Monthly Archives: July 2020

Remember Vacations?

It seems so long ago, when the Patient Spouse and I, like two carefree kids, just flew to Minnesota to take what we used to call a “vacation.” Those were indeed simpler times, those long ago days of the fall of 2019. We still think fondly of those times.

Gooseberry Falls State Park, Minnesota
photographed 9.25.2019

Street Scene

I appreciated these mundane things aligning themselves in such a pleasing arrangement. Good work, random things!

Spur, Texas
photographed 5.23.2015

Cemetery Corner

I don’t always photograph cemeteries; it just looks that way.

Fun fact: my Uncle Donald was from O’Donnell, and when I was a kid I was almost positive that the town was called O’Donald. I may have been disappointed to learn the truth.

O’Donnell, Texas
photographed 7.13.2020

sometimes starlight is insufficient

That cemetery light ruined the comet photograph I had in mind, as I mentioned yesterday and am not at all bitter about. So I decided to go all in, and photograph the damn light.

Pearce Cemetery
Hale County, Texas
photographed 7.18.2020

Night Cisterns

Remember the other day when I promised (or, maybe, threatened) that there’d be more photos of the cemetery cisterns? And, look – here they are again!

What happened is that on the first visit to this little cemetery, the Patient Spouse and I completely overlooked the fact that the cemetery had a giant “security light” right in the middle of the place. And because we’d overlooked the light, we thought that going to the cemetery to look at NEOWISE might afford me the opportunity to get some comet + grave images. So imagine our dismay on comet night when we were about a quarter of a mile away and felt like moths being drawn to the flame of the light. And just like that, the comet + grave concept was done.

And then later, the comet was shy, hiding behind clouds.

Not to be deterred, I decided to implement Part One of the cisterns project.

Pearce Cemetery
Hale County, Texas
photographed 7.18.2020

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