Prada Marfa, Texas

I recently visited the town of Marfa in the Big Bend region of Texas, which by the way, is well over 600 miles from my homestead in East Texas.

To give you some perspective, that is equal to driving from Marfa, Texas all the way to Phoenix, Arizona and crossing two state lines!

During this visit, I made sure to stop by the Prada Marfa art sculpture, and, since I see myself more of a Lucchese girl than a Prada girl, took the following picture.

Mrs. Padilly in Lucchese Boots at Prada Marfa

And in case you are wondering, the boots are Lucchese; much to the chagrin of Mr. Padilly, who gave them to me as a gift. I trucked all around the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in them. They are way more comfortable than my tennis shoes, and can take the dirt. Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.
~ Seth Godin ~

Bachelor Loop: Creede, Colorado

Bachelor Loop near Creede Colorado

Every once in a while we take a road we wish we didn’t, but once we make it to the other side, we realize it was worth it. 

This is exactly how I felt when we journeyed the Bachelor Loop, near Creede, Colorado.

As you approach the start of the loop, you come across the old abandoned mining town you see in the photo.   Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
~ Theodore Roosevelt ~

Enchanted Rock State Park, Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock's Geodetic Survey Mark

One of my favorite hikes in Texas is to the top of Enchanted Rock, the star attraction at Enchanted Rock State Park near Fredericksburg, Texas.

In this image, we are standing at the Geodetic Survey Reference Mark at the top of the rock.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration

NO WATER, NO LIFE. NO BLUE. NO GREEN.
~ Sylvia Earle ~

C-Horse Anchored on Lake Conroe, Texas

Photo of C-Dory from the Lake

It’s somewhat ironic that water is my inspiration since, at the age of five, they pulled my lifeless body from a lake and revived it; my first breath causing a horrible pain to shoot through my body, which I can recall to this day.

I’ve had a few close calls with water since, but it truly is my inspiration, in all its forms: Continue reading