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aw, thanks, folks --and you too BD for posting it --yeh, the color at that moment made for a great sun, and kate the dawg had a good alert aspect --fortuitous accident.
AP, no ma'm the Llano Estacado is far to the north --the southern edge is maybe 400 miles from what you see in the pic.
Kudos on topography recognition however, as the Llano's 'broken canyonlands' ascension to the high plains proper has some (but not all, the outcrops are 60-100 million years apart in age) major features in common with the Devil's Backbone (ridgelines of which are in the picture both where the dog is standing and the ridgeline on the horizon about 20 miles distant). The so-called Devil's Backbone is similarly 'broken', an ascension to the Edwards Plateau (the next big feature to the south of the Llano), which rises behind the Balcones Fault, which in central Texas runs more or less along the west side of I-35, and in point of fact along a roughly same latitude separates the deep-soil farmland that runs all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, from the Badlands which run to the Pacific.
If you're facing the other way, that 'ascension' to the plateau ought to be called 'descension' --but --not sure that's a word, have never heard it.
--have heard 'declination' but i think it refers to certain phases of the moon. i could google it but that's no way to treat a perfectly good bad memory, to shun it all the time because the new memory in town is so durn perfect.