Monthly Archives: January 2015

Public Toilet


I just don’t have the slightest idea.

Memphis, Texas
photographed 12.26.2014

A confusion


The Klyde Warren Park in Dallas was sort of expensive*.

But for the money, the park got a very interesting pavilion with polished chrome panels that give interesting – if confusing – reflections of the urban landscape. (I’d try to explain what’s real and what’s a reflection, but now that I think about it – upon reflection, as it were – I don’t think it matters. And also, I’m not sure I could tell you.)

Dallas, Texas
photographed 1.10.2015


No one knows the last time


The outside of that hut looks a little better than the inside.

But no one knows the last time that grill was used.

Yellowhouse Canyon, Texas
photographed 1.17.2015



For reasons that are both too lengthy and too personal to get into, I have a strong emotional attachment to this part of Lubbock County. And so, when there was a chance to purchase property on the very road where my attachment is strongest, of course we took it. Our plan was to build a house out there, but a few circumstances, combined with our complete inability to make decisions*, have meant that the property’s been waiting on us for nine years.

One of these days…one of these days, the time will be right to make the decisions and to make the move. It’s just not now.

But our time will open and a new life on the rim will someday unfold.

Until then, the hut** that came with the place works steadily to become invisible.

Yellowhouse Canyon, Texas
photographed 1.17.2015

*To my readers with good memories: yes, there ARE architects in the family. That actually makes it harder to make decisions. I am sure normal people would have been living out there for years by now.

**The window on the far left is also seen here.

In the hope that you can see


“In the hope that you can see” is a wisp of a song that played while I was working on this image. It seemed to fit.

Childress, Texas
photographed 12.26.2015

(You can hear the song here.)

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