IMG_20180315_161805 Castollon Peak from closer distance
IMG_20180315_172217 Stratified rock at Burro Mesa Pouroff Trail
IMG_20180315_172519 Diagonal layered rock at Burro Mesa Pouroff Trail
IMG_20180315_170120 Mule Ears peaks at Big Bend National Park
IMG_20180311_181741 US and Lithuanian flags on a West Texas ranch
Driving up to the ranch where we were spending our spring break, a surprise was awaiting us: our hosts had put up a Lithuanian flag! They knew my parents were visiting from Lithuania. It was also the Lithuania Independence Day, so it was very timely.
Behind the flagpole there are a couple of houses where the ranch owners and their relatives live. The guesthouse where we stayed is a little further and not visible in the picture.
In the background there is the typical West Texas landscape of dry grass and hardy plants that don't need much water, such as cacti, agave, yucca and sotol. The ranch owners raise cattle and horses here. We were surprised that cows can survive on such meager vegetation, or that the dry brown grass would be appealing to them, but then again, cows do eat hay...