Resurrection Fern

Blown about by the wind.  Finding life in desiccation.  Not to be confused by the “true” Rose of Jericho, the “false” Rose of Jericho (S. lepidophylla) is native to the Chihuahuan desert and one of the most adaptive plants here.  A wanderer, persistent and tough. Tenacious. S. lepidophylla in its dormant state Resurrection plants are …

Big Bend National Park Superintendent to speak at CDEC Annual Meeting on January 12

The Chisos Mountains from Tornillo Flat in Big Bend National Park, Texas NPS Photo by Erik Walker The virtual Annual Meeting of the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition (CDEC) will take place at 6:30pm MT on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. The meeting will include installation of new Board Members and all members of the CDEC group …

Moon over Desert

How do I write about you, sitting there out of reach? So full of yourself. An exhibitionist bold in your arrival. Wreaking havoc along the way. Your presence impossible to miss. Magnetic. Glowing. Witness to all, you are the moon. Photo Courtesy of Matt Walter, Alpine, Texas

Art of the Desert

Chihuahuan Desert Views travel beyond imagination.  Studies have shown that most people look at artwork in a museum for somewhere between 15-30 seconds. I invite you into my world.  To wander.  Visually explore every curve, texture, and color.  Stare.  Listen. Engage in the dialogue.  And mostly, to surrender. Watercolors of sunrise reflect on the mountains …