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#MagnoliaElegy At long last. “Magnolia Elegy: Place In the Edisto Fork” pays homage to an Agrarian time and place. It tells of the passing of that Time and the loss of that Place—undespairing, seeking no pity—through the eyes of the writer, the third generation of his placeholder family. It is... Read more →


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If you would like to see my collection of Carolina Lowcountry memories—"Magnolia Elegy: Place In the Edisto Fork," you can view the book trailer here, and see the book page here on the publisher's website. The book is also available from Amazon, B&N, and your independent local bookseller.









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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.