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Friday Five! : Five Sunset Pictures from the Texas Panhandle

Friday Five! : Five Sunset Pictures from the Texas Panhandle

The Texas Panhandle has given me the best sunsets I’ve ever had the pleasure of viewing. This Friday I’m showing you five sunsets in the Texas Panhandle that standout!

Also, I found out this week that the term “panhandle” is a distinctively American term. It is the part of the state that looks like a handle. There are seven states in the US that have an area called the panhandle.

In Texas, this is how Wikipedia describes it :

The Texas Panhandle is a region of the U.S. state of Texas consisting of the northernmost 26 counties in the state. The panhandle is a rectangular area bordered by New Mexico to the west and Oklahoma to the north and east. The Handbook of Texas defines the southern border of Swisher County to be the southern boundary of the Texas Panhandle region, though some consider the region to extend as far south as Lubbock County…Its land area is 66,883.58 kmĀ² (25,823.9 sq mi), or nearly 10 percent of the state’s total…Its population as of the 2010 census was 427,927 residents, or 1.7 percent of the state’s total population…The Panhandle is distinct from North Texas, which is more to the southeast.

#5 – Sunset Over Wintering Trees

Winter sunset in the Texas Panhandle

#4 – Telephone Poles Are More Plentiful Than Trees in the Panhandle

Telephone poles along the Texas Highway during Sunset

#3 – Hay During a Panhandle Sunset

Sunset over hay in the Texas Panhandle

#2 – Lake Theo During Sunset in Caprock Canyons State Park

Caprock Canyons State Park sunset over Lake Theo

#1 – Another Caprock Canyons State Park Sunset

Sunset at Caprock Canyon State Park, in the Texas Panhandle