Monthly Archives: October 2018

Five Blades

I take a lot of photos in cemeteries* but every now and then when I visit one, I’m not feeling it. But on those times when it all starts to run together, I can almost always find interesting things at the caretaker’s shack.

This was one of those times – the cemetery itself held little interest. But this: the glass was gone and the fan was on (even though no one was around and the shack was locked**) pulling damp air inside.

Eureka Springs, Arkansas
photographed 10.6.2018

*Even though one of my photography teachers (let’s just call him “Keith Carter” since that was his name) was adamant about not shooting cemeteries. But then again, he’s famous and I’m not, for what that’s worth.
**Of course I checked.

Manicure + Beads

I value good grooming. Even if it’s Halloween-themed acrylic nails on a gargoyle.

Eureka Springs, Arkansas
photographed 10.5.2018

The trees began to sing

As you probably know by now, I live in Lubbock, Texas, on the great High Plains. And of course, the Plains being the plains, it’s flat out here. It’s also a higher elevation than you’d think – Lubbock’s official elevation is 3,202 feet above sea level.

So this is a weird fact: I descended about 2,000 feet to get to the Ozark Mountains.

We were about two weeks ahead of the leaves’ changing, but a rouge tree or two was getting a jump on the color, hinting at what was to come.

in the Ozark Mountains
near Cass, Arkansas
photographed 10.7.2018


Here’s a collection of rectangles, broken up by an arch, a satellite dish, and one and a half trees.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 5.5.2015

Already practically dead

You know for sure that anyone “lucky” enough to win one of the fish that’s crammed into these little bowls is going to be flushing a dead fish by morning.

South Plains Fair
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 9.23.2014

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