My friends are very good at being location scouts for me, and frequently I get advice from them about places they think I should visit. For at least a year now one of them has been telling me that I needed to deviate from my usual Lubbock-to-Santa Fe route to check out this town.
I finally took her advice, and hit the jackpot, photographically speaking.
Yeso, New Mexico
PS: If you go, though, the frontier “musem” noted on the side of the building appears to be closed.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted song lyrics that (in my mind) relate to the day’s image. This photo made me think of the song “Guadalupe” with the fantastic line “Who am I to doubt these mysteries?” and here are two versions of it. This one is by Tom Russell, and this one is by Gretchen Peters, with Tom Russell. (If you like the way Tom and Gretchen sound together, you should look for their album One to the Heart One to the Head.)
I found these well-used candles in the church in Terlingua, Texas’s most famous ghost town.