Monthly Archives: July 2021


For a minute I thought I’d time-traveled to Ohio. But then I remembered that I hadn’t. And that I shouldn’t believe everything I read.

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 6.20.21

Shrine Shadows

There are many things I don’t understand, and I think that photographing them may help me think about them in a different way, or at least think about them at all.

Out there on the far side of Brownfield there is a roadside shrine: a tall cross, a grotto, floodlights – the whole thing. I’ve photographed it twice. I still don’t really get it, but this time I did learn that diffused and shadowy light outside can still make interesting shadows in the grotto.

So, there’s that.

Terry County, Texas
photographed 6.27.2021

Stop. Stop.

I don’t know. As far as I am aware, the Texas Department of Transportation doesn’t have any guidelines that mandate two stop signs at intersections that are extra dangerous. And I’ve traveled miles (many, many miles) and have never encountered a double-stop sign. So who knows?

But at least I did the right thing, from a photographic standpoint. I documented what I found.

Terry County, Texas
photographed 6.27.2021

“mistakes were made”

Yes, definitely some mistakes were made here. Lots of them. All of them were my doing.

The truth is that I don’t know where this was taken. Or what it is of. The photos on either side of it don’t offer any useful clues, either.  But still, in spite of knowing nothing useful about the subject, I rather like the effect. Focus? Decisive moments? Composing and waiting? Has all that stuff been optional all this time??

Yoakum County, Texas
photographed 6.27.2021


By the time you see this photo, the building will be gone.

The Patient Spouse was driving me around the other morning and we happened to go by this school building that was in the early stages of demolition (making way for a newer, fancier, bigger facility). The worker approached me and asked if I’d like to look around inside. That was exactly the opposite of what I thought he was going to say, but I did happily accept his offer.

Woodrow, Texas
photographed 6.20.21

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