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Perhaps an explanation is in order

Look! I found a completely incomphrehensible side-street mural in downtown Hobbs, New Mexico.

Hobbs, New Mexico
photographed 9.7.2019

After dinner

Our genial hosts at the B&B handed us a stack of menus from local restaurants, then gave us a short rundown on each one. Based on their phrase “…and he’s trying to make a go of it.” we ended up at Ken’z Cuisine* for dinner.

The food was good, and the place was totally of the 1970s as far as interior design motifs went.

Española, New Mexico
photographed 8.31.2019

*Yes. That is indeed an apostrophe-z.

Whipping into the storm

One of my regular commenters (you know who you are) said, in response to this picture from earlier in the month, “I hope you did another shot somewhere just of the sky. Deserves to be more than just supporting cast.”

And so, here we are.

And, here we are with yet another song reference as a title. Because that’s the way I am.

near San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico
photographed 9.1.2019


I am not sure why all these crosses were lined up along the street on the outskirts of Española.

I’ve stopped at a lot of roadside crosses, and almost all the time they indicate a place where someone lost their life along the roadway. But this seemed different, somehow. For one thing, there were so many of them. And the death dates were different. Maybe over time, this has developed into the most dangerous roadway in the state. Or maybe over time, this has developed into an ad hoc location to put up a cross for a deceased loved one, if you can’t afford a traditional gravesite.

Española, New Mexico
photographed 9.1.2019

Yes, I kept out

One thing I believe almost more than I believe anything else is that “keep out” and “no trespassing” signs should be believed.

I was discussing that once with my granddaughter, the fabulous Miss Hannah Harvey, who asked me if that knowledge came from “personal experience” or not. She’s 12, but she’s perceptive.

Thornhill, New Mexico
photographed 9.7.2019

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