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Comes down to timing

It was one of those days at the end of the summer when it was still hot but you could sort of talk yourself into thinking that there was something in the air that made it feel like fall. Like a breeze that was a few degrees cooler. Or a dead leaf lifted by that same breeze and snagged on a power line.

(And this: I thought the photo was going to be about that old barn. The leaf changed that for me.)

Cookieville, Oklahoma
photographed 9.18.2021

like a fish out of water

This part of Texas is not what anyone would call lake-infested. And the lakes that we do have are usually less than full. Which I guess explains this fairly common sight: an non-workable boat parked next to a building.

Slaton, Texas
photographed 8.22.2021

It was in tatters faster than expected

That thin fabric was little match for the knife-edge of the broken glass. It only took a couple of strong wind storms for the glass to start to saw the curtains; it all went downhill from there.

Lazbuddie, Texas
photographed 6.6.2021

Source of Power

As I mentioned yesterday, I will always look inside abandoned buildings. And I will frequently photograph the interiors through dirty windows; most always the camera catches more than my own eyes will see so it’s fun to look at the images later to see what I got in the photograph. The Patient Spouse is convinced that one of these days either the camera or I will see something awful…to date, he’s always been wrong. Fingers crossed….

Fort Stanton, New Mexico
photographed 4.25.2021

Baptistry, after the fall

This was a first: in all my times I’ve looked inside an abandoned church, this was the first time I spotted a collapsed baptistry. That’s why I will continue to look inside as many abandoned buildings as I can: because you just never know when you’ll see something new.

Also, this is the place where a pair of dogs came up behind me, suddenly, causing me to have my regular reaction when unknown dogs get close to me: I always assume they are there because they want to eat my leg(s). So far, I’ve been wrong every time and I hope to never be right.

Bellview, New Mexico 
photographed 6.5.2021

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