The last day of my long weekend, I was ready to be back home.
But first, after breakfast, I finally drove out on Pinto Canyon Road, into the pastoral morning light.
After one truck there was not one more vehicle, for miles. In fact my entire 30 minutes there.
New agaves a start to a stronger entry?
Gracious yet expansive. Peaceful.
Some Little Walnut / Juglans microcarpa trees where the occasional stormwater collects along the draw…
…the effects of a late spring freeze on these trees’ foliage.
Almost back in Marfa, this looks like someone is working on the concrete buildings Donald Judd sketched but never realized.
Or are these remnants of incomplete construction when Judd was alive?
A simple but bold monument to enter a small housing area, complete with some of the finer plants in the desert world…