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The Hinsons are cowboys


The Hinsons have a large family plot; many of the headstones are engraved with images of people on horseback. And several graves are decorated with lariats that won’t be needed any more.

Red Mud Cemetery
Dickens County, Texas
photographed 3.14.2015

Metered Service


Of course I’ll walk down an alley!

That’s where the utility meters are.

Spur, Texas
photographed 3.14.2015

Lost: 2 Bulls


We nearly missed this sign. Well, we DID miss it, the first time by. At the very last second, I caught the word “lost” and decided it would probably be worth an investigative u-turn.

Turns out there are a couple of missing bulls somewhere near Spur.

The other side of the sign advertises 2 lost cows, both black.

Maybe there’s a fence in need of repair?

near Spur, Texas
photographed 3.14.2015

This took a while


It’s a big, old, leaky building. It’s full of old cars and trucks, broken (I assume) appliances, and piles and piles of clothes. This particular pile has been there so long that the coat hanger has started to rust, leaving a hanger-shaped stain on the shirt. In a rainy climate this wouldn’t take long – but Spur gets only about 23 inches of rain per year (less, lately: we’re in a drought). So, it’s been a while since that pile of shirts landed on the floor.

Spur, Texas
photographed 3.14.2015

Dixie Dog, from the back


Remember the other day when I told you about the cook who was going outside to smoke a piece of her cigarette? This is where we went – the back side of the Dixie Dog. I bet if we’d taken the time to look, we could have found her half-smoked cig on the window ledge.

Spur, Texas
photographed 3.14.2015


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