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Solitary Power

By Russell A. Graves

 

“The Texas Panhandle is a textbook study on how nature affects the ­landscape. Nature’s extremes, however infrequent, can’t compare to ­solitary natural elements. A windblown bison, a cotton seedling and a tree wrapped in winter’s grip are forces of nature that, while sublime, are pieces of a larger tapestry making up wild Texas.”

A plains bison surveys the prairie at Caprock Canyons State Park.

A plains bison surveys the prairie at Caprock Canyons State Park.

Sand dunes and sky dominate the landscape at Monahans State Park in West Texas.

Sand dunes and sky dominate the landscape at Monahans State Park in West Texas.

A lone tree in the snow near Childress

A lone tree in the snow near Childress.

A bison on a private ranch in northern Texas

A bison on a private ranch in northern Texas.

A thunderstorm at dusk near Childress

A cotton seedling emerging from the earth.

A cotton seedling emerging from the earth.

A thunderstorm at dusk near Childress.

An angler tries his luck in the Devils River near Loma Alta.

An angler tries his luck in the Devils River near Loma Alta.

The colors of the sunrise paint the sky, reflected in the Pease River near Paducah.

The colors of the sunrise paint the sky, reflected in the Pease River near Paducah.

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