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Snow Morning

A little bit of overnight snow made Saturday morning look a lot different than the morning before. But by the middle of the day, the snow was gone.

Which reminds me, when we were in Minnesota last fall the main topic of conversation among the locals was Winter. (They capitalized it when they spoke the word. I could tell.) One man told us that a few winters ago there was “too much snow” to use a snowmobile. There’s almost nothing in that sentence that makes any kind of sense to me.

Sadly, this lovely bit of snow turned tragic: about the same time I was making this image, a driver lost control of her vehicle and ran into a group of first responders who were on the scene of earlier accidents. Two of the first responders were killed and the other one is still hospitalized. The first funeral is today; our whole city is in shock over what happened. That doesn’t have anything to do with this photo, but it’s been on my mind this week.

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 1.11.2020

Spikes of various kinds

My part of Texas does not have what one could consider to be a “lush” landscape. It is rather spiky, in fact, to the point that the plant forms influence the local art.

Yellowhouse Canyon
Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 10.2.2016

The Crossing

Sometimes when I need to get some images to fill up a certain blog, I’ll drive over to the industrial side of town, where there’s certain to be a train parked between some shabby buildings…

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 11.15.2019


The serrated shadows knifed across a white wall in a downtown alley.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 11.16.2019

Crazy Chester followed me

Yes, this is a time when a song came to my mind as I made the photo. And the song was, of course, The Weight (specifically The Band’s version, not the Aretha Franklin version.) And my dad’s name was Chester; he was a little bit crazy…

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 11.16.2019

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