(Launch date: 1/24/09 - an addendum)
Okay, here we go, folks! The year started off on a sad note, as I had to attend the funeral of my cousin Mary's father in Austin. In order to get there in time, I left here at 4:00 in the morning in the inky desert darkness. Somewhere between Sanderson and Del Rio, I took this shot as the sky began to wake up. Looks like it may be time for another dose of coffee.