The Palo Duro Canyon
In the Snow
by: Bobby McDonald
As most of you know, sometimes things that you plan for weeks "fall apart" and the scheduling of interviews, the connections with other people's schedules, and working within holiday closings, just makes something virtually impossible. Well, that was the way last Tuesday morning, December 27th looked for me, as I was attempting to bring you a fascinating story from the Texas Panhandle, while I was enjoying a Christmas break. However, seldom does something even better "fall into your lap" and "save the day!"
I had planned to travel to Hereford, Texas, and bring you a story about WWII, but once I arrived in Hereford, the people that I needed to connect with, weren't in the office and the venue that I had planned to photograph was closed and inaccessible for that day. That's when a lady asked me if I'd ever photographed Palo Duro Canyon, covered in snow. "No!" I answered, as I gazed out the window and did a mental picture of what the red rocks and canyons that I'd observed in the summertime would look like. Shortly, I was headed to the canyon and found the scenery both immensely relaxing and breathtakingly beautiful. So, here are the "chance in a lifetime" pictures of a day in Palo Duro Canyon, with beautiful sunshine, melting snow, and almost perfect weather. I hope you enjoy them "a fraction" of the day that I spent in nature's wonderland!