The Big Empty by louannwarren

The Big Empty

There’s a stretch of Texas called The Big Empty, you go for miles and miles and honestly you don’t see anything. I have attached a link that really describes it well. I’ve driven west through the Big Empty hundreds of times going to see family in Lubbock. I consider the wide open spaces and big skies quite beautiful. For the word of the day “Empty”.

https://texashighways.com/travel/the-big-empty-texas-panhandle-region-caprock-canyons-copper-breaks/
What an expanse under the wide blue sky - with only a big heavy truck travelling through !
August 5th, 2020  
Wonderful capture, good that a truck came at the right time 😉
August 5th, 2020  
What gorgeous landscape! So expansive!
That truck really gives perspective to the scene and adds to the composition.
A FAV!
Thank you for the link - it's very interesting.
August 5th, 2020  
Super shot and great angle!
August 5th, 2020  
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Wonderful capture of an amazing landscape! Beautiful pictures in the link too.
August 5th, 2020  
Beautiful and huge looking sky and a great capture.
August 5th, 2020  
Had to just check out the area on Google maps...couldn’t ge much more inland than there! Love this low down shot of the truck...where you in the ditch?
August 5th, 2020  
@happypat I was in the passenger seat in our car, this was taken through the front windshield.
August 5th, 2020  
great expanse
August 5th, 2020  
cool truck came rumbling along just at the right moment!
August 5th, 2020  
Such an interesting article. Apparently you were lucky to have this truck pass through your photo! It reminds me a lot of places in Montana which are very similar although probably not as big. @koalagardens Such an interesting article. Apparently you were lucky to have this truck pass through your photo! It reminds me a lot of places in Montana which are very similar although probably not as big.
August 6th, 2020  
Very interesting. I once flew into Lubbock and drove to Flagstaff with my son.he was anxious to get on the road, promising me lunch “soon”. Two hours later, we had to stop at a gas station for a bite!
August 6th, 2020  
Sounds like an area where you'd better keep an eye on your gas tank!
August 6th, 2020  
Great shot for word of the day. I love the wide open spaces too. Montana's eastern side is so open and beautiful - you've probably been there, Lou Ann?
August 6th, 2020  
Well composed shot!
August 6th, 2020  
I'm also well acquainted with the big empty. On one of my motorcycle adventures a few years ago I came about as close to running out of gas as I want to get. I had to slow down to 50 mph to conserve fuel, finally pulled into a station and put 5.996 gallons in a 6 gallon tank! Very boring ride on a bike otherwise.
August 6th, 2020  
Great photo! Reminds me of the road trips I took with Nadya for her Drump Corps Camps, but we didn't go further north than Abilene
August 6th, 2020  
Definitely empty :)
August 6th, 2020  
@stray_shooter there’s nothing to see for forever on US Hwy 82. I’m glad you didn’t run completely out of gas that day because that’s a highway that is less traveled, for sure. You would have been there for a while. If you stopped at Benjamin for gas at the Ranch Center and went inside, you saw some of the photographs by Wyman Meinzer, the Texas State Photographer, who lives in Benjamin.
August 6th, 2020  
@365karly1 one time we stayed at Many Glacier, that was the only time we’ve entered Glacier on the east side. You are right, it is beautiful country!
August 6th, 2020  
@danette that’s exactly how it is out there, miles and miles between towns.
August 6th, 2020  
great shot and interesting to see ... I like seeing landscapes from where 365ers live ... it is beautiful but would be a boring drive to me!
August 6th, 2020  
Great shot and article- that's kind of landscape I think of when I think of Texas. Beautiful.
August 6th, 2020  
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