11
May
09

Texas Red

76. Dirt

76. Dirt

Red and rocky. This is what the dirt in this part of Texas looks like. How does anything grow in this stuff, I wonder. The dirt in my part of the Midwest is black and rich. Stuff you can scoop up  and then let cascade back to the ground. Loamy. Good dirt for growing just about anything. And this dirt, when it rains, this dirt turns into gooey, slippery mud. I just can’t get used to all this Texas red.

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8 Responses to “Texas Red”


  1. 1 tmcchesney
    May 11, 2009 at 7:11 am

    A total opposite of the midwest! When I looked at this quickly, I thought it was a snake, the goose bumps were coming until I looked at the larger image -LOL

  2. May 11, 2009 at 10:47 am

    It is hard to get used to red dirt, even after seeing it at my parents’ home in TN for 20+ years I’m still not used to it. Great shot!

  3. 3 Gandalf
    May 11, 2009 at 11:32 am

    the tree root or whatever it is adds interest and perspective to this photo. Very nice.

  4. 4 Sunny
    May 11, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    That looks like south Texas red clay. Slicker’n greased glass when it’s wet. Here in north central Texas, we have what is known as Texas Blackland. It’s deep and black and grows almost nothing except cotton and corn. AND, it goes from concrete to swamp to glue to concrete every time it rains (like this morning). As opposed to the red clay, which goes from dust and boulder to greased glass to dust and boulder again!

    Very nice photo. Interesting root, and it shows the texture of the dirt very well.

  5. 5 Debra
    May 11, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Like the contrast of the dirt and the root. Interesting shot!

  6. May 11, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    At first glance, I thought it was a snake. I really like the contrast between the smooth sleek branch (root?) and the sere cumpled earth.

  7. May 11, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Your shoes will be that color for a long time…that stuff clings! You captured the color beautifully.

  8. May 12, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Cool shot! I don’t believe I’ve ever seen dirt this color. You’ve captured a great texture and the shadow of the stick adds a lot of depth to the image.


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