Monday, October 29, 2012

Davis Mountains

The Davis Mountains, West Texas. One of the state's sweet spots. Somehow this was the first time I've been out that way, and since I've been in Texas on and off for about 5 years, that's sort of uncalled for. And this time I only spent one day there. I'd really like to check out more of the state park next time around, as well as The Nature Conservancy area. 
(Ladder-backed Woodpecker above)
Got a good hike in with great views, lots of cool cacti, some birds, a ton of javelinas around at night, fox, and a fun time freaking some little hoodlums out who wouldn't shut up near the tent. Good stuff! This time it was just a quick stop on the way to the Gila Mountains in New Mexico. (Below:Canyon Towhee, me with a giant century plant, and a piece of an old century plant blade)  Nature Notes Our World Tuesday

16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

It is a great place -- having grown up in Texas, your photos brought back lots of memories! Great post for the day! Have a good week, Jill!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That's so far West, it's almost Arizona ;-)

Beautiful country with excellent textures and patterns.


P.S. Those purple capri's contrast the native colors really well!

Carver said...

Beautiful landscapes and great shots of the wildlife.

Gary said...

Great area!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Great photos of a very interesting place.

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah! So different from where I live! I would LOVE to explore this area. What an adventure!

joy said...

AWESOME SHOTS IN SUCH A WONDERFUL PLACE!

Robert Geiss said...

An amazing environment indeed.

Please have you all a good Tuesday.

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ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Magnificent shots ~ lovely area ~ Wow! ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Barb said...

Gosh, I think your shots are amazing. That last has such texture. You look mighty happy.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Looks like you hit the jackpot on these finds and images Jill~

ladyfi said...

A wonderful look at your world.

W. Latane Barton said...

great pictures. Looks like a place I'd like to visit.

veredit - isabella kramer said...

such beautiful impressions and the b/w work is absolutely stunning !!

wish you a lovely november, Jil ♥

hugs from,
isabella

tinajo said...

Looks fantastic - and very, very different to Sweden where I live! :-)

likeschocolate said...

Lovely photos!