above. I was also pleasantly surprised to see so many varied wildflowers thriving amidst the typically hot and dry summer. Could their clustered arrangements be mirrored reflections of those same stars?