Monday, April 2, 2012

Mustang A Day Challenge Painting # 293 Spring In Texas Big Bend Burros

"Spring in Texas"
8.5 by 11 inches Watercolor
by Linda L Martin Artist

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They say that in the desert of  West Texas that when it rains even for a short while that all the desert blooms. Wild Flowers, Cactus and grasses. Its a brief time there when all is green. Then in the 300,000 Big Bend  Ranch State Park there is little forage and only those who  well adapted to the spare  wild grasses, cactus and shrubs can survive in this Chihuahuan Desert wilderness.

Yet in this  remarkably rugged, remote and unpopulated setting since the time of the Conquistadors  feral burros have managed to survive and thrive.. The park extends along the Rio Grande from southeast of Presidio to near Lajitas in both Brewster and Presidio Counties.  For the next few days on the Mustang A Day Challenge  I am going to highlight the Burro issues of this remarkable park what is being done to help protect these resilient creatures.
 A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the of this print will go to theWild Burro Protection League - operating under Todd Mission Rescue

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