Monthly Archives: July 2018

Messages

I’ve been to Marathon a lot, but this was the first time I spotted this abandoned cattle pen. It was built from heavy timbers, and clearly intended to last. Which it did: it evidently outlasted the cattle industry out here.

Apparently the clandestine-message industry is still going strong, which I guess is good to know.

Marathon, Texas
photographed 7.14.2018

Shopping Cart

It’s the same, always, unless it’s different.

This year, a red shopping cart was a nice addition.

But that train (which was there for at least two days) blocked the view of the mountains.

Target Marathon
Altuda, Texas
photographed 7.14.2018

Beer. Makes. Smart

One of my regular stops when I’m in the area. Every year there is something different to see. One of the things that caught my attention this time was the sticker-covered post out in front.

(This is generally known as Target Marathon – here’s what I wrote about it a couple of years ago.)

Target Marathon
Altuda, Texas
photographed 7.14.2018

Stock Tank and the Cathedral Mountains

I’m not tall enough to get the shot I wanted, so I made this one by holding the camera as high above my head as I could reach and shooting it blind.

Just over to my left, a very large steer stood in the shade, watching the procedures. And off in the distance, the Cathedral Mountains.

It’s hard to think of anyplace I rather be than right here.

near Marathon, Texas
photographed 7.14.2018

Swimming Hole

I’ve been trying for a while to get the photo of this wading pool that I can see in my mind. This one wasn’t it. And neither was this one.

This one, though? It’s closer, but still not quite what I was after.

But it’s OK, as it gives me a completely plausible reason to return to this little remote oasis.

near Marathon, Texas
photographed 7.13.2018

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