As usual the Google-ites are on the march this morning trying to mess up our blogs – even something as innocent as this one. Don’t forget Google and Microsoft – ever dog has his day and one of these days the government will split you up so that you and the media won’t have a monopoly over the people.
February 24, 2017
A Waltz Across West Texas
I spent the first 50 years of my life as an urban big city dweller. Now I am spending the second 50 enjoying this wonderful laid back lifestyle. Please enjoy (with me) these beautiful pictures of West Texas and on into the Panhandle of Texas. It’s a whole new world.
Wyman Meinzer, the Texas State Photographer, used to live in the old jail in Benjamin, TX. The photo of the coiled rattlesnake appeared on the cover of a wildlife magazine in the 80’s. He said there were times he crawled a long way on his belly to get a good shot of a wild animal.
The music is by Doug Smith. Doug is from Petersburg, Texas and lives south of town. Doug plays by ear- He cannot read music, but has many CDs. A pickup accident left Doug paralyzed and he does not play anymore.
Most of the pictures were taken in the rolling plains (cap rock to Seymour, the Fork, 6666, and Waggoner Ranches). There are some scenes in Palo Duro Canyon.
Please take a moment to watch this….I don’t know if I’ve ever come across such a skillful combination of music and amazing animal and landscape photography. The changes in the tempo perfectly compliment the scenery.
This is simply a beautiful portrayal of the unique part of our country.
Click below for:: Wyman Meinzer’s West Texas
God Bless Texas,
American by Birth – A Texan (by birth) & by the Grace of God
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