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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 […]

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 […]

Laughing At Pipelines

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So many serious thoughts when it comes to pipeline business. . . Trans-Pecos Pipeline business in particular around our Big Bend Country. My previous post I shared some inspiring social media posts and videos. Here are some creative thoughts put in comic form. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. And if […]

Big Bend Beauty in the Face of Adversity

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Time for a little Big Bend Love. Maybe its a little more than a little. The Trans-Pecos Pipeline proposal has been a grave concern to our area and for those interested click here, here, and here. On our remote mountain top, it is so easy to avoid politics. Avoid the concerns of the surrounding communities, […]

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 […]

Big Bend Love: Trans-Pecos Pipeline Call-To-Actions

It has been an exciting summer for the Big Bend Community opposing the Trans-Pecos Pipeline Project. In my earlier post, I described the initial stages of the opposition. Tracing some of my online involvement in the campaign. The oil and gas industry is a very disheartening and intimidating one to explore. It was a blur […]

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 . . […]

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 . . . […]

Resources to Fight the Good Fight for Big Bend Love #NoPipeline

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So, you’ve heard or want to know more about Trans-Pecos Pipeline? The proposal that is plaguing Big Bend Country? I am no expert, but I have a few links and resources that I am rounding up here on this page. My old brain needs a little organizing. So here’s the proposal image featured in one […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nostalgic Documentary on Rafting the Rio Grande (1996)

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Just a bit of nostalgia. Get ready to be transported back to a sleepy day in junior high school, sitting in those uncomfortable desk chairs . . . on a day that you are forced to watch a documentary that is eye-rolling straightforward, but somehow sticks with you and plants the seed of Big Bend […]

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 […]

A Peak Inside My Graphic World

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Just like in Wizard of Oz – no “wizard” behind this curtain. Just me behind my laptop, playing with my graphic images. . . I do not have a background in graphic design or photography. I have never taken a class – I have taken classes in *oye* too many, many other things but funnily […]

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Someone told me the other day, "The world has gone crazy and there's no escaping it . . . " Maybe its the mama-optimism in me, but I just raised my eyebrows and my heart ached a little with pity. Have they driven down our quiet, sweet desert roads . . .
Here's an article & image from WSJ about Big Bend and in particular Marfa, "cinematic landscapes that stretch unbroken to the horizon; cowboys presiding over art galleries; and sunsets that, at the smog-free altitude of nearly 5,000 feet, were the prettiest I’d ever seen. . . "
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