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Clouds overhead were ghostly gray

It’s unusual to see cloudy skies out here. These kinds of clouds, anyway – low gray ones that hang around all day. In the summer, it’s not uncommon to have thunderclouds build up and quickly dissipate.

But how about the way the lighter shapes in the clouds echo the shape of the shrubbery by the stairs?

Shafter, Texas
photographed 12.22.2018

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

Her death became a prison

View from inside a cemetery shrine, constrained by the bars on the glass-free window.

Shafter, Texas
photographed 12.22.2018

No ladder, no problem

See? You probably don’t even NEED a ladder for most things. A chair will work just fine.

Shafter, Texas
photographed 12.22.2018

Grotto

On my only other visit to Shafter, the church door was unlocked and I was able to get some photos inside. I didn’t realize how much I was looking forward to shooting inside there again, in muted light this time, until I discovered the door I’d gone in before was locked. And so were all the others. It was a disappointment.

But at least I got to see this, on the back of the church.

Shafter, Texas
photographed 12.22.2018

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