A shop owner with deep Texas roots takes us on a tour of her home in Marathon's rugged high-desert landscape.
Most evenings end at the fire pit—especially when friends such as Marathon artist Mary Baxter (right) and her husband, Neil Chavigny, visit.
"Night falls quickly onto the desert," Carole says. "We usually get the fire going in the outdoor pit and start the grill. As the food cooks, we keep an eye out for shooting stars that seem to span the horizon in this dark, clear sky."