Good morning, folks!
This shot was taken near the end of a sixteen mile loop along the lower fringes of Burro Mesa. I had been conducting some ‘boots on the ground’ research for an upcoming historical novel about the Cristeros War in Mexico, picking a route for a fast-moving cavalry column.
You can see Burro Mesa in the foreground, its reddish tints mixing with the shades of gold from the fading vestiges of sunlight. The Chisos Mountains rise majestically above it all. A man could spend the rest of his days prowling this mesa, and never see it all. It is rough, it is rugged and it is full of surprises. Humankind has lived in and around here since first coming to this region thousands of years ago.
The evening was still and quiet, so quiet that one could hear their own boot steps in the dirt. The sun was gently caressing the horizon, the closing act to what had been a long, hot day.
Some refer to this as ‘The Golden Hour,’ and I can think of no more apt description.
For there is more than one kind of gold in this world, and especially in the Big Bend Country of Texas…
God bless to all,
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Ben H. English
Author of ‘Yonderings’ (TCU Press)
‘Destiny’s Way’ (Creative Texts Publishers)
‘Out There: Essays on the Lower Big Bend’ (Creative Texts Publishers)
‘The Uvalde Raider’ (Creative Texts Publishers)
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