Davis Mountains State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

For many years of my life, I was very active in the Boy Scouts of America. Then we wanted to build a small mill to test one of our diamond properties But we could not find water (it didn’t matter that the site was sitting adjacent to a creek that had diamonds in it, and that the two kimberlites we wanted to mine had shear zones containing water, we could not get water rights and the county wanted us to move the mill somewhere close to Ft. Collins.

At a time when we need alternative stories more than ever, the twentieth century seems caught on loop: industrial capitalism occasionally spiked by nationalism, occasionally screened by liberalism, but the cogs of the machine keep whirling much the same.

Visiting during spring or summer, these views would likely have been blocked by the foliage; however, the bare trees in winter meant that I was able to see through these gaps to Bucks Elbow Mountain, Turk Mountain, Humpback and the Priest, and even Carters Mountain and Charlottesville.mountain

This becomes a real blessing when a house needs a mountain on the property and there is no way to control what your neighbors do. At least on your own property, front or back yard, you can create a virtual mountain with a number of landscaping techniques, such as the ones described.mountain

The Court concluded testimony late in the evening on March 10, 2016 as to the temporary restraining order entered on February 23. Ruffner seeks a preliminary injunction, as would effectively extend the terms set forth in that order until such time as the trial of the case is conducted.mountain