Friday, February 22, 2008

End of Day - Big Bend Parking Lot

That is not a very imaginative or romantic title for this painting, but it is what it is. This is the end of the RV lot at Big Bend. Turn right and go home. Turn left and hike to the Rio Grande. And as unbelievable as it may seem, it rained! And then the sun came out. And we reveled in it.
That part of Texas had a wonderfully wet summer 2 years ago and we were there to enjoy some of it. It was hot and dusty several hours later, but we still got to enjoy the blessing of rain.
Another lesson in geography for the Texas uninitiated: Big Bend National Park is in the far South West reaches of Texas and consists of over 800,000 acres of extreme topography: from desert to river basin to high moutain rain forest. The vistas are endless and the remote location makes you feel as is you have stepped away from civilization and journeyed far farther that you have in actuality.
It takes a lot of effort and planning to get there - even for those of us who LIVE in Texas. I am looking forward to going back there, though, because we barely scratched the surface on our first visit.
Psalm 36:6
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O LORD, you preserve both man and beast.
(There are over 300 mentions of mountains in the Bible - could this be one reason why so many people are attracted to them???)

3 comments:

Rick Nilson Fine Art said...

Debbie,

Beautiful work. What else is there to say about this. Your work inspires me to paint.

Rick Nilson

Rick Nilson Fine Art said...

Debbie,

Thanks for visiting and I'm glad you get a smile from my chickens. A link to your site is just above the chester and carl blogspot. I practiced in mspaint before I picked up a brush up a brush. I have a few cute little fuzzy farm animals there in mspaint and maybe a laugh. Your fan,

Rick Nilson

Debbie said...

Thanks, Rick. You're pretty good yourself!