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Thoughts and Images
Guide To Life And Literature Of The Southwest



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Of The Big Bend
Alpine, Texas

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J. Frank Dobie, perhaps the best storyteller Texas has produced, taught literature and folklore at the University of Texas in Austin, intermittently, and controversially, from 1914 to 1947.  Perceptive, honest and outspoken, he confronted power with truth in an age of cold war hysteria when such behavior was labeled, liberal, unpatriotic or worse.
He produced an annotated bibliography for his students, published in book form in 1942 and revised in 1952.  His incidental thoughts about the listed books and ideas they convey, include some of his best writing—short vivid word images that range far beyond the Southwest.  He realized that the way to the universal is through the local, and that nothing local is too trivial for informed consideration.  Provincial, however, he was not.

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Is Agriculture Sustainable ?



Rio Grande Basin

Fresh Water & Islands
Hazelip Synergistic Farming
Amigos Bravos Friends of Rivers
Tundra & Needle Leaf Forests
Forest Guardians Silvery Minnows
Temperate Rain Forests
Rio Grande Water In The West
Deciduous & Wet Tropical Forests
On A Green Mountain - Masanobu Fukuoka In Japan
Colorado Water Data
Dry Tropical Forests & Shrublands
New Mexico Water Data
Mountain Forests & Grasslands
Texas Water Data
Cold & Warm Winter Deserts
A Child's Letter For Life
El Camino Real History

Jim Bones Very Rare Collectible Dye Transfer Prints
The Historic Photography Gallery

Harry Ransom Center - The University Of Texas
Amon Carter Museum Of Art

The Wittliff Collection
Dobie - Paisano Fellowship Fine Art Prints

Museum of the Big Bend

Museum Of The Big Bend


Visit Big Bend


Texas Mountain Trails

Virtual Landscapes Of Texas

* * Images And Memories Of The Desert * *
By Jim Bones & Bill Porterfield

A Youtube Video

* * The Big Bend Of The Rio Grande * *
By Visit Big Bend. Com
A YouTube Video

* * A West Texas Lullaby * *
By Jim Bones & Michael Stevens
A YouTube Video

* * The Seed Ball Story * *
Learn How To Make And Use Seed Balls
By Hand And In A Von Bachmayr Drum
A Youtube Video

* * The Von Bachmayr Seed Ball Drum * *
A Revolutionary Way To Make Thousands Of Seed Balls Per Hour

Jim Bones
Photographer - Educator - Publisher

Experienced in natural light photography

and videography of landscapes, wilderness
 sustainable agriculture sites.  Artist, photographic

workshop instructor, lecturer and wilderness guide.

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