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Clarity of light

Hello, and welcome to Which One Was It? day here at the blog.

Look at the photo above, and tell me if you think
1. This was a careful compose-and-wait situation.
2. It pretty much an accident.
3. It was a complete accident.

Spur, Texas
photographed 10.12.2019

Center Things

I am thinking of utilizing my spare time to work on a Nebraskan-English dictionary. My late mother-in-law and I could have definitely benefited from such a thing, if you see where I am headed.

Anyway, I’ve already got the first entry:
Nebraskan: center things
English: all those things in the middle of the table

So far, Nebraskan seems a more concise language…

Spur, Texas
photographed 10.12.2019

Getting our hopes up

Our summer started out with cool weather and more-than-normal rainfall. But it soon got over that, and now it seems like maybe it’s never rained here. Ever. Not even a drop. And it’s hot, too – at or above 100 degrees for days at a time.

And that makes it seem like maybe this sign is being unnecessarily cruel.

(I am heading shortly to Chicago for a conference, where the high temperatures are forecast to be in the 70s. My work colleague and I had a discussion about packing; neither one of us can recall the right kind of clothes for that sort of weather.)

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 8.10.2019

Post Office: closed for business

If you ever wondered – and I am sure you have! – what the inside of a closed-down post office looks like, then today is your lucky day. They look like this.

Don’t you feel better now?

Fluvanna, Texas
photographed 10.20.2018

Jesus and the arrows

We’d had a lot of rain, and I took advantage of the first sunny day to get out and see what I could find. I saw the “Jesus Loves You” sign and all those arrows as I turned the corner. I drove a mile or two before I decided that it was worth making a photo of, and then had to drive about five more miles to find a place that was dry enough for me to turn around.

That’s a problem I almost never have.

near Gail, Texas
photographed 10.20.2018

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