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Watching the sunrise in Southlake, Texas, from the southernmost end of Bob Jones Park.
West Texas rainbow
We saw this in late 2013 while staying at Ten Bits Ranch near the Terlingua Ghost Town.
Día de los muertos comes to an end in the Terlingua Ghost Town cemetery, Nov. 2013.
A moment of beauty in Washington's Columbia River Gorge.
Making tracks, BNSF Railway.
Columbia River Gorge
One of BNSF Railway's trains makes its way through the Columbia River Gorge. Nearby fires covered the scenery with a smoky haze.
Washington state's Columbia River as seen from the Red Lion Quay Hotel.
One of BNSF Railway's trains coming through the Columbia River Gorge.
Train car reflections
Coal trains reflected in the water along the Columbia River Gorge.
In the mouth of the river
Grass and a lighthouse create a vista where the Rio Grande empties into the Gulf of Mexico.
Into the Gulf of Mexico
The Rio Grande empties into the Gulf of Mexico, seen from a chartered plane.
An autumn sapling in the North Texas cross timbers.
A field in the North Texas cross timbers.
I love small Texas towns because I get to see stuff like this -- an old-fashioned drug store sign in Coleman.
Window to the water
Part of an abandoned movie set along the Rio Grande's Big Bend area.
Ten Bits Ranch
A high view of Ten Bits Ranch near the Terlingua Ghost Town, in Brewster County.
Ten Bits Ranch cabin
One of the several cabins at the Ten Bits Ranch bed and breakfast in Brewster County, Texas.
A skull hanging at Ten Bits Ranch bed and breakfast, Brewster County, Texas.
The sun sets at Ten Bits Ranch near the Terlingua Ghost Town in Brewster County, Texas.
A military train makes its way along the tracks near Brownwood Texas just before sunrise.
Part of the Pancho Villa Museum near Villa Las Nieves, in Mexico's state of Durango.
A mare and her colt seen from a tiny court yard in Villa Las Nieves, in Mexico's state of Durango.
Looking into the tiny patio of a home in Villa Las Nieves, Durango, Mexico.
The Rio Florido that runs by Villa Las Nieves, Durango, Mexico.
Once a school, then an army barracks. This is where my mother attended school as a child, in Villa Las Nieves, Durango.