Thursday, March 13, 2008

Big Bend Cactus

6 X 8 Oil on Masonite $125 includes postage
I am getting the urge again - to travel to Big Bend. I'm not sure when the cactus start blooming, but I really need some photos! For those of you who haven't experienced Texas yet, you need to understand the nature of a trip to that part of Texas. Big Bend National Park is in the far SouthWest corner of the state and is the northern part of the Chihuahuan desert of Mexico. I live in the "heart" of Texas - about 70 miles southwest of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex - and it is a 2 days journey to Big Bend pulling an RV. You can do it in a day, but it's tiring for us old folks - and besides, getting there is half the fun. Once we are there, given the nature of the trip, we "need" to spend at least 3 full days there, so we are talking about a week away from home - at least. And since we are in the middle of the studio construction, it's just not possible to be away that long. Oh well - life is full of compromises, isn't it?
This view is from the road going into the Chisos Mountains - the mountain rainforest area that climbs 7800 feet in the middle of the park.
Genesis 2:9 And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

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