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Impermanent

Once you’ve seen this photo, you’ve gotten the gist of the entire town, unfortunately.

Melvin, Texas
photographed 6.15.2020

The Last Quarter

Here’s my confession: I didn’t even SEE the moon when I made the picture. I didn’t notice it until I was in Lightroom, looking for and erasing a few dust spots. And even then, I thought it was just a giant hunk of dust stuck on the sensor.

It’s a shame that I am not nearly as observant as I believe myself to be.

Katemcy, Texas
photographed 6.14.2020

Cabinet

I have an endless fascination for the things that get left behind when a place is abandoned. It started in Floydada, Texas, when I spotted a single spatula left in an out-of-business hamburger stand, and I haven’t gotten over it yet. I understand that maybe the last people who lived here didn’t really mean to abandon the place, but a sofa? Or an electric skillet, a cooler, some jars, and all the other stuff that I couldn’t see well enough to identify?

Melvin, Texas
photographed 6.15.2020

Love, too

That old plywood serves as the town’s message board, from the looks of things…

Melvin, Texas
photographed 6.15.2020

Yes. It WAS a corner.

The sign was correct: the place is indeed located on a corner. But not the best corner, I guess, since the store’s been out of business for a while now. The actual corner remains: go straight and you’ll end up in Eden and if you go right, you’ll be in Brady. Fun fact: both of those towns use Bulldogs as their mascot. But don’t you sort of, just a little bit, want Eden’s mascot to be the Fig Leaves?

Menard, Texas
photographed 6.14.2020

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