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Fearless

A hostile landscape and a threatening storm: there should have been a warning that only the most fearless of us should enter.

near Abiquiu, New Mexico
photographed 7.3.2014

It was curtains for this place

It was apparent that this place was no longer in use, which made those curtains that much sadder, somehow.

And look! Even more yucca.

House, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2019

The Yucca Field

I suppose there is a good reason for a field of yucca to flourish, when all the surrounding spots are largely yucca-free. It’s just that I don’t know what it is.

(Here’s what I DO know: pants and/or snake boots would have been a less scratchy option than my skort-and-Converse outfit.) (And on a completely unrelated note, does anyone know where I could purchase snake boots?)

House, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2019

Stormy Gap

We would shortly outrun the clouds, but for a few minutes it looked like rain was likely.

Melrose, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2019

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

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