January 2021 Photo Contest
Focus on Texas: Forests
Ever feel like you can’t see the forest for the trees? Our readers share plenty of pictures of both

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    Mike Prestigiacomo, Bartlett EC: The forest and the trees.
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    Anna Russell, Cherokee County EC: “This part of Colorado was once part of Texas.”
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    Sabine Bredow, Pedernales EC: Bald cypress trees covered in Spanish moss in the world’s largest cypress forest—around Caddo Lake in deep East Texas.
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    Trey Watson, Deep East Texas EC: “Drone photo of my forested property in the East Texas summer.”
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    Web Extra: Paul Cassel, Central Texas EC: “Oak trees along White Oak Road, Gillespie County.”
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    Web Extra: Mark C. Buckner, United Cooperative Services: “Sunshine lights the evening path through the forest at our place in Blum.”
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    Web Extra: Jack Robertson, CECA: “The refraction from the morning sun created an image of an angel.”
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    Web Extra: Happy Modisette, Tri-County EC: “I love walking in the forest I was raised in but don’t live in at this time. I always am in awe of the wildlife.”
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    Web Extra: Marcus White, Panola-Harrison EC: Some forests you have to drive or hike to visit. This one at Caddo Lake requires a boat.
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    Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “One of our favorite places to take pictures, located on our land in Goodrich.”
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    Web Extra: Linda Peacock, United Cooperative Services: “While walking in Caddo Lake State Park, I captured this peaceful view of the forest.”
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    Web Extra: Jenine Dunning, Grayson-Collin EC: “Don’t mess with Texas … or this tree.”
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    Web Extra: Gary Armstrong, United Cooperative Services: Tree roots exposed along the Brazos River in Brazos Point.
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    Web Extra: Bob Grimes, Bandera EC: Aspens in fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Deep and mysterious or sunlit and dreamy, Texas forests call to us. Forests provide a serene setting for active fun like picnicking, camping, hiking, bird-watching and more. We have five beautiful national forests and preserves to check out right here in the Lone Star State, so what are you waiting for?

  • Mike Prestigiacomo, Bartlett EC: The forest and the trees.
  • Anna Russell, Cherokee County EC: “This part of Colorado was once part of Texas.”
  • Sabine Bredow, Pedernales EC: Bald cypress trees covered in Spanish moss in the world’s largest cypress forest—around Caddo Lake in deep East Texas.
  • Trey Watson, Deep East Texas EC: “Drone photo of my forested property in the East Texas summer.”
  • Web Extra: Paul Cassel, Central Texas EC: “Oak trees along White Oak Road, Gillespie County.”
  • Web Extra: Mark C. Buckner, United Cooperative Services: “Sunshine lights the evening path through the forest at our place in Blum.”
  • Web Extra: Jack Robertson, CECA: “The refraction from the morning sun created an image of an angel.”
  • Web Extra: Happy Modisette, Tri-County EC: “I love walking in the forest I was raised in but don’t live in at this time. I always am in awe of the wildlife.”
  • Web Extra: Marcus White, Panola-Harrison EC: Some forests you have to drive or hike to visit. This one at Caddo Lake requires a boat.
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “One of our favorite places to take pictures, located on our land in Goodrich.”
  • Web Extra: Linda Peacock, United Cooperative Services: “While walking in Caddo Lake State Park, I captured this peaceful view of the forest.”
  • Web Extra: Jenine Dunning, Grayson-Collin EC: “Don’t mess with Texas … or this tree.”
  • Web Extra: Gary Armstrong, United Cooperative Services: Tree roots exposed along the Brazos River in Brazos Point.
  • Web Extra: Bob Grimes, Bandera EC: Aspens in fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Mike Prestigiacomo, Bartlett EC: The forest and the trees.
  • Anna Russell, Cherokee County EC: “This part of Colorado was once part of Texas.”
  • Sabine Bredow, Pedernales EC: Bald cypress trees covered in Spanish moss in the world’s largest cypress forest—around Caddo Lake in deep East Texas.
  • Trey Watson, Deep East Texas EC: “Drone photo of my forested property in the East Texas summer.”
  • Web Extra: Paul Cassel, Central Texas EC: “Oak trees along White Oak Road, Gillespie County.”
  • Web Extra: Mark C. Buckner, United Cooperative Services: “Sunshine lights the evening path through the forest at our place in Blum.”
  • Web Extra: Jack Robertson, CECA: “The refraction from the morning sun created an image of an angel.”
  • Web Extra: Happy Modisette, Tri-County EC: “I love walking in the forest I was raised in but don’t live in at this time. I always am in awe of the wildlife.”
  • Web Extra: Marcus White, Panola-Harrison EC: Some forests you have to drive or hike to visit. This one at Caddo Lake requires a boat.
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “One of our favorite places to take pictures, located on our land in Goodrich.”
  • Web Extra: Linda Peacock, United Cooperative Services: “While walking in Caddo Lake State Park, I captured this peaceful view of the forest.”
  • Web Extra: Jenine Dunning, Grayson-Collin EC: “Don’t mess with Texas … or this tree.”
  • Web Extra: Gary Armstrong, United Cooperative Services: Tree roots exposed along the Brazos River in Brazos Point.
  • Web Extra: Bob Grimes, Bandera EC: Aspens in fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Mike Prestigiacomo, Bartlett EC: The forest and the trees.
  • Anna Russell, Cherokee County EC: “This part of Colorado was once part of Texas.”
  • Sabine Bredow, Pedernales EC: Bald cypress trees covered in Spanish moss in the world’s largest cypress forest—around Caddo Lake in deep East Texas.
  • Trey Watson, Deep East Texas EC: “Drone photo of my forested property in the East Texas summer.”
  • Web Extra: Paul Cassel, Central Texas EC: “Oak trees along White Oak Road, Gillespie County.”
  • Web Extra: Mark C. Buckner, United Cooperative Services: “Sunshine lights the evening path through the forest at our place in Blum.”
  • Web Extra: Jack Robertson, CECA: “The refraction from the morning sun created an image of an angel.”
  • Web Extra: Happy Modisette, Tri-County EC: “I love walking in the forest I was raised in but don’t live in at this time. I always am in awe of the wildlife.”
  • Web Extra: Marcus White, Panola-Harrison EC: Some forests you have to drive or hike to visit. This one at Caddo Lake requires a boat.
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “One of our favorite places to take pictures, located on our land in Goodrich.”
  • Web Extra: Linda Peacock, United Cooperative Services: “While walking in Caddo Lake State Park, I captured this peaceful view of the forest.”
  • Web Extra: Jenine Dunning, Grayson-Collin EC: “Don’t mess with Texas … or this tree.”
  • Web Extra: Gary Armstrong, United Cooperative Services: Tree roots exposed along the Brazos River in Brazos Point.
  • Web Extra: Bob Grimes, Bandera EC: Aspens in fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Mike Prestigiacomo, Bartlett EC: The forest and the trees.
  • Anna Russell, Cherokee County EC: “This part of Colorado was once part of Texas.”
  • Sabine Bredow, Pedernales EC: Bald cypress trees covered in Spanish moss in the world’s largest cypress forest—around Caddo Lake in deep East Texas.
  • Trey Watson, Deep East Texas EC: “Drone photo of my forested property in the East Texas summer.”
  • Web Extra: Paul Cassel, Central Texas EC: “Oak trees along White Oak Road, Gillespie County.”
  • Web Extra: Mark C. Buckner, United Cooperative Services: “Sunshine lights the evening path through the forest at our place in Blum.”
  • Web Extra: Jack Robertson, CECA: “The refraction from the morning sun created an image of an angel.”
  • Web Extra: Happy Modisette, Tri-County EC: “I love walking in the forest I was raised in but don’t live in at this time. I always am in awe of the wildlife.”
  • Web Extra: Marcus White, Panola-Harrison EC: Some forests you have to drive or hike to visit. This one at Caddo Lake requires a boat.
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “One of our favorite places to take pictures, located on our land in Goodrich.”
  • Web Extra: Linda Peacock, United Cooperative Services: “While walking in Caddo Lake State Park, I captured this peaceful view of the forest.”
  • Web Extra: Jenine Dunning, Grayson-Collin EC: “Don’t mess with Texas … or this tree.”
  • Web Extra: Gary Armstrong, United Cooperative Services: Tree roots exposed along the Brazos River in Brazos Point.
  • Web Extra: Bob Grimes, Bandera EC: Aspens in fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Mike Prestigiacomo, Bartlett EC: The forest and the trees.
  • Anna Russell, Cherokee County EC: “This part of Colorado was once part of Texas.”
  • Sabine Bredow, Pedernales EC: Bald cypress trees covered in Spanish moss in the world’s largest cypress forest—around Caddo Lake in deep East Texas.
  • Trey Watson, Deep East Texas EC: “Drone photo of my forested property in the East Texas summer.”
  • Web Extra: Paul Cassel, Central Texas EC: “Oak trees along White Oak Road, Gillespie County.”
  • Web Extra: Mark C. Buckner, United Cooperative Services: “Sunshine lights the evening path through the forest at our place in Blum.”
  • Web Extra: Jack Robertson, CECA: “The refraction from the morning sun created an image of an angel.”
  • Web Extra: Happy Modisette, Tri-County EC: “I love walking in the forest I was raised in but don’t live in at this time. I always am in awe of the wildlife.”
  • Web Extra: Marcus White, Panola-Harrison EC: Some forests you have to drive or hike to visit. This one at Caddo Lake requires a boat.
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “One of our favorite places to take pictures, located on our land in Goodrich.”
  • Web Extra: Linda Peacock, United Cooperative Services: “While walking in Caddo Lake State Park, I captured this peaceful view of the forest.”
  • Web Extra: Jenine Dunning, Grayson-Collin EC: “Don’t mess with Texas … or this tree.”
  • Web Extra: Gary Armstrong, United Cooperative Services: Tree roots exposed along the Brazos River in Brazos Point.
  • Web Extra: Bob Grimes, Bandera EC: Aspens in fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Mike Prestigiacomo, Bartlett EC: The forest and the trees.
  • Anna Russell, Cherokee County EC: “This part of Colorado was once part of Texas.”
  • Sabine Bredow, Pedernales EC: Bald cypress trees covered in Spanish moss in the world’s largest cypress forest—around Caddo Lake in deep East Texas.
  • Trey Watson, Deep East Texas EC: “Drone photo of my forested property in the East Texas summer.”
  • Web Extra: Paul Cassel, Central Texas EC: “Oak trees along White Oak Road, Gillespie County.”
  • Web Extra: Mark C. Buckner, United Cooperative Services: “Sunshine lights the evening path through the forest at our place in Blum.”
  • Web Extra: Jack Robertson, CECA: “The refraction from the morning sun created an image of an angel.”
  • Web Extra: Happy Modisette, Tri-County EC: “I love walking in the forest I was raised in but don’t live in at this time. I always am in awe of the wildlife.”
  • Web Extra: Marcus White, Panola-Harrison EC: Some forests you have to drive or hike to visit. This one at Caddo Lake requires a boat.
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “One of our favorite places to take pictures, located on our land in Goodrich.”
  • Web Extra: Linda Peacock, United Cooperative Services: “While walking in Caddo Lake State Park, I captured this peaceful view of the forest.”
  • Web Extra: Jenine Dunning, Grayson-Collin EC: “Don’t mess with Texas … or this tree.”
  • Web Extra: Gary Armstrong, United Cooperative Services: Tree roots exposed along the Brazos River in Brazos Point.
  • Web Extra: Bob Grimes, Bandera EC: Aspens in fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Mike Prestigiacomo, Bartlett EC: The forest and the trees.
  • Anna Russell, Cherokee County EC: “This part of Colorado was once part of Texas.”
  • Sabine Bredow, Pedernales EC: Bald cypress trees covered in Spanish moss in the world’s largest cypress forest—around Caddo Lake in deep East Texas.
  • Trey Watson, Deep East Texas EC: “Drone photo of my forested property in the East Texas summer.”
  • Web Extra: Paul Cassel, Central Texas EC: “Oak trees along White Oak Road, Gillespie County.”
  • Web Extra: Mark C. Buckner, United Cooperative Services: “Sunshine lights the evening path through the forest at our place in Blum.”
  • Web Extra: Jack Robertson, CECA: “The refraction from the morning sun created an image of an angel.”
  • Web Extra: Happy Modisette, Tri-County EC: “I love walking in the forest I was raised in but don’t live in at this time. I always am in awe of the wildlife.”
  • Web Extra: Marcus White, Panola-Harrison EC: Some forests you have to drive or hike to visit. This one at Caddo Lake requires a boat.
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “One of our favorite places to take pictures, located on our land in Goodrich.”
  • Web Extra: Linda Peacock, United Cooperative Services: “While walking in Caddo Lake State Park, I captured this peaceful view of the forest.”
  • Web Extra: Jenine Dunning, Grayson-Collin EC: “Don’t mess with Texas … or this tree.”
  • Web Extra: Gary Armstrong, United Cooperative Services: Tree roots exposed along the Brazos River in Brazos Point.
  • Web Extra: Bob Grimes, Bandera EC: Aspens in fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Mike Prestigiacomo, Bartlett EC: The forest and the trees.
  • Anna Russell, Cherokee County EC: “This part of Colorado was once part of Texas.”
  • Sabine Bredow, Pedernales EC: Bald cypress trees covered in Spanish moss in the world’s largest cypress forest—around Caddo Lake in deep East Texas.
  • Trey Watson, Deep East Texas EC: “Drone photo of my forested property in the East Texas summer.”
  • Web Extra: Paul Cassel, Central Texas EC: “Oak trees along White Oak Road, Gillespie County.”
  • Web Extra: Mark C. Buckner, United Cooperative Services: “Sunshine lights the evening path through the forest at our place in Blum.”
  • Web Extra: Jack Robertson, CECA: “The refraction from the morning sun created an image of an angel.”
  • Web Extra: Happy Modisette, Tri-County EC: “I love walking in the forest I was raised in but don’t live in at this time. I always am in awe of the wildlife.”
  • Web Extra: Marcus White, Panola-Harrison EC: Some forests you have to drive or hike to visit. This one at Caddo Lake requires a boat.
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “One of our favorite places to take pictures, located on our land in Goodrich.”
  • Web Extra: Linda Peacock, United Cooperative Services: “While walking in Caddo Lake State Park, I captured this peaceful view of the forest.”
  • Web Extra: Jenine Dunning, Grayson-Collin EC: “Don’t mess with Texas … or this tree.”
  • Web Extra: Gary Armstrong, United Cooperative Services: Tree roots exposed along the Brazos River in Brazos Point.
  • Web Extra: Bob Grimes, Bandera EC: Aspens in fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Mike Prestigiacomo, Bartlett EC: The forest and the trees.
  • Anna Russell, Cherokee County EC: “This part of Colorado was once part of Texas.”
  • Sabine Bredow, Pedernales EC: Bald cypress trees covered in Spanish moss in the world’s largest cypress forest—around Caddo Lake in deep East Texas.
  • Trey Watson, Deep East Texas EC: “Drone photo of my forested property in the East Texas summer.”
  • Web Extra: Paul Cassel, Central Texas EC: “Oak trees along White Oak Road, Gillespie County.”
  • Web Extra: Mark C. Buckner, United Cooperative Services: “Sunshine lights the evening path through the forest at our place in Blum.”
  • Web Extra: Jack Robertson, CECA: “The refraction from the morning sun created an image of an angel.”
  • Web Extra: Happy Modisette, Tri-County EC: “I love walking in the forest I was raised in but don’t live in at this time. I always am in awe of the wildlife.”
  • Web Extra: Marcus White, Panola-Harrison EC: Some forests you have to drive or hike to visit. This one at Caddo Lake requires a boat.
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “One of our favorite places to take pictures, located on our land in Goodrich.”
  • Web Extra: Linda Peacock, United Cooperative Services: “While walking in Caddo Lake State Park, I captured this peaceful view of the forest.”
  • Web Extra: Jenine Dunning, Grayson-Collin EC: “Don’t mess with Texas … or this tree.”
  • Web Extra: Gary Armstrong, United Cooperative Services: Tree roots exposed along the Brazos River in Brazos Point.
  • Web Extra: Bob Grimes, Bandera EC: Aspens in fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Mike Prestigiacomo, Bartlett EC: The forest and the trees.
  • Anna Russell, Cherokee County EC: “This part of Colorado was once part of Texas.”
  • Sabine Bredow, Pedernales EC: Bald cypress trees covered in Spanish moss in the world’s largest cypress forest—around Caddo Lake in deep East Texas.
  • Trey Watson, Deep East Texas EC: “Drone photo of my forested property in the East Texas summer.”
  • Web Extra: Paul Cassel, Central Texas EC: “Oak trees along White Oak Road, Gillespie County.”
  • Web Extra: Mark C. Buckner, United Cooperative Services: “Sunshine lights the evening path through the forest at our place in Blum.”
  • Web Extra: Jack Robertson, CECA: “The refraction from the morning sun created an image of an angel.”
  • Web Extra: Happy Modisette, Tri-County EC: “I love walking in the forest I was raised in but don’t live in at this time. I always am in awe of the wildlife.”
  • Web Extra: Marcus White, Panola-Harrison EC: Some forests you have to drive or hike to visit. This one at Caddo Lake requires a boat.
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “One of our favorite places to take pictures, located on our land in Goodrich.”
  • Web Extra: Linda Peacock, United Cooperative Services: “While walking in Caddo Lake State Park, I captured this peaceful view of the forest.”
  • Web Extra: Jenine Dunning, Grayson-Collin EC: “Don’t mess with Texas … or this tree.”
  • Web Extra: Gary Armstrong, United Cooperative Services: Tree roots exposed along the Brazos River in Brazos Point.
  • Web Extra: Bob Grimes, Bandera EC: Aspens in fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Mike Prestigiacomo, Bartlett EC: The forest and the trees.
  • Anna Russell, Cherokee County EC: “This part of Colorado was once part of Texas.”
  • Sabine Bredow, Pedernales EC: Bald cypress trees covered in Spanish moss in the world’s largest cypress forest—around Caddo Lake in deep East Texas.
  • Trey Watson, Deep East Texas EC: “Drone photo of my forested property in the East Texas summer.”
  • Web Extra: Paul Cassel, Central Texas EC: “Oak trees along White Oak Road, Gillespie County.”
  • Web Extra: Mark C. Buckner, United Cooperative Services: “Sunshine lights the evening path through the forest at our place in Blum.”
  • Web Extra: Jack Robertson, CECA: “The refraction from the morning sun created an image of an angel.”
  • Web Extra: Happy Modisette, Tri-County EC: “I love walking in the forest I was raised in but don’t live in at this time. I always am in awe of the wildlife.”
  • Web Extra: Marcus White, Panola-Harrison EC: Some forests you have to drive or hike to visit. This one at Caddo Lake requires a boat.
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “One of our favorite places to take pictures, located on our land in Goodrich.”
  • Web Extra: Linda Peacock, United Cooperative Services: “While walking in Caddo Lake State Park, I captured this peaceful view of the forest.”
  • Web Extra: Jenine Dunning, Grayson-Collin EC: “Don’t mess with Texas … or this tree.”
  • Web Extra: Gary Armstrong, United Cooperative Services: Tree roots exposed along the Brazos River in Brazos Point.
  • Web Extra: Bob Grimes, Bandera EC: Aspens in fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Mike Prestigiacomo, Bartlett EC: The forest and the trees.
  • Anna Russell, Cherokee County EC: “This part of Colorado was once part of Texas.”
  • Sabine Bredow, Pedernales EC: Bald cypress trees covered in Spanish moss in the world’s largest cypress forest—around Caddo Lake in deep East Texas.
  • Trey Watson, Deep East Texas EC: “Drone photo of my forested property in the East Texas summer.”
  • Web Extra: Paul Cassel, Central Texas EC: “Oak trees along White Oak Road, Gillespie County.”
  • Web Extra: Mark C. Buckner, United Cooperative Services: “Sunshine lights the evening path through the forest at our place in Blum.”
  • Web Extra: Jack Robertson, CECA: “The refraction from the morning sun created an image of an angel.”
  • Web Extra: Happy Modisette, Tri-County EC: “I love walking in the forest I was raised in but don’t live in at this time. I always am in awe of the wildlife.”
  • Web Extra: Marcus White, Panola-Harrison EC: Some forests you have to drive or hike to visit. This one at Caddo Lake requires a boat.
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “One of our favorite places to take pictures, located on our land in Goodrich.”
  • Web Extra: Linda Peacock, United Cooperative Services: “While walking in Caddo Lake State Park, I captured this peaceful view of the forest.”
  • Web Extra: Jenine Dunning, Grayson-Collin EC: “Don’t mess with Texas … or this tree.”
  • Web Extra: Gary Armstrong, United Cooperative Services: Tree roots exposed along the Brazos River in Brazos Point.
  • Web Extra: Bob Grimes, Bandera EC: Aspens in fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Mike Prestigiacomo, Bartlett EC: The forest and the trees.
  • Anna Russell, Cherokee County EC: “This part of Colorado was once part of Texas.”
  • Sabine Bredow, Pedernales EC: Bald cypress trees covered in Spanish moss in the world’s largest cypress forest—around Caddo Lake in deep East Texas.
  • Trey Watson, Deep East Texas EC: “Drone photo of my forested property in the East Texas summer.”
  • Web Extra: Paul Cassel, Central Texas EC: “Oak trees along White Oak Road, Gillespie County.”
  • Web Extra: Mark C. Buckner, United Cooperative Services: “Sunshine lights the evening path through the forest at our place in Blum.”
  • Web Extra: Jack Robertson, CECA: “The refraction from the morning sun created an image of an angel.”
  • Web Extra: Happy Modisette, Tri-County EC: “I love walking in the forest I was raised in but don’t live in at this time. I always am in awe of the wildlife.”
  • Web Extra: Marcus White, Panola-Harrison EC: Some forests you have to drive or hike to visit. This one at Caddo Lake requires a boat.
  • Web Extra: Kim Wheeler, Sam Houston EC: “One of our favorite places to take pictures, located on our land in Goodrich.”
  • Web Extra: Linda Peacock, United Cooperative Services: “While walking in Caddo Lake State Park, I captured this peaceful view of the forest.”
  • Web Extra: Jenine Dunning, Grayson-Collin EC: “Don’t mess with Texas … or this tree.”
  • Web Extra: Gary Armstrong, United Cooperative Services: Tree roots exposed along the Brazos River in Brazos Point.
  • Web Extra: Bob Grimes, Bandera EC: Aspens in fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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