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Desert Wildflowers in Big Bend - April 2015

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    Because of extra rain and snow received in the Northern Chihuahua Desert during the winter, the desert wildflower climax this spring is said by some to be a 100 year event. These photos were taken as we entered Big Bend NP from Marathon with the Chisos Mountains in the background; then on the Cattail Falls Trail below the Window, and finally along the River Road from Lajitas to Presidio. Photos by Tom Thom (Canon G11 and iPhone 4S)

2013/02 Big Bend Ranch

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    Photos taken in February 2013 while hiking and camping for a few days in Big Bend Ranch State Park near Lajitas, Texas.

The Wall

  • Jethro Tull
  • J. S. Bach
  • Lawrence Durrell
    The Alexandria Quartet: Justine; Balthazar; Mountolive; Clea
  • Robert M. Persig
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; an Inquiry Into Values
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Willa Cather
    Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • Sena Jeter Naslund
    Ahab's Wife: or, The Star-gazer
  • Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Barbara Kingsolver
    American novelist, essayist and poet: raised in rural Kentucky, lives in the Southern Appalachians.
  • Walt Kelly
    "I Go Pogo", "We have met the enemy and he is us."
  • William Least Heat-Moon
    Author of "Blue Highways: A Journey Into America" and "PrairyErth (A Deep Map)".
  • Leonard Cohen
    Quebec poet.
  • Wendell Berry
    Fifth generation Henry County Kentucky farmer and novelist, essayist and poet.