No Rain, Green Anyway

April 2, 2011 at 8:48 pm (Big Bend National Park, Big Bend National Park TX, National Parks, Nature, Photography, TX) (, , , , )

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Cottonwoods along wash near Sam Nail Ranch

Three weeks ago the only spring green to be seen at Big Bend was on the cottonwood trees, which had only lost the last of their tangerine leaves two months earlier.  (In Maine the trees are leafless for seven months!)  These cottonwoods were sprawled in snaky washes like green apple lollipops.  The effect on the landscape after so much brown and beige was startling.   Read the rest of this entry »

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