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That’s why I felt like I was being watched

I was in Brownfield, Texas, on a Sunday morning, doing my thing – checking out stuff downtown. I found the vacant movie theater, and shot a photo through a broken window to get the interior. Then I turned around, and let my gaze track across the marquee that jutted over the sidewalk. Two-thirds of the way across it, I saw this cat, just chilling in the joists. I was a lot less chill when I spotted her, but after I got over the initial surprise, I laughed. Then I made a photo.

At least it wasn’t a crazed killer lurking up there…

Brownfield, Texas
photographed 2.3.2019

Who am I to doubt these mysteries?

It’s been a while since I’ve posted song lyrics that (in my mind) relate to the day’s image. This photo made me think of the song “Guadalupe” with the fantastic line “Who am I to doubt these mysteries?” and here are two versions of it. This one is by Tom Russell, and this one is by Gretchen Peters, with Tom Russell. (If you like the way Tom and Gretchen sound together, you should look for their album One to the Heart One to the Head.)

I found these well-used candles in the church in Terlingua, Texas’s most famous ghost town.

Terlingua, Texas
photographed 1.20.2013

Back/light

A walk in the woods, and a lovely back-lit plant.

near Wimberley, Texas
photographed 1.19.2019

Hot bath

I spent a couple of nights in a vacation rental that was an Airstream trailer. Here’s what I learned:
1. The place was cute, but it looked a little better online than in person.
2. Damn. It was TINY inside.
3. I could never be one of those people who live in a “tiny house” because it turns out there’s a bit of claustrophobia in my veins…
4. The inside shower was approximately the size of a suitcase.
5. Which made the outdoor shower extremely appealing.

near Wimberley, Texas
photographed 1.19.2019

Museum in progress

I first visited this little ghost-town museum in November 2017; I don’t think one thing had changed between then and my return visit a year later. Evidently ghosts are pretty slow at building finish-out.

Shafter, Texas
photographed 12.22.2018

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