In the high desert of west Texas, twilight is the beginning of life. Oppressive heat gives way to cool, dry air and things begin to happen. The "day" is just beginning for most of the local denizens.
Spend the night out here and you will hear things. Lots of little sounds of life. Scurrying, digging, howling, hooting and munching. But have no fear. It's like the best "sounds of nature" soundtrack ever.
This is the view from Paint Gap Road, a primitive camping area in Big Bend National Park.
Desert Floor Sunset - 8x10-inch oil on stretched canvas. To purchase this painting click here.