200 million years ago, this entire region was a shallow salty sea. That was around the time that flowering plants (angiosperms) evolved and along with them, warm-blooded animals to help disperse their seeds. . The ocean water carved canyons, sculpted jagged rock formations, and transported massive red boulders across miles and miles of what is now the Chihuahuan desert. . A wide diversity of hardy trees, shrubs, cacti, grasses, and wildflowers now cover the land; each participating in their own co-evolutionary pacts with insects, birds, mammals, and reptiles. . It is a beautiful feeling, to be so small within the vastness of a landscape. Despite this smallness, our impact is undeniably large. Tread lightly, step carefully, and #leavenotrace . . After all, you are only a visitor in these wild lands. . . .
Staring out over a world, thousands of feet in the air, I am given a reminder that sometimes in life we break like this mountain, but if we seek, really seek the light you will notice that beyond a break is a beautiful opportunity to see the world differently and find a way through it. Life is very hard, I think it is time to show Life some love, and remember why we are here, and our purpose #earth#love#life#bigbend#camping#texas#timetolive#happiness
We have a busy weekend in the Cedars! Stop by @ro2art tonight, 3/23 for Scott Winterrowd's solo exhibition: Space. The artist engages in the daunting task of framing the immense and diverse landscape of the southwest. "Each visit to Big Bend is a different experience, even when painting at the same locations." The opening reception for Space will take place at @ro2art Cedars location @ 1501 S Ervay St. 7-10PM.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PACO! This is my favorite pic of you and your cute smile. It was your birthday last year and we were in @bigbendnps getting lost together. You even sat still for long exposures under the starscapes that night. We were in for one heck of a ride. Happy puppy pancake rave and hike with all your buddies today! 🥳🐾💛 You are the best thing.
#repost from @usinterior (@repost_media_app) It’s the first day of spring! We're excited about the promise of warmer weather and gorgeous wildflower blooms. Winter is still holding on in many places but at #bigbend#nationalpark, Texas #bluebonnets blanket the hills of the desert landscape in impressive numbers. Seeing the official state flower of #texas in full bloom across a field is a luxurious sight that you will never forget. March is a favorite time to visit the park as the desert floor is covered in white, yellow and purple flowers. Just remember, as you explore, please be aware and careful - getting distracted by beauty is a real thing. Photo @BigBendNPS courtesy of Lee McMullen. #usinterior#travel#findyourpark#desertblooms#bigbendnationalpark#firstdayofspring
Sxsw was a great time, but it was really amazing to unplug this past week and get back into nature and time with the fam... fortunately/ unfortunately, my carrier cut off my data bc we were “off-network” and we didn’t have WiFi. It was the best!! Took the trailer on her maiden voyage to Big Bend and had a rad spring break. Of course there were melt downs from the kids, but we’re building memories and planting seeds and good will always out weigh the bad. Can’t wait for the next adventure with our new travel home. Will also be posting west Texas landscapes for the next few days because I have to catch up! Hope you enjoy! #westtexas#springbreak#bigbend#maidenvoyage
What’s your favorite flower? . We lucked out and ended up in Big Bend National Park during a bluebonnet super bloom. Everywhere we drove the roadsides were covered in these purple/blue wildflowers. . We learned a while back that trying to plan our trips around events like this don’t usually work out for us, but we sure are thankful when we get lucky and happen upon surprises like this one! #backpacksandroadmaps
I love stopping through Marathon on my way to Big Bend. Recently discovered an incredible coffee shop to Fuel up for my drives back home. V6 Coffee Bar East of the Gage Hotel entrance. They’re open daily from 7am- 3pm.
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Landscape Saturday. Terlingua, in the far west of Texas, a few miles from the Rio Grande River, is a weird place.....this is everyone’s first (and lasting) impression of the old ghost town. The more eloquent will use other words but effectively they will mean “weird”. Arguably the least weird thing about it is its weather which is predictably hot and dry, dry to the point of its being in the middle of an arid desert. So, how weird, when one evening we emerged onto the porch of the bar there (the Starlight Theatre) which faces south and east across the Chisos Mountains, transfixed by the weather......the blackest of dark clouds, torrential rain and simultaneous sand storm.......as violent and grim as ever Dante could imagine......before dissolving into a calm illuminated by a rainbow......WEIRD.....and very beautiful. #terlingua#chisosmountains#riogrande#rainbow#dantesinferno#texas#ghosttown#abandonedplaces#bigbend#starlighttheatre#weird
I took a walk by myself near a dry river bed outside of Terlingua. There wasn't another person to be seen, and I felt the most exhilarating sense of freedom and peace. I found this rock and I felt joy... Which I so needed. ♥️