Monthly Archives: August 2019

Telephone Directory

See that bag on the ground in front of the door? It’s the new telephone directory. That raises a few questions, doesn’t it?

Plainview, Texas
photographed 8.10.2019

Slow death is certain

There’s only one way this is going to end: in a pile on the ground surrounded by weeds and covered over by the big sky. It won’t happen quickly, probably, but it will happen.

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 8.10.2019

Getting our hopes up

Our summer started out with cool weather and more-than-normal rainfall. But it soon got over that, and now it seems like maybe it’s never rained here. Ever. Not even a drop. And it’s hot, too – at or above 100 degrees for days at a time.

And that makes it seem like maybe this sign is being unnecessarily cruel.

(I am heading shortly to Chicago for a conference, where the high temperatures are forecast to be in the 70s. My work colleague and I had a discussion about packing; neither one of us can recall the right kind of clothes for that sort of weather.)

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 8.10.2019

Cecilia

I am pretty sure that Cecilia got the fanciest monument in the entire cemetery.

Petersburg, Texas
photographed 8.10.2019

the future, in the rear view mirror

Death was right there, in my rear view mirror.

Or, at least, the Petersburg cemetery was in the mirror….

Petersburg, Texas
photographed 8.10.2019

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