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All the little ants

I was only three days out from attending a Dave Matthews Band concert, so who can blame me for having the lyrics to “Ants Marching” running through my head when I saw this…

Nebraska State Fair
Grand Island, Nebraska
photographed 8.28.2018

NOTE: To be clear, DMB was not appearing at the Nebraska State Fair. As far as I am aware.

Quilt Show (do not touch)

I cannot over-emphasize how much fun we had at the Nebraska State Fair. And we truly enjoyed the quilt show – they were stunning works of art.  And my impression that people in Nebraska fill up those long winters (which I believe last upwards of 16 months per year) by making quilts is a complete stereotype, and surely wrong. But still, the quilts were beautiful.

Each quilt came with a little sign that said, “Please do not touch.” It was almost impossible, though, to not touch them. I wanted to feel those tiny stitches, notice the different textures of the fabrics, and just rest my hands on them and think about the hands that did the work.

Nebraska State Fair
Grand Island, Nebraska
photographed 8.28.2018

Window Seat

This chair, set tight against a window-without-glass, seems to represent a someone’s sad story.  I’ll let you fill in what you think is going on – I have my own ideas…

Maywood, Nebraska
photographed 8.26.2018

Flowers, butterfly, cloud

Of course a gloomy day is the perfect time to photograph a field of sunflowers. And photographing them in monochrome? Even better.

And then, a butterfly landed on that flower, and stuck around long enough for me to get the shot.

rural Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 9.9.2018

Bob the Bridge holds it together

Here’s another view from our friend Bob the Bridge, looking upriver past one of the cables.

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
spanning the Missouri River between Omaha and Council Bluffs
photographed 8.31.2018

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