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And promises of rain

Way over there, to the southeast, are some clouds that look like they might bring some rain. They don’t, of course.

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 10.14.2017

Street Tacos

Every first Friday, no matter the weather, folks turn out for the First Friday Art Trail. This month, in addition to what you think of as “art” there were bands, dancers, costumed actors, food trucks, and lots and lots of people. My informal survey of the food trucks indicated that this one, the taco truck, was the most popular.

It’s a lot of fun; you should probably plan a trip to Lubbock one of these first Fridays to check it out. You’ll be glad you did.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 10.6.2017

Fall Foliage (High Plains Version)

Well, I realize we’re not likely to ever be overrun by busloads of tourists seeking a glimpse at our fall foliage.

A light rain earlier in the day brought out the muted colors in the dying grasses.

Yellowhouse Canyon, Texas
photographed 9.24.2017

PS – I know. Color. Sometimes that’s the right thing to do.

Or is it?


The fringe of the field, going from crop to dirt. But in a lovely way.

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 9.24.2017

Full of promise

I’ve been watching this field for a decade now; it’s a dryland farm, so the farmer is dependent on the right amount of rain at the right time for his crop. I’d guess that half the years I’ve watched, he hasn’t had any crop at all – all those drought years were tough. Usually he grows (or tries to) cotton, but this year he switched to sorghum.

And maybe he’ll get to harvest it soon.

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 9.24.2017

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