In a dry and barren place


Out here in the desert, cemeteries aren’t the pastoral sites they are in other parts of the country. There’s no grassy paths to soften the scene, no trees to provide shade to mourners.

But there are uneven piles of rocks, topped by simple crosses. And, way in the back, the Virgin stands in her tiny grotto.

Lajitas Cemetery
Lajitas, Texas
photographed 1.20.2013

(I am gone for a while, and will not be responding to comments right away. But make some anyway, if you feel inclined, and I’ll get back to you – it just won’t be right away.)

Posted on October 30, 2014, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. An intriguing image, Melinda.


  2. That is so barren. The rocks look like the battered exoskeletons of an extinct species.


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