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Stormy Gap

We would shortly outrun the clouds, but for a few minutes it looked like rain was likely.

Melrose, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2019

Reflections: all the town, right here

The way the sunlight hit those pieces of wood was enough for me to direct the Patient Spouse to make a u-turn so I could get the shot. And then, even better than the original thing I thought I was photographing, was the way the clouds and all the buildings across the street layered themselves into the scene.

Also, the P. S. reported that a slow-cruising state police officer stopped a block down the street to watch me. That officer is probably still trying to figure out what the hell I was up to…

Melrose, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2019

Melrose grain


Melrose is a little place between Clovis and Fort Sumner. Fewer than 700 folks live there. It’s got a train depot, a door of which is shown here.

I thought the train depot was going to be the best thing I saw. But, then I turned around and saw this beauty, waiting patiently right behind me. The depot became less attractive.

Confession: I’ve been through Melrose a hundred times, at least. I’ve stopped once. I am sorry, Melrose, that I’ve ignored you for so long.

Also: For international travelers, please note that Melrose is between Victoria, Texas, and Victoria, British Columbia. Just something to think about when you plan your next road trip.

Melrose, New Mexico

photographed 8.1.2011

June 20

Door at the train depot.

Melrose, New Mexico

photographed 8.7.2011

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