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    For all of you texas quilters

    Subject: A Waltz Across West Texas



    Wyman, the photographer, used to live in the old jail in Benjamin, TX. The photo of the coiled rattlesnake appeared on the cover of a wildlife magazine in the 80's.

    He said, there were times he crawled a long way on his belly to get a good shot of a wild animal.

    The music is by Doug Smith. Doug is from Petersburg, Texas and lives south of town. Doug plays by ear- He cannot read music, but has many CDs.

    A pickup accident left Doug paralyzed and he does not play anymore. Most of the pictures were taken in the rolling plains (cap rock to Seymour, the Fork, 6666, and Waggoner Ranches. There are some scenes in Palo Duro Canyon.

    Please take a moment and view....I don't know if I've ever come across such a skillful combination of music and amazing animal and landscape photography.

    The changes in the tempo perfectly compliment the scenery. It is simply a beautiful portrayal of our magnificent home state!

    (You might have to copy and paste into your browser.. I don't know how to make it an easy click.)
    Click here: Wyman Meinzer's West Texas

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    http://vimeo.com/22132017 try this This was so worth the watch!
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    Love the video and love Texas!

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    Thanks for information and link. I enjoyed it and passed it along.

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    beautiful!!
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    Loved the land and most of the people. Hated the politics, ignorance, bigotry and out and out racism. Could not put Texas in my rear view mirror fast enough. The landscape could not make up for all the other things.

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    Very beautiful, both sights and music. Thanks for posting.
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    Beautiful. I am proud to be from Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by childofgod View Post
    Beautiful. I am proud to be from Texas.
    Stunning photography and beautiful music. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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    Thanks for the link. I was born and raised in Texas and while we do have our faults, when you see this video we have much to be proud of, too.
    rosiesgram

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    I am a tried and true Texan. Can't say as I have met people that are much different in Oregon, because there are ignorant, bigoted, racist people everywhere I have lived. I just choose to associate myself with those who tend to share my views, and welcome those who do not. Sometimes I learn something. It seems when we get off the stuff that makes us different and just allow ourselves to be people, we can get along just fine. Never actually been to west Texas, but the video showed a beautiful part of my state. Very nicely done.
    When a dying man asked his pastor "How long does it take to die?" his pastor's heartfelt reply was "A lifetime." Live life to the fullest, but stop now and then to enjoy the sunset.
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    Lived in Texas for a long time, love everything about it except the weather in Ft. Worth. Thanks, will watch it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captlynhall View Post
    I am a tried and true Texan. Can't say as I have met people that are much different in Oregon, because there are ignorant, bigoted, racist people everywhere I have lived. I just choose to associate myself with those who tend to share my views, and welcome those who do not. Sometimes I learn something. It seems when we get off the stuff that makes us different and just allow ourselves to be people, we can get along just fine. Never actually been to west Texas, but the video showed a beautiful part of my state. Very nicely done.
    Very well said from another "born and bred in Texas" gal.

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    Wyman still lives at the old jail. However, the windows have been boarded up and he has built more living quarters behind the jail. I think he told my husband that the jail was not stable enough to live in any more. My husband is a photographer and he and Wyman e-mail back and forth. We stopped by his house in Benjamen on our way to Ft.Worth earlier this year but he wasn't at home. I don't know if my DH has met him in person or not. I think Wyman does some photography for Texas TEch or holds workshops there occasionally or something. My DH worked in the Art Dept at TxTech for 10 yrs, retiring about 5 yrs ago.

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    I call myself a New Texican because I was born 150 miles away (in New Mexico) from where I live in Texas and I have lived here for 40 something years, over half my life. Got transplanted here by no choosing of my own. So tho I was not born here, I got here as soon as I could.

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    Live in East Texas. Never wanted to go to West Texas. Been there, but this makes me want to check it out more. Have family that lives there. Never understood what they saw. Now I know. Love the video.

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    Red face Beautiful,

    That video was great, it is not about the problems or the people it is about very beautiful country and very talented
    artists. thanks for sharing.
    Toodie

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    What a beautiful tribute to HOME!
    http://signatures.mylivesignature.co...B5F8C60F07.png
    There is no snooze button on a hungry cat!

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    I've never had the chance to visit TX yet, but LOVED the great photography! What a talented man. And beautiful country.
    Mavis

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