Abiquiu, NM

Abiquiu, NM
36.228336 -106.395991

3.30.2017

Beautiful Western Art

Kerrville is home to the very visit worthy Museum of Western Art.

OUT OF THE MISTIC PAST  by Fritz White
Nice horsey
WIND & RAIN by William Moyers
Got to love this desk. The museum bought it at auction for $27,000. It is the only piece of furniture on display.


THE WHITMAN'S BUFFALO by Bill Nebeker
Charles Goodnight's heard was approaching a solitary water hole when thirsty buffalo stampeded through his cattle to reach water first. A true event

SCATTERING GOODNIGHT'S HERD by Robert Pummill
HUNKERED DOWN AND HOME SICK by G. Harvey
NORTHEN UTE CHIEF by Oreland Joe
IN THE RAINBOW TEPEE by Roy Andersen
SPLIT SECOND by Todd Richardson

Just a few of the many splendid works on display. Come and nurture your inner cowboy/cowgirl



3.28.2017

Seminole Canyon Historic Site

Paleo Indians made Seminole Canyon their home for thousands of years. At the time Egyptian pyramids were being erected, the locals here were painting images on the canyon walls. When asked what they represent and/or mean, our guides reply "what ever you see in them" 


Seminole Canyon
17 foot statue created by Bill Worrell










Our destination

Our very knowledgeable guide explained
how the Indians used the flora and fauns

There was no one around to tell Flindefield this was a no no

Bedrock mortars holes


So many pictographs were painted on top of each other,
the bottom row is meaningless




Leopard frog tadpole
Young Leopard frog. Where there is water, there is life


Another great day with the WINs
There is a nice campground on site.

3.24.2017

Eve's Garden

In the small town of Marathon we discovered a wonderful, eclectic, artistic bed and breakfast. Eve's Garden grew from an old "four square" house into todays imaginative 7 room abode with indoor lap pool and very large green house. Kate, the "boss lady", and a small crew use light weight papercret to hand craft her vision. A spring expansion is on the drawing board. When visiting Big Bend this would be a delightful place to stay.


Heated lap pool


Something is always in bloom here.
Fresh vegetables for the kitchen

Suite with a bath



3.23.2017

I'm Back

My computer crashed while in Big Bend National Park. The closest Apple store was in San Antonio, 400 miles away. With great trepidation I arrived at the Apple store. Would I lose my data, how long for repairs, days weeks? Mario worked his magic and to my great relief told me that I would not lose any data on my hard drive. The problem was a bracket between the hard drive and logic board that had  shorted. And the good news continued to roll, a free fix that took 15 minutes. Hooray!!!!


Big Bend National Park

We had great weather during our visit to Big Bend. We stayed at the Stillwell Ranch just outside the park. The park, like every thing in Texas, is huge. Milage for each days foray ranged from 80 to 140 miles round trip.  The landscape offers stunning vistas. 



It has been raining and if you look closely, you will see flowers everywhere.

Hairy-seed bahia
Glandularia wrightii
130 million years ago Big Bend was covered by a shallow inland sea that stretched all the way into Canada. 


There is a wonderful new fossil exhibit that should not be missed. 

The Mosasaur, a carnivorous lizard,
prowled these here 90 million years ago.
What the Mosasaur may have looked like.
Xiphactinus Top to bottom this head is about 3 feet.
One was discovered in Kansas that had eaten a 6 foot fish.


Save me!!!