An unsecured location


The front door of our country home.

Or, to be accurate, what’s left of the front door of a hut on some land we’ve got out in the country. The hut came with the place, and has been in the process of falling down for a decade. There’s a hole in the roof now, so I don’t image it will make it through many more winters.

You can see other shots of the hut here and here and here and here.

Yellowhouse Canyon
Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 3.27.2016

Thanks to help from Andy Hooker, I was able to restore the function that will enable viewers to click on the image to see a larger version. Try it out!

Posted on April 17, 2016, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. Love all the lines in the wood sprinkled with glass. Very nice.


  2. you have some beautiful textures & contrasts there. The detail in the flooring is excellent.


  3. I like this shot – the de-laminating wood on the floor and that hint at the outdoors. And thanks for the mention, Melinda, glad to be able to help.


  4. Nice one, Melinda


  5. … and ghostly feet shall tread the boards, and fleeting lives shall quickly pass again, but fade away …
    Your suggestive image recalls all those who lived therein.


  6. Sgt. Pepper:
    I’m fixing a hole where the rain gets in
    And stops my mind from wandering
    Where it will go


  7. Nice shot. Are you documenting the progressive collapse?


  8. I like the phrasing of “has been in the process of falling down for a decade”… it makes me think you’ve got it working a carefully crafted plan. Which cues up an image of your doing something like this:


    • In real life (this a a true story), I actually AM an urban planner, so maybe I am approaching this from a professional standpoint. Maybe I ought to give a session at a planning conference….

      And, also, as a licensed urban planner (also true), I am required by our Code of Ethics to do that Mr. Burns thing at least one time per week. How’d you know?!

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      • I actually have lurked around your site enough to know that you are an urban planner. One of my friends is a city planner, and used to work here for the city of Colorado Springs.

        Now I haven’t ever been a fan of bureaucracy, and I always presumed city employees did the Mr. Burns thing voluntarily. I didn’t know it was a union requirement! 🙂


      • I’ll be in Colorado Springs for a couple of days at the end of the summer – if you have suggestions for things I need to see, please let me know!

        That Mr. Burns thing is sort of chicken-and-egg: no one knows what came first, the thing or the employees…

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      • Wow, cool. There are the usual places to see like Garden of the Gods, the Broadmoor, the Air Force Academy.

        However, since you like to wander down alleyways and around multi-story car parks, there are a few places near downtown I’d recommend as well. They have a certain grittiness to them (and now I’m wondering why I’ve never taken my camera down there).

        If you want to leave your email in a comment on my blog (they’re all moderated and I won’t post it publicly, of course), we could take this “offline” (how’s that for some annoying professional talk?).


      • Is “annoying professional talk” redundant? – I look forward to hearing from you.


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