On Wednesday (May 22, 2019), a wildfire in the Big Bend National Park reportedly burned an estimated 1,200 acres of land. The fire also claimed two historic structures in the Castolon Historic Area of the Park. The buildings included the barracks building/La Harmonia Company Store, and the Castolon Visitor Center. (HERE is a news article if you are interested)
I realize the threat of wildfires is always a real concern, particularly in this area of Texas. While this fire could have been so much more destructive, somehow the news hit me hard because the loss happens to include one of my favorite places to visit in Big Bend.Read More
I realize this is not my usual blog post, but this is special sighting I want to share with you. On a recent trip to far west Texas, there was a little critter who blended in with the soil and rocks so well that only his/her movement gave him/her away. This guy is classified as a reptile, and he/she was tiny - maybe the size of a quarter excluding the tail. Do you want to take a look and maybe make a guess? Well, here you go:Read More
My "Office" Last Week
I love it when my “office” for the week looks like this. Some gals showcase their pedicured feet perched on the lounge chair by the pool. Apparently, hiking boots, snake leggings, and a camera in my hand is the way I roll. LOL!
I made a few (okay, a LOT of) images that I hope to work on next week.
However, on a serious note, the Big Bend area of Texas is in desperate need of rain. So, order up one rain storm, hold the lightning, please.