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Sleep Under the Most Beautiful Skies in Texas . . . Uniquely Big Bend

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Featuring Uniquely Big Bend Beautiful Night Skies. Over here in Big Bend, West Texas, we have views in abundance. When the sun sets it may surprise some that the views – even in “darkness” – is something to see. Something to witness, admire, and be in utter awe of. It is a world beyond your […]

Flickr Desert Love: Sand Gecko in Namibia

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In the deserts of Namibia, Southwest Africa, there is a popular amazement. . . . and it “barks”!!?? Their communication methods have also been described as squeaks, croaks, clicks ~ altogether a wide range of sounds. Baffling noise in the dead of a desert night from these five inch long marvels known as the Namib […]

25 Reasons to Plan a Desert Wedding

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Since the annual Show-Your-Love-Day aka Valentines is coming up . . . 25 Reasons . . . to set your say your wedding vows in the desert . . .  My wedding was not in the desert, but I can see why it would be a perfect place for a truly meaningful affair. Something about […]

Guest Post: The Diamond-Beaked Rockpecker

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~ Originally Published on Elizabeth A Garcia’s blog: September 11, 2014 ~ It started as a starry-eyed love for the Rio Grande and the jaw-dropping scenery that surrounds it. Before I knew it, I was buying a river rafting outfit. Having a company that exists to help people have fun has got to be the […]

Desert Storms are Electrifying . . . and I love it.

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Why is the lightning so striking – even more dramatically visually striking in the desert? Maybe its the quiet nature of the desert. During the day the wildlife is in a much more subdued, rather sleepy state. All of a sudden the sun can be eclipsed with a cool rush of wind urging us to […]

There’s Burning Man in the Desert and the Art is Amazing.

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I love Instagram, because I get peaks into all these worlds, all these events that I will probably never experience firsthand. Burning Man will definitely be one of them. It is provocative and visually inspiring, but I am no “wild child” and if you read my previous post you’ll recall I personally prefer a layered […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 . . . […]

4 Things to Learn on the Most Scenic Road in Texas

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Post by Visit Big Bend.   This “Big Bend Fun Fact” spurs this post on the “Farm to Market Road 1-70.” Locals refer to this stretch of highway lovingly as “River Road” or the “Canyon Road.” It runs along the Rio Grande River, where the opposite shore is a view of the mountain vistas of […]

Marfa Love: Past & Present Contemporary Art in Marfa

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You never know when you’ll need your camera out. Especially in Big Bend Country. A buffalo was on the side of the road one night. It was huge. In my wildest dreams, I would have gotten a picture of that, but actually it was much too intimidating to stop for. Maybe behind the fence, but […]

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Been so behind on things lately - volunteering at our Big Bend Ranch State Park-Texas Parks and Wildlife - spruced up their cover photo & profile pic . . . You would tell me if something's a miss - wouldn't you? . . .
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