Tuesday, September 30, 2014

At the Tip Top

What's this? Why the very tippity-tip of Mt. Livermore, the 5th highest peak in Texas known as Baldy Peak. Since 97 percent of Texas is privately-held land, you're in luck with Baldy-- the land is owned by the Nature Conservancy and they have open house days that allow guests to explore their small part of the Davis Mountains.

Interesting fact: Baldy Peak was the location of a very sacred site to the Livermore people and they buried almost 2,000 arrowheads there as offerings. Read the whole story in Texas Monthly, written by F.t Davis Historian Lonn Taylor.

Here's a view once you get to the top of Baldy:

Monday, September 29, 2014

Good Vibrations in Terlingua

Can't you just hear the fun? Uh Clem and Crystal Allbright play at the Starlight Theatre in Terlingua.. Photo by Jennifer Hogue Pena. Inside the Starlight or outside on The Porch, great music and good vibes always abound in South Brewster County.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Color of Love

We love this photo of newlyweds Austin & Gabe in Marfa taken by Marfalite Studios. Colorful people need skies just like this to celebrate a momentous day! Perfection!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Whoooo's there?

Texas Parks and Wildlife Urban Wildlife- El Paso took these photos of a natural burrow of owls just outside the city. Watch the Burrowing Owls grow as they post photos to their Facebook page (linked above).

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cathedral Mountain View

Cathedral Mountain is located on Highway 118 South, between Alpine and Study Butte. Photo by Joe Edd Waggoner. Gorgeous!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wildscaping Eye Candy in El Paso

Gorgeous native plants are more than eye candy, they provide the necessary food, water and shelter for local wildlife. Want to learn how to "wildscape" your own land & be certified in it? Sign up with Texas Parks and Wildlife's Backyard Habitat program. And on October 17, you can learn desert wildscaping at Wyler Aerial Tramway Park in El Paso. Sign up on their site today!

Monday, September 22, 2014

The REAL Yellow Rose of Texas

If you think about it, the yellow rose of Texas really should be a Prickly Pear bloom! Stop by the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute in Ft. Davis for their collection of all sorts of desert succulents... and maybe hum a familiar tune while you're there.