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A rakish angle

Someone left the cemetery rake leaning against a tree, and the afternoon sun cast a nice shadow on the tree, at a (dare I say it?!) rakish angle.

Lebanon, Nebraska
photographed 8.26.2018

The sidewalk will be clean


No matter the weather, this sidewalk is going to be kept clean. Except for the weeds growing up through the cracks. And the cracks themselves.

Lebanon, Nebraska
photographed 8.30.2014

Tornado siren


The 2010 census reports 80 residents of this town. There are approximately 20 horns on the tornado siren, which seems like ample coverage, doesn’t it?

Lebanon, Nebraska
photographed 8.30.2014

Historical Note #1: The 2012 Google Street View is siren-free, so it’s an apparently recent addition.

Historical Note #2: My spouse lived in this town for a year or two when he was a kid, and the location of the famous family story How Larry Broke His Tooth is just around the corner from where I stood to take this shot.

It all falls down


Whatever used to be there is now just a pile of bricks. I know this isn’t how it works, but I had the impression that those bricks just all let go, at the same time.

St. Paul, Nebraska
photographed 8.30.2014

PS. So, I decided to look at a map of St. Paul, Nebraska. And while I was looking at the map, I decided to take myself on a little street-view tour, where I saw this image from April 2012. See how the building’s gone, but the pile of bricks isn’t even there? Now I think maybe the bricks are slowly returning to the site and will reassemble themselves into that building….

For safekeeping


Someone uses this old building, which is right there on Main Street*, as storage for all the really important things. Like those hub caps glinting in the afternoon sun, quite a few plastic buckets, a three-legged stool that seems very unstable, and a tractor.

Lebanon, Nebraska
photographed 8.31.2014


*OK. So it’s not really called Main Street. But it is the main street.

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