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It was like bins full of gems, really. Salty, delicious gems.

Central Market
Fort Worth, Texas
photographed 1.19.2020

the framed view

This? Oh, I was just practicing doing a little internal framing with the car, the truck on the bridge, the flag, the car on the surface street.  You know, just the stuff one does on a Saturday.

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 1.11.2020

They call it progress

This old burger joint is nearly gone, having found itself in the right-of-way for a thing called the Outer Loop. I guess we all knew the Outer Loop was inevitable, yet somehow we seemed surprised that it requires relocation and demolition and general upheaval.

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 1.11.2020


Power Plant

Here’s another view of the snowy morning from last week, with steam rising off the power plant over there on the horizon.

Interesting things about the power plant:

  • It is the largest natural gas fired power plant in Texas.
  • The plant uses 3 million to 5 million gallons of recycled water (treated sewage effluent) from the City of Lubbock each day for cooling and other vital plant purposes. Use of the sewage effluent helps save fresh water for other uses. Also it is a zero discharge plant, which means no process waters leave the site. Cooling water from the plant is reused for irrigating grass and forage on nearby farmland.

And so ends Utility Education Day here at One Day | One Image. Thanks for being here.

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 1.11.2020

the pole remembers what it used to be

I want to think that utility pole, planted behind the tree, spends its time remembering its own leafy glory days.

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 1.11.2020

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