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You just know that was a squeaky mattress…

Yeso, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2019

Guns, Antiques

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
photographed 3.14.2019

PS: If you go, though, the frontier “musem” noted on the side of the building appears to be closed.

Half of the time we’re gone

If you want to see Fluvanna before it turns into a ghost town, you might want to hurry…

Fluvanna, Texas
photographed 10.20.2018

Who am I to doubt these mysteries?

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.

Terlingua, Texas
photographed 1.20.2013

Museum in progress

I first visited this little ghost-town museum in November 2017; I don’t think one thing had changed between then and my return visit a year later. Evidently ghosts are pretty slow at building finish-out.

Shafter, Texas
photographed 12.22.2018

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