Today, I am going to get away from my usual subject of birds, and give you a sampling of the images of west Texas that you may see if you travel here. These photos have been compiled over the past ten to twenty years, maybe more. A few I may have posted before, but most of them should be new to you. This post is best watched on your computer. Click on any image to see enlargements.
1. Twin Mountains. Also called Twin Buttes and a few other imaginary names that the locals thought of. It is located just outside the western city limits of San Angelo, Texas.
2. El Capitan. Located in far west Texas, at the southern end of the Guadalupe Mountains. The higher peak behind it is Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas.
3. Painted Rocks. Along the Concho River near Paint Rock, Texas, for about one half mile, there are about 1,500 pictographs along the 75 foot high bluffs. The age of some of them are estimated to be perhaps 1,000 years old. I picked out one single area for this image, to have a close-up of one of the pictographs.
4. Monahans State Park Sand Dunes. On this particular day, the wind was fierce and these sunflowers were swaying in the strong breeze.
5. Road to Nipple Peak. No explanation needed for the naming of the mountain peak. Near Robert Lee, Texas.
6. Antelope at Blue Mountain. This landmark mountain is between Marfa and Fort Davis, Texas. The area is populated with several Pronghorned Antelope.
7. Mule Ears Peak at Dusk. Aptly named mountain peak in Big Bend National Park.
8. Pecos River High Bridge. Located on Hwy 90 near Langtry, Texas, this 1,310 foot bridge spans the Pecos River Gorge 273 feet above the water. This image faces north, but about two miles south of the bridge, the river meets it’s confluence with the Rio Grande.
9. Ghost Town ruins. Old adobe ruins near the ghost town of Terlingua Texas.
10. Adobe house. This structure is located on the Contrabando Movie Set near Lajitas, Texas. Along the Rio Grande, this site has been the location for several western movies.
11. West Texas Storm. I caught this image of a building storm near Alpine, Texas.
12. Wild Rose Pass. This stunning vista greets you as you travel Hwy 17 going north from Fort Davis, Texas.
13. West Texas windmill. A familiar sight as you travel through the big sky ranch country of west Texas.
14. Old Barn and Wagon. Somewhere in west Texas.
15. Mountains in the Mist. I believe that I have posted this image in a previous post, but it is one of my personal favorites. Photographed in Big Bend National Park, on a very cool and rainy day.
I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of my adopted home of west Texas. Click on any image to see beautiful enlargements. I will be traveling out through that area again during the next few months and I will be hoping to come back with another nice collection for you.