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It was easy to tell that this little girl was longing for one of those stuffed animals – kids at the fair always want one of those carnival-game prizes. And I am pretty sure her adult stayed there until he’d won one for her.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 9.25.2022

the world as we knew it, 4

Sometimes if the light is right, and your mind is, too, everything you see will seem like a ghost of itself.

City of Lubbock Cemetery
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 7.21.2022

that day we had winter

I had been wanting to photograph this scene for a few months. Every time I’d go by I’d say, “Next time I need to stop.” and then I never did. Then, on February 3, when there was a just a bit of snow, I did stop. And now that I think about it, this photo reminds me a lot of this one, from last month:

I think it’s that brown band at the horizon? Or maybe the fact that they are both in color? Or that they each have a mailbox? Or that my brain is sort of…different?

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 2.3.2022
and 1.14.2022


I was getting ready to take a photography class that required the use of only one lens, a 50mm. That’s not my preferred lens, so I thought that maybe I needed to practice a little bit with it before heading off for a class.

And that’s how the photo of this…thing, I guess we’ll call it…came about.

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 8.22.2021

The thing about living in Lubbock is that if you go somewhere and meet some random people, you can talk to them for just a few minutes and figure out that you’ve got a heretofore unknown connection with them. Just last night, I met a man named Wicker, and it turns out that he owns this thing. And the thing has a name! It’s a part of an abandoned cotton gin called a burr tower. In its previous life, it held the cotton burrs that were removed from the cotton during the ginning process. Also, though, Wicker says he also calls it the “alien spider.”


There are a lot of high-quality signs out here in this part of Texas. These signs are not included in that group.

This building only recently became a game room, and at first that was announced via the words painted right on the building, something my camera captured more than my eye noticed. My guess is that the landlord gave that plan a big “nope” and the first sign was painted out and was then replaced by the current, missing-the-last-letter sign that’s there now.

At any rate, I was so very happy to find this place. (For the photographic opportunities, not for the games.)

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 7.31.2021

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