A tenacious tree

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Who knows how that tree survives, clinging to the cliff like that? You have to admire its tenacity.

near Abiquiu, New Mexico
photographed 7.2.2014

Two traditions

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The very formal stone marker in the foreground and the Virgin of Guadalupe in her niche behind it are a fairly accurate representation of the way cultures in New Mexico co-exist.

Rosario Cemetery
Santa Fe, New Mexico
photographed 6.28.2014

The sidewalk will be clean

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No matter the weather, this sidewalk is going to be kept clean. Except for the weeds growing up through the cracks. And the cracks themselves.

Lebanon, Nebraska
photographed 8.30.2014

Tornado siren

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The 2010 census reports 80 residents of this town. There are approximately 20 horns on the tornado siren, which seems like ample coverage, doesn’t it?

Lebanon, Nebraska
photographed 8.30.2014

Historical Note #1: The 2012 Google Street View is siren-free, so it’s an apparently recent addition.

Historical Note #2: My spouse lived in this town for a year or two when he was a kid, and the location of the famous family story How Larry Broke His Tooth is just around the corner from where I stood to take this shot.

Utility

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What caught my eye initially were the boxes on the utility pole, the banged-up downspout, and the glass blocks in the window. But then, what had been just a blotch of paint on a pole started to look like a face…

McCook, Nebraska
photographed 8.30.2014

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