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Cemetery Corner

I don’t always photograph cemeteries; it just looks that way.

Fun fact: my Uncle Donald was from O’Donnell, and when I was a kid I was almost positive that the town was called O’Donald. I may have been disappointed to learn the truth.

O’Donnell, Texas
photographed 7.13.2020

sometimes starlight is insufficient

That cemetery light ruined the comet photograph I had in mind, as I mentioned yesterday and am not at all bitter about. So I decided to go all in, and photograph the damn light.

Pearce Cemetery
Hale County, Texas
photographed 7.18.2020

Groundskeeper’s Shack

I think you need to know that I have just completed a long list of tiny cemeteries scattered across the Texas panhandle. And you also need to know that I have a fascination with the stuff that makes things work – like the groundskeeper’s shack at a cemetery. If you see where this is headed…

Pearce Cemetery
Hale County, Texas
photographed 6.28.2020

Nothing lasts forever

The saddest part of any cemetery is this right here: the gathered up dead or damaged flowers and other mementos that families have left.

O’Donnell, Texas
photographed 7.13.2020

Life as an open book

I guess it felt a little bit like I was standing at a pulpit, about to deliver a sermon. Sure, the potential listeners were all dead, but I didn’t have that much of importance to say, so it didn’t really matter.

Pearce Cemetery
Hale County, Texas
photographed 6.28.2020

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