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This isn’t the first time that I’ve noticed a store window display full of giant dresses. It’s also not the first time the reflection from across the street has added to the scene. And it’s also not the first time I’ve photographed it.

Roswell, New Mexico
photographed 5.22.2021

some things are never found

Really, sometimes the jokes really DO write themselves. Like this “Lost &      ” sign on the wall at the municipal swimming pool.

Idalou, Texas
photographed 5.16.2021


All the cemetery trash – faded plastic flowers, dead real ones, a surprising number of beer cans, and pieces of tumbleweeds – has been relegated to a cage at the back.

Dora, New Mexico
photographed 5.23.2021

to die, to sleep

Maybe you’re used to random music lyrics (usually something from Bruce Cockburn), so this is new – a Shakespeare quote:

To die, to sleep

But the sight of this very sketchy mattress in an abandoned building that was behind another abandoned building – and I’m not even going to talk about that pentagram painted on the wall – definitely brought the word “die” to mind. And from there, it was a short leap to Hamlet.

Chaves County, New Mexico
photographed 5.23.2021

It was just a matter of time

With various dollar stores all over the place, it was just a matter of time until two of them ended up as shopping center neighbors.

I sort of imagine the two store managers standing in the parking lot hurling insults at each other and was a little sad that was not happening when I was there…

Roswell, New Mexico
photographed 5.22.2021

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