It was a barbed-wire life


Every single thing in this scene points to a life that’s been lived on a hard and unforgiving edge.

Puerto de Luna, New Mexico
photographed 3.24.2018

Lot

For a place with nothing going on, this place had a lot of things happening. Also, those lights have been on all all the time at least since May 2013. In case you were wondering…

Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 3.24.2018

Discontinuity

This softball field was confusing – a lot of it looked new (especially the part with the heavy earth-moving equipment) (and also the signs warning us to stay of the turf until sometime in April). But then things like holes in the netting around the fields looked as though they’d weathered a few seasons.

But new or old, it still gave the feeling of a portal into the clouds…

Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 3.24.2018

The Gate to Heaven

The gate in front of yesterday’s cemetery.

St. Rose of Lima Cemetery
Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 3.24.2018

St. Rose, crumbling

Afternoon sun cuts across the old cemetery and chapel in a pleasing fashion. I’ve been here before, but there’s something about the place that just keeps drawing me back. I wonder, though, if it will be as interesting after that building falls down – because it will surely fall.

St. Rose of Lima Cemetery
Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 3.24.2018

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