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The end of Sears: shoes

Sears was nearly gone for good and not much merchandise was left over. But, somehow, even at 80% off these shoes hadn’t sold. A retail mystery, I suppose.

Sears (the last days)
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 1.3.2019

Texas Rising

This piece, from Texas Tech University’s acclaimed public art program is called “Texas Rising,” created by artists Blessing Hancock and Joe O’Connell. The stars are lit from the inside, which looks lovely at night. But they also look nice in the daytime when the snow’s coming down.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 2.16.2021

Winter Lavender

Some high-key snowy lavender in my front yard. Full disclosure: I made this image from inside my house. It was cold out there.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 2.14.2021 

Snow/Flakes

I don’t know how to take pictures of snow, so I was messing around to see what I could get. And so here are focused snowflakes and bokeh-ed everything else. Just because.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 2.14.2021

Greenhouse

Another day, another polar vortex image. I have to say, even though I don’t like cold weather at all, that this snow was very pretty as it feel with a nice greenhouse in the background.

There were, of course, horrible problems across most of the state as a result of the weather, and people were without power, had frozen water pipes, had to boil drinking water*, and had flooding in their homes when the water thawed. People died, too, which is an unimaginable tragedy. Lubbock escaped almost all of that, which makes me feel a little weird about continuing to post my “Look at the pretty snow!” images. But it was an historic snowfall, and I did my photographic job to document it.

But, I would like my reader(s) to send good thoughts to the very many Texans who suffered from this weather event.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 2.14.2021

*And if you know how you are supposed to boil water when you don’t have power, I’d be happy for you to tell me…

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