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The church is closed on Friday

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I know because I tried the door. I always try.

Knobbs Springs Baptist Church
Knobbs Springs, Texas
photographed 2.28.2014

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Outlined by the light

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One January day, a friend and I were exploring the old cemetery in Tuscarora, Nevada, when my foot broke through the hard, dry snow and I fell, ending up flat on my back. In a cemetery. It was the tiniest bit disconcerting.

In this cemetery, I was flat on the ground again, but this time on purpose and on my stomach, to get the shot of sunlight on the iris leaves. (And for those of you keeping score, I did get one fire-ant bite.) (I would also like to point out that fire ants are appropriately named.)

at the cemetery
Knobbs Springs, Texas
photographed 2.28.2014

Some mixed signals

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This was different: it is a lot more common to see satellite dishes standing alongside abandoned farmhouses than it is to see a solar collector. It gave me sort of an odd feeling: what, I wondered, were they collecting solar power for? And what a contrast between the rundown house and that shiny new collector.  So, even though the home ownership dream appears to have not worked out, kudos on the attempt at using sustainable energy.

Also, check out that wagon-wheel deal in the fence. It’s sort of fantastic, isn’t it?

near Knobbs Springs, Texas
photographed 2.28.2014

Corner Window

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Say it’s a sunny, cool spring day, and you don’t have a precise schedule. And say the state highway department is very good about signage, so that narrow roads that lead to tiny and remote country cemeteries are clearly marked. And say that your driver is good with the plan to turn down as many of these narrow roads as you want to take, just so both of you can see what’s there.

That is how I ended up at the Knobbs Springs Cemetery, just a few miles down County Road 305. But the real find down that road was an old wooden church next to the new, brick Knobbs Springs Baptist Church. The narrow white boards could have used a new coat of paint, and the windows might have benefitted from being washed. But, then again, this photo wouldn’t have had nearly the same look, would it?

Knobbs Springs Baptist Church
Knobbs Springs, Texas
photographed 2.28.2014

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