December 27

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It had been a dry year or two or three. A fire that started in April 2011 burned for 23 days, torching 314,000 acres of land. Much was lost – homes, trees, cattle – and it still hasn’t rained enough for the future to be free of fire danger.

Across the road from a fire-ruined house, the cemetery’s cistern leaks on one side, providing water enough for the tallest stand of grass around.

Fort Davis, Texas

photographed 11.11.11

Posted on December 27, 2012, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Ladder to the top
    to look down into the depths
    into mystery.

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  2. A cemetery needs a cistern? Are Texans thirsty, dead or alive?

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  3. Maybe the ground is reserved for really hard (and thirsty) people.

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  4. I like the old-meets-new sense of this. Beautiful.

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