I like big bends and I cannot lie. Ever wonder why Big Bend National Park is called Big Bend? It’s because of the Rio Grande’s big bend in west Texas. We were blown away by the topography and natural beauty we discovered while hiking in the Chisos Mountains here. Our latest video is part one of a little series during our adventure. Link in bio. ⛺️🏜⛰🧗🏻♀️☀️
Mornings in the desert- it’s nice to share your favorite place with someone. The last 3 visits to Big Bend have been shared with family and friends. I’m promising myself my next visit will be be myself. I think the Park and I have some catching up to do ❤️ and I’m excited to prepare for the South Rim Loop Hike with Emory. Carrying enough water will be my biggest challenge. I’ll be breaking up the hike over two days so I can take my time and enjoy. Has anyone had experience doing this during the summer months?
still alive but I’m barely breathing ~ hiking 5 miles up the Chisos Mountain to camp is NO JOKE. my legs are still burning but we made it & the views were so worth it ⛰ had the best getaway in Big Bend last weekend & let’s all just pretend my post isn’t nearly a week late 🤦🏻♀️
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”-Marcus Aurelius
Camera @sony a6500
Lens @sigmaphoto 16mm f1.4
Filter @hoyafilterusa intensifier
3 7015 May, 2019
Big Bend was so huge we really just got a small taste of the different areas of the park.
Took a short hike in the Chisos Mountains after spending the morning at hot springs & Boquillas.
It was like a blissful 72 degrees here.
We all have painful phases in our lives that make our hearts contract and close. Sometimes it feels like it may stay stuck shut forever. But can you consider that these ”setbacks” are springboards for your expansion?
For me, I know it’s the grief and loss that have made room for the love in my life now.
Just as every exhale leads to another inhale, every time life falls apart it also comes together.
Just as your heart beats, contracting to pump blood through your arteries and expanding to allow blood to rush back in, the universe dances to the same rhythm.
What setbacks, roadblocks or resistances are in your life now? What could be learned from them? In what ways could these contractions lead to your expansion?
No matter how many times I photograph Big Bend, I always see something new. That’s the magic of our planet - it’s always changing with a new light and new perspective.
Today we drive to Garner state park to host a workshop with Precision Camera & Video. Can’t wait to see old friends and new!
Photographed with @nikonusa Z7 and Z mount 24-70, and @3leggedthing