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Texas Loves Doug Smith and Wyman Meinzer Tribute to West Texas

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I had a beautiful moment. And I am compelled to share it with you. It started out with an amazing video and then I chased that white rabbit down some inspiring holes. Here’s to Wyman Meinzer and Doug Smith – two talents of Texas . . . or what you might call “Texas Treasures”! Day […]

Words from a Stranger

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Words from a stranger inspired me to put together this image and share this post. It’s time to “let your heart lead the way” . . .   It was a day of volunteering at the Big Bend Ranch State Park’s Visitors Center. I walked in and a lady in purple was perusing the book […]

Big Bend National Park: Inspiration on Instagram

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“Big Bend National park is preserved, protected, and almost as wild as the day it was made. It’s the essence of Texas as we like to think of it — a gift to Texas and a gift to the nation.” ~ a dear quote I love from Big Bend National Park Impressions (Farcountry Press). Have […]

An Ocotillo Obsession in My Artsy-Fartsy World

The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of. Leonardo da Vinci quote at MyDesertLove.com

**Warning: A little bit of a rant ahead** I have always been the excitable one in my family. “Its really not that good, Vi.” “What is the matter with you?” I like something, better yet – love something, I’m all a-tither! My puppies can relate – yes, I have an invisible tail. I’m confessing now. […]

Guest Blog: Coming Home

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~ Originally Published on Elizabeth A Garcia’s blog: July 10, 2013 ~ When I first decided to get away for a while, I only meant to experience the west, not have it invade my heart and soul. Somewhere on the list of national parks and other places I couldn’t wait to visit was a vague […]

Ocotillo Obsession Series 01. Vibrant Blooms

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In this first of my “Ocotillo Obsession” series,  I am featuring my progressive shots of the vibrant ocotillo blooms. OCOTILLO Fouquieria splendens Origin of “Ocotillo” — Aztec-derived “ocote” refers to a pine that was used to make torches. Therefore the name “ocotillo” refers to a “torch”! Imagine a spring day, in the desert . . […]

Guest Blog: “How best to kill yourself mountain biking in the Big Bend of Texas”

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I know a lovely lady. She happens to write. And happens to be such a great friend. And best of all . . . she loves my desert! I witnessed this incredible time in her life and asked her for a revisit. I thought it would be such a great blog post. A great moment […]

Uniquely Big Bend: Alpine Public Library

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On my last post I shared some “Library Love” as well as fond childhood memories. It was a post long overdue. Author, Rita Mae Brown, said it simply and best.   “Oh where, oh where will our libraries go? Oh where, oh where would we be? . . . “ I homeschool two little ones. Nursery rhyming […]

My Desert Ramblings: Library Love

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When I visit a library, it’s like visiting my childhood. . .   “Ssssh. We’re quiet in the library.” My siblings and I learned to be quiet, in our most favorite place where our imaginations thrived. I remember feeling so mischievous huddled in the bookshelves with our piles of books. Soaking in all the illustrations […]

Big Bend Inspiration: Marfa in Fashion

MARFA >> Arts >> Photography >> Fashion >> Vogue >> China?! So, Marfa Texas is a haven for the eclectic vibes in the art world. Marfa’s presence in mainstream media has also – thankfully – not waned. The connection with photography is an obvious given. And so the dot-connection continues on to . . . […]

My Big Bend Love Says NO to Trans-Pecos Pipeline

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  Have you heard of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline? It is a dark cloud hovering over my world since the beginning of April 2015. If you have encountered my Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram feeds – it probably has been noticeable how much it has preoccupied my mind. Really wish it wasn’t so. I would much […]

My Crafty Cardboard Display

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I mentioned in a previous post that there was a “Part Two” to my craft projects for the gift shop at the Sauceda Ranger Station at Big Bend Ranch State Park. In “Part One” I used one of my current loves – metallic bronze spray paint to revive a rickety old card display rack back […]

My Craft Loves to Spray Paint Birds!

Big Bend Ranch State Park could always use a volunteer. I guess I could volunteer – so I passed the inspection process. Not much competition, *phew*. Now, the question became what could I do? Its lovely when everyone’s too busy to actually tell me what to do. I’ll step back and admit that I did […]

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