These first 6 pics show some of the beautiful painted desert around Terlingua and the park:
|Chisos Mtns in the background!|
We also climbed around the ruins of the Mariscal Mine, an abandoned quicksilver (mercury) mine.
That was very interesting and the most complete mine ruins we've seen to date!
There were warning signs up to caution us against picking up/touching anything there possibly contaminated....we did not touch!
|I was thrilled when we started to see prickly pear blooming......|
|and even more thrilled to see rainbow cactus (I'd never seen them before) blooming also!|
|you can see the rainbow lines on this rainbow cactus very clearly|
|free range, these could very well be Mexican horses;)|
|the Rio Grande|
|this is a gold-fronted woodpecker!|