These were the three most intense months I remember. One believes that you have seen everything about the United States through the cinema and photography of the great American masters. But I did not expect that landscape. The city of Athens is surrounded by forests. When you move away from the center, the trees take center stage, coexisting with imposing southern mansions. We lived in a house next to a river, surrounded by pecan trees, which came to touch the walls of the porch. The exuberant subtropical nature, onmipresent and overflowing, left an indelible mark. One of the most magical places we visited was Sandy Creek, an enclave where the branches of the trees create fascinating reflections in the gentle water of the river, the flora invaded by a disquieting, disturbing atmosphere.