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Ben H. English ~ Alpine ~ Texas

“And I think God must be a cowboy at heartHe made wide open spaces from the start…He made grass and trees and mountainsAnd a horse to be a friendAnd trails to lead old cowboys home again…” –Dan Seals THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTOS: Many of my regular readers might recall my Great Uncle Ab, he […]

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Ben.H. English ~ Alpine ~ Texas

“The time is the eve of the First Gulf War. The place is an abandoned World War II emergency landing strip for heavy bombers, nestled amid the near countless miles upon miles of wide openness in West Texas. Here another climatic battle will be fought, while the rest of the world focuses on what would […]

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Ben.H. English ~Alpine ~ Texas

“A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one’s life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself.”–Louis L’Amour THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO: “Like any other, the Chihuahuan Desert permeating the lower Big Bend region is one of a hard environment, survived only by equally hardy creatures and […]

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Been H. English ~ Texas ~ Alpine

“The world is full of idolatries, but I question if any idolatry has been more extensively practised than the idolatry of the outward appearance.” ~ W. G. Blaikie THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO: “North of Croton Peak and to the northwest of the Paint Gap Hills lies what appears as a near featureless depression when […]

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Ben H. English

“Kingdoms are but the lengthened shadows of kings.”–Charles L. Feinberg “Once upon a time and really not that long ago, the lower Big Bend teemed with a Texas institution you don’t see much anymore: the working ranch. Now I am not talking about a forty acre ‘ranchita,’ or an exotic game preserve, a nature conservancy, […]

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Ben H. English

Ben H. English

“Kingdoms are but the lengthened shadows of kings.”–Charles L. Feinberg “Once upon a time and really not that long ago, the lower Big Bend teemed with a Texas institution you don’t see much anymore: the working ranch. Now I am not talking about a forty acre ‘ranchita,’ or an exotic game preserve, a nature conservancy, […]

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