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All the new pandemic graves, 3

An overhead view of the increasingly-full cemetery. So much loss. So much grief.

(And now: 630 deaths, as of 1.16.2021.)

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 12.29.2020
Nathan Harvey, drone pilot

All the new pandemic graves, 2

 

Another drone image from the cemetery, where the rough brown dirt, and a plywood cover, speak to the community’s pandemic losses. And to all the families whose dinner tables, holidays, plans, and memories have been forever altered.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 12.29.2020
Nathan Harvey, drone pilot

All the new pandemic graves, 1

There were more new graves at this cemetery than I’d ever noticed before, surely a result of the 626 COVID deaths* in Lubbock.

I had a philosophical argument with myself over even making this image (and the two that will follow). It seemed intrusive in a way that my normal cemetery images don’t. But it also seemed historically important, also in a way that my regular cemetery images don’t.

History won.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 12.29.2020
Nathan Harvey, drone pilot

*As of 1.14.2021.

Visitor center without visitors

Travel in the summer of the pandemic meant a road trip instead of flying to our destination, a lot of picnics, learning new rules every time we got to a new state, and visitor centers that weren’t accepting visitors.

Little Bighorn National Battleground, Montana
photographed 8.28.2020

Shrine, after the virus

I have a bit of a fascination with this shrine. I stop in from time to time to see if there’s anything new worth noting. (You may recall it from this post.) When I dropped in last month, it all looked the same as before, only with the addition of that package of sanitizing wipes.

St. Isidore Catholic Church
Abernathy, Texas
photographed 5.20.2020

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