City in the sky: Cloud Gate

My favorite time to photograph the famous Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago is when the light and sky are just right and the edges of the sculpture blur into the sky. Like this.

Also: look! A person!

Chicago, Illinois
photographed 8.26.2019

Yes, please drive safely!

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 8.17.2014

Booths are going

Does your town have one of those restaurants that no matter what kind of eatery is there, just never seem to make it? This place is just around the corner from my office and in ten years, it’s been at least five different restaurants. And it’s been a vacant building more often than it’s been anything else.

The most recent iteration was called “Kiss My Grits” because nothing says “keeping up with modern food trends” mor than using the catch-phrase of a TV show from the 1970s. It was terrible. The restaurant, I mean. (Also, the TV show. But that’s neither here nor there.)

But something’s happening over there – the other week all the booths and furniture were piled up out in the parking lot.

I’ll let you know when the next place goes under…

Levelland, Texas
photographed 8.19.2019

Jamaica Season

Jamaica: not just a country!

Catholic Churches around here (maybe other places, too? Help me out, reader(s)!) host these fundraising events. There’s usually food and contests and music. By now, you’ve missed this one in Lorenzo, but you can mark your calendar for next year.

Lorenzo, Texas
photographed 8.19.2019

PS – It’s pronounced as a Spanish word, with an “h” sound standing in for the “j” and the accent on the first syllable.

Picnic Street


I am not sure this is where I’d choose to have a picnic, but I realize not everyone makes the same choices I do…

Petersburg, Texas
photographed 8.10.2019

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