Native grasses, on a windy day

Out here where I live, the wind blows a lot. Like, all the time nearly. That’s why I am not sure why I thought that I could get a nice, crisp photo of these fall grasses: the wind was blowing and I know better. But still, I tried. And rather liked the result.

Or, maybe I eventually talked myself into liking what I ended up with since I couldn’t get anything any better…

Lake Colorado City State Park
Colorado City, Texas
photographed 11.24.2018

Hotel bar: no one’s heard of day-drinking?

It was mid-afternoon, and the hotel bar was all locked up, leaving me to always wonder where the town’s day-drinkers gathered…

Hotel Settles
Big Spring, Texas
photographed 11.23.2018

While I waited for lunch

I am not a patient person.

Taking up photography has helped me a lot, though, because even ridiculously long waits for a server to arrive to take a lunch order (to cite a recent example) can turn into a photograph. And I’m much less likely to get fidgety. And/or pissy.

Hotel Settles
Big Spring, Texas
photographed 11.23.2018

The more formal approach

While I am drawn to things that are falling apart or are otherwise not symmetrical, sometimes a formal arrangement does catch my attention. That’s what happened here, with the steps and the brick and the pattern on the doors and the shadows, all lining themselves up perfectly.

Big Spring Municipal Auditorium
Big Spring, Texas
photographed 11.23.2018

Charters, excursions, and fun!

The scale of this makes me laugh. That cart on the right looks to be about the same size as the excursion boat.

Another thing that’s funny to me is the protective covering over the paddlewheel. But the sign says “Charters, excursions & fun!” so I feel like my amusement is somehow sanctioned….

Lake Nasworthy
San Angelo, Texas
photographed 11.24.2018

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