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Small offerings: what now my love

This building’s roof was caved in, and the inside of the place was piled with roof rubble and other junk. A series of small offerings had been lined up on the window ledge (that’s a cookbook, open to a recipe for something called Crème Moka.)

And on the ground? Oh, that’s Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass’s record “What Now My Love”, a big hit (#1 on the Billboard Album chart for nine weeks!) in 1966. My friend Gerald, a former professional trumpet player, once described Mr. Alpert as a “hack” trumpet player. As far as I know, Gerald was not the person who left that record there on the sidewalk….

Grandfalls, Texas
photographed 12.25.2018

Flight Path

I am almost positive that this town has more pigeons than it does people. The official population (of people) was 384 (in 2016); there were at least that many birds living inside this single building.

Grandfalls, Texas
photographed 7.13.2018

February 22

A gray day.

Grandfalls, Texas

photographed 11.14.2011

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