There is a place in Far West Texas where night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone. Here, at the end of the road, hundreds of bird species take refuge in a solitary mountain range surrounded by weather-beaten desert. Tenacious cactus bloom in sublime southwestern sun, and diversity of species is the best in the country. This magical place is Big Bend.
Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time in the Big Bend. Over the next three weeks I will share our adventure. Music will be provided by Texas musicians.
In memory of Tom Petty today’s musical selection is “Saving Grace” from his last album Highway Companion.