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Panorama of Marfa Grasslands by Monte Riggs
"First light is my favorite. In the desert in the summer it's the coolest time of day, it's the time when birds are active and other wildlife is still active. The nocturnal animals have disappeared but on a recent early bike ride nighthawks were still hunting even after the sun had been up a couple of hours. Saturday morning just north of town I managed to catch that just after dawn amber glow. On the left is Marfa, on the right, the Davis Mountains, just left of center, my shadow pointing pretty much due west."