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scattered showers

I took advantage of the rainy day to get out and make some photographs. And while I will almost always go out of my way to not photograph plastic caught in a fence, I found myself unable to resist this scene, and especially like how the camera caught the raindrops dancing around in the wind.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 5.13.2023


The local amusement park shut down this year, after 50 years of operation. I decided to go look at it the other morning; the cold rain made it seem even more forlorn that it already was.

Some of the rides are being shipped to other parks, but I guess the stuff that remains is headed toward being a big pile of bent metal.

Sad update: the owner of Joyland, David Dean passed away yesterday. His wife said, “I truly believe that the sale of Joyland falling through broke his heart.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 5.13.2023

a long way from home

Ok. So Lubbock is not exactly what you’d think of as a watery place. We’re 500 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. There aren’t even any substantial lakes nearby.

Yet, somehow there’s a 37′ boat* (which was built in 1976)* on a trailer on the top of a hill over on the north side of town.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 5.13.2023


*(There’s an amazing amount of stuff you can find out about a boat if you’ve got a registration number…)

fish – like shadows – move about

To be real honest here, I don’t even quite remember seeing these fish suspended over a street in Siracusa. I mean, the evidence is RIGHT HERE (and also on my SD card, bracketed by stuff I do remember) so I have to assume it was a thing I saw. But still…

Siracusa, Sicily
photographed 9.8.2022


It’s been two years since I made this photo, but I really think that ad space is probably still available. If you think outdoor advertising is just what you’ve been needing, give ’em a call!

Chaves County, New Mexico
photographed 5.23.2021

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