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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Of Big Skies, Red Dirt and Horses...

I was immersed in the landscape and the culture of Texas....
Big Skies... Horses... and Longhorns...
Aside from being a wonderful family visit, my recent trip to Texas re-immersed me into the landscape and some of what defines the area and the culture of being Texan.... More fun with my camera... still sorting through hundreds of photos. Travel is such a wonderful thing for opening your senses, your mind, getting a fresh view, getting re-acquainted, noticing the extraordinary ordinary things...... like the red dirt or the big big skies with huge white clouds...

Red water... Red dirt.... and fishing in the channels...
we went fishing and caught a huge basketful of crappie. Imagine my surprise, I caught 15 of these "barn door" sized fish.
.. and even helped clean them...
Pick-up trucks... and guns... and outdoor BBQ's
(goat, beef, pork, chicken, fish, you name it, and they grill it)...

Seed and feed buildings... and grain elevators... old and rusting and rustic...
Flatland... and oil pumpers... and pastures,
and seeing for miles and miles...
in the Lone Star state...

4 comments:

Paula McNamee said...

It's great to see your travel photos, Dolorse, and read about your experiences.

HeartFire said...

Thanks Paula,
It was definitely a journey into another way of life and being, such a contrast with the Northwest. I did enjoy the so starkly different landscape... I'm so enamored of the big skies and wide open spaces, sometimes I think about moving to a desert areas... if it wasn't so hot! Well for now, a good long visit is enough.
Delorse

JonesMoore Studios said...

Wow--It is a totally different world 'down' there! Love the photos...

HeartFire said...

Thanks Lisa!