Texas as desert

Mouth of the Brazos makes a good point in reviewing the famous John Wayne movie "The Searchers." Good as the story is, the landscape pretending to be Texas is Utah or Arizona, somewhere flat, dry and dusty. I still run across Yankees who are amazed to discover we have trees and grass and rolling hills. All because of movies like that one. Good as it is.

0 responses to “Texas as desert

  1. And I thought that Texas was the desolate, sandy place that seperates the US from Mexico. (Only kidding).

  2. And I thought that Texas was the desolate, sandy place that seperates the US from Mexico. (Only kidding).

  3. And I thought that Texas was the desolate, sandy place that seperates the US from Mexico. (Only kidding).

  4. Dick Stanley

    Shoot, Joe. There’s even places where the trees are as thick and as big around as they are in Vermont.

  5. Dick Stanley

    Shoot, Joe. There’s even places where the trees are as thick and as big around as they are in Vermont.

  6. But are the mountains Green? (White in New Hampshire).

  7. But are the mountains Green? (White in New Hampshire).

  8. Dick Stanley

    You’ve led a sheltered life. The big hills just west of Austin are green. Some mountains are, as well, others have rock of various colors.

  9. I said “mountains” not big hills. What mountain range runs through Texas?

  10. Dick Stanley

    Mountains, big hills, whatever. Little Vermont, which would fit into a corner of Texas, has pushed all that stuff into a small space, so it’s a lot more impressive. Down here, with so much room to spread out, what might have been mountains are mostly hills. But they’re mostly all green, except in mid summer.
    P.S. There are certifiable mountains, the Davis and Guadalupe mountains of West Texas.