Consider the spotted gar, primitive denizen of the Rio Grande.
A host of small hopes flicker inside the cool recesses of la Catedral de San Agustin.
Agave blooms outside El Capataz, a bustling restaurant in Laredo, Texas. Also the only beer bar of note in the city… this is not Vermont. I am so spoiled.
Off the trail: Paso del Indio, Laredo, Texas, on the Mexican border.
Rigid geometry in exchange of the intangible.
A secluded entrance on the west wing of the venerable La Posada, overlooking the Gateway to the Americas Bridge: the old guard meets the new seeker.
The lobby of the former Hamilton Hotel, in the center of La Villa Antigua in Laredo, Texas.
A thistle by any other name.
Exotic inflorescence on the banks of the Rio Grande.
In a trailside thicket, next to the ancient trail following the Rio Grande.