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Hard Water Area

The water around here, pumped to the surface from the Ogallala Aquifer, is hard – full of dissolved minerals and high in calcium and magnesium carbonates.

And it sure does seem odd that water could be harmful enough to require a warning sign, but hard water can indeed damage paint on a car. Really!

I’ve never seen a sign like this before, though, and my brain just refused to believe was it was seeing, and translated the sign to read “Hard Hat Area” but that didn’t make any more sense. Sometimes my brain gets ahead of itself like that, but it usually comes around. Eventually.

at the abandoned golf course
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 3.8.2019

Equipment, driving range

Everyone does this at the driving range – trying to hit the cart pulling this apparatus that augers up the golf balls – don’t they?

at the abandoned golf course
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 3.8.2019

Groundskeeper’s shack has the mange

Well, this looks pretty bad, doesn’t it?

As I was stomping my way through dead grass to get over to this shack, I saw a dun-colored tuft of something stuck in the weeds, and I though it was a piece of some kind of animal fur. Of course it wasn’t that at all – it was a piece of insulation that had escaped from the building.

My wilderness skills remain strong.

at the abandoned golf course
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 3.8.2019

A Nautical Theme?

Back in my golf-playing days (which you can read about here, if you want), I lost a few balls in this water hazard. Now that the course is out of business, there’s no more water, and pinecones are filling in where the water used to be. The slightly nautically-themed post is still there. But I don’t know if that makes me feel better about the situation or worse…

at the abandoned golf course
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 3.8.2019

Crenellated (with lights)

If you think about Lubbock at all – and, really, why would you? – you probably don’t think about it as a location for castles, with towers topped with crenellation (to make it easier to fend off attackers!), do you?

And yet, here we are.

Not really! This is just some goofy thing built on the corner of a golf course office/clubhouse down the street from my house. I am pretty sure that underneath the stonework and fancy stuff, it’s just a regular metal building.

at the abandoned golf course
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 3.8.2019

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