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It's A Dry Heat

A quick Austin roadtrip, and what did I see? Too much for 1 post or even 10. Though, here’s a broadbrush of my first summer drive between the desert and the green world Austin rests in.

The miles grinded away, as I pondered how landscapes could reflect such changes, though abstracting that into a smaller space is tough: design & intellect. I grouped my stops into how arid each is (& ecoregion), then average yearly rainfall and plant forms – even samples of how one ecoregion can look different when moisture or soils vary. Climate info sources – here and here.

Photos are from 7/29/2015; music pairing from Jon Dee Graham is here


Arid (Chihuahuan Desert)

Dropping 2000′ in elevation across 4+ hours in the above photos, the humidity started to go up; average rainfall waited to about the Pecos River, except what the mountains did further west.

Even the landforms changed, and soils went…

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