I had this turtle nicely framed in the shot while it was sitting on
top of the log, but by the time I pressed the shutter, it
was in mid-air.
The light was just right to highlight the folds in the layers of
earth. Before the drought, I could paddle right against the
face of the cliff. Erosion of the cliff face has created the
raised knoll along the base of the cliff.
This picture in 2011 shows me taking a break on the Big Bend
Campground boat ramp. The same ramp (below) is nowhere
near the water now, and both the ramp and boarding float
are buried in weeds.
When I arrived at the campground, I saw about 50 people working in the campground. My immediate thought was, “Wow, they’re really going at the project. It must be to get everything done for spring before winter comes on.” I later learned that everyone was there to trap the hundreds of prairie dogs so they can be relocated elsewhere.