Monthly Archives: December 2019

Station

Those thick adobe walls are no match for the heat and humidity in South Texas, so sometimes that fan is called into service.

Presidio la Bahía
Goliad, Texas
photographed 11.24.2019

I am that person

I feel like you already know this, but I am indeed that person who takes a camera into the restroom. And this is why.

King’s Inn Restaurant
Loyola Beach, Texas
photographed 11.23.2019

Some News


Hernandez, New Mexico
photographed 9.1.2019

I am happy to report that this photo was just awarded third place at a photography show here in Lubbock. The show, High and Dry: a Photographic Exhibition of People and Places of the World’s Dry Lands, is sponsored by Office of International Affairs at Texas Tech University.

In a bit of an embarrassment-of-riches situation, I also had three other images juried into the show:


Española, New Mexico
photography 9.1.2019


Yeso, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2019


Lubbock, Texas
photographed 4.6.2019

A couple of things:
1. Yes, that show does, in fact, have the longest title of any photo show ever.
2. Evidently September 1, 2019, was a good day for me to be out with my camera: two images made that day were accepted into the show.
3. I admit to having a bit of a photographic crush on the entire state of New Mexico.
3. Thanks to everyone who follows this blog! Your continued interest in my work keeps me out there making more and more images.

Founders and the flag

This place was another stop on the Nostalgia Tour 2019, and was in fact the reason we were even in this part of South Texas. This restaurant has been around since the 1940s, selling local seafood and other specialties. My first visit here was in the late 1970s (it’s where my mother-in-law told me I was eating shrimp the “wrong way”*). Anyway, everything was pretty much how I remembered it. I don’t specifically remember the flag in the restroom hallway, but it seemed like it’s probably been there all along.

I ate some shrimp, and no one even cared if I did it the right way or not.

King’s Inn Restaurant
Loyola Beach, Texas
photographed 11.23.2019

*Full disclosure: eating shrimp incorrectly was not the only thing she pointed out to me. It was, eventually, quite a lengthy list that included – but was certainly not limited to – laundry detergent, family planning, child rearing, and making coffee.

always, she gazes toward the sea

This stone Madonna spends her days gazing toward the sea, which is fewer than five miles away.

Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church Cemetery
Vattman, Texas
photographed 11.23.2019

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