Big Sky

July 13, 2009

The lands of west Texas near McKittrick Canyon and the Guadalupe Mountains

are vast and open, the clouds

different from east Texas….you don’t have to go to Montana to see Big Sky country.

The Big Sky (web size)

North Shore

July 12, 2009

Lone Surfer

Lone Surfer

Against sunset orange clouds, a lone surfer on the North Shore of Oahu…..

Waitin on the Wife

July 10, 2009

Waiting-on-the-Wife(web-size)

“Waitin on the Wife”

An 84-year-old Texan who posed at the Dallas Zoo as his wife took the grandkids around to see the animals. We struck up a conversation and he told me about the old days when he took his cattle to market at the stockyards at Fort Worth.  These guys are a rare breed nowadays and I’m glad I got his portrait for future generations….

La-Ie Point, Oahu

July 10, 2009

La-Ie Point

La-Ie Point

Blue waves hit the Hawaiin rocky shore on a fine day long ago. A plaque recounts the tale of Mo’o, a hero of ancient times who fought and defeated the local giant lizard monster.   He broke its body into five pieces and cast them into the water, where they became the five islands you can see from your perch at the end of the natural jetty

Cedar Glades

July 10, 2009

Cedar Glades

Cedar Glades

This scene is not far from the President George Bush Toll-Way in Garland.  When 4-wheelers and trucks aren’t tearing up the place after a good mud-making rain, is a peaceful place to escape the madness of the crowds, traffic, and media hype and spin. Sometimes you can find rare endemic plants that somehow have survived all of man’s encroachments.

Canyon Light

July 10, 2009

Canyon Light

Canyon Light

This scene is from a 1997 trip to Big Bend National Park where the steep canyon walls were a patchwork of light and shade and, most of all, a respite from the oppressive heat of the higher elevations.  The riparian area was quiet and peaceful….with an occasional Mexican riding horseback and selling souveniers from the other side of the Rio Grande…and occasional Vermillion Flycatchers darting around in their brilliant red plumage.