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LotLotLot (for sale)

Of course, when this town was settled and named Mecca, it was a name with great connotations, with grand visions of a beautiful life beside a thriving inland sea.

Now it seems sort of an ironic name.

But there ARE lots and lots of lots for sale.

Mecca, California
photographed 2.13.2022


A long ribbon of birds, heading to roost for the night, are reflected in the foreground puddle.

Salton Sea, California
photographed 2.10.2022

the seeker

And you’re limned
In light, golden and thin

(A pair of lines from Bruce Cockburn’s lovely song “Look How Far” seem particularly relevant here.)

Bombay Beach
Salton Sea, California
photographed 2.12.2022

several sides of the same coin

Just after sundown, the lights of the geothermal plant glow. And somehow, the surface of the water also glows.

One star lights up the sky and is mirrored by a light on the distant shoreline.

And the dark-blue arc of the approaching night finds its balance with the darkening ground.

Salton Sea, California
photographed 2.11.2022


Yes, I was very happy when our photography group leader not only drove us past this skeleton of an agriculture building, but then pulled off the road so we could photograph it. And my thanks to everyone else in the group who may not have been quite as giddy as I was, but were too polite to tell me they rather be anyplace else.

near Calipatria, California
photographed 2.12.2022

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