Monday, September 3, 2012

Sights and Sounds of the Rio Grande Valley

As we have traveled the mission, we have seen some things that we are not use to seeing in Idaho.  You may see some of these in other parts of the US, but they are new to us. We have taken pictures and wish to share some these with all of you or you all!  We will add to this section, so check back often.

One of the first things we noticed was the Palm trees.  There are several varieties here
in the Rio Grande Valley.

Many of the churches and buildings make you feel as if you are in Mexico.

There are always flowers blooming in the Rio Grande Valley.
Even the Cactus have beautiful flowers.

Can you see the mountains in the background?  I didn't think so.  It is very flat although
it is called the Rio Grande Valley.  In this photograph, Mexico is just about a mile away.

Sorghum is a major crop in Southern Texas.  These fields are about two weeks away from harvest.

That is an oil well in the middle of this Sorghum field.
Cotton is also a big crop in Texas.  Here the cotton balls are beginning to form.
Ready for harvest.

The cotton is harvested and put in a big bale and then hauled by truck to the cotton gin.
A big bale of cotton.

Sugar cane is another crop grown in the Rio Grande Valley.
We got up close and personal with this Texas Longhorn. He wasn't quite sure about us and we didn't know if he would charge or pose. Luckily he posed!

1 comment:

  1. Fun to read about your mission and see the pictures!