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Church + Cemetery

I guess the interest and/or money ran out after the sign but before the church. (There was a cemetery, though, way over to the right.)

Rogers, Texas
photographed 8.6.2017

Most of an angel

Poor angel: she’s missing some critical components. At first, I thought maybe she’d fallen over, but I’ve drifted to another idea now, and think she’s probably the victim of cemetery vandalism. But either way, she’s still doing her assigned task, watching over the grave of Tommie Allen, who died in 1911, just five days shy of his ninth birthday.

Oplin, Texas
photographed 8.6.2017

Toward their destiny

On this part of the trip, we’d rented a cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold and made day trips from there. We’d start each day with an idea of where we were heading, but for various reasons those plans almost never worked out.

We DID mean to be in this town, but only because I had it confused with someplace else that I’d seen on a previous visit. After a pub lunch (in a building that dates to ~1400), we wandered around the churchyard. I’d like to tell you that I set up the shot of that couple walking toward the graveyard. But I just hate to lie to my loyal reader(s), so I’ll go ahead and let you know that was a lucky composition that went unnoticed until I got home. Sometimes these things work out…

Bretforton, UK
photographed 6.2.2017

Because of the Wind

“The trees bend because of the wind.” – Joe Ely

Even on a calm day, the trees reveal the prevailing wind.

Crosby County, Texas
photographed 5.28.2017

Gilberto, el niño

020917

If you go to El Paso, be sure to plan an hour (if it’s a really hot summer day) or longer (if the weather’s tolerable) to visit the Concordia Cemetery.

If you’re not going to El Paso, but would like to time-travel back to a 1990s website, you can visit the cemetery’s website.*

Of course, you could always choose to do both.

Concordia Cemetery
El Paso, Texas
photographed 5.2.2010

*This is fun, too.

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