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Snow Morning

A little bit of overnight snow made Saturday morning look a lot different than the morning before. But by the middle of the day, the snow was gone.

Which reminds me, when we were in Minnesota last fall the main topic of conversation among the locals was Winter. (They capitalized it when they spoke the word. I could tell.) One man told us that a few winters ago there was “too much snow” to use a snowmobile. There’s almost nothing in that sentence that makes any kind of sense to me.

Sadly, this lovely bit of snow turned tragic: about the same time I was making this image, a driver lost control of her vehicle and ran into a group of first responders who were on the scene of earlier accidents. Two of the first responders were killed and the other one is still hospitalized. The first funeral is today; our whole city is in shock over what happened. That doesn’t have anything to do with this photo, but it’s been on my mind this week.

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 1.11.2020

Snow Tires

It’s been almost three years since we got enough snow to even notice. So, naturally, we had to get out and drive around in it…

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 12.9.2018

Range Balls

In a previous career, in an effort to crack the boy’s club at the office, my co-worker and I decided to take up golf. (The Boys in the Club were often missing on Friday afternoons, out playing golf together. It was loads and loads of bullshit.)

Of course, we didn’t break into the Club: she was transferred to another location a thousand miles away and I eventually ended up getting fired. (But don’t feel bad for either one of us, as we are both much better off now.) Also, of course, we didn’t turn into golfers.

There’s a golf course down the street from my house, and its future seems in doubt. It looks closed, and there’s rumors that a church bought the site.

Anyway, the other day the weather forecast was for a big winter storm and I decided that shooting the abandoned-looking driving range with the backdrop of bad weather would be a good idea. The day the storm was supposed to arrive, all we had were some clouds that were barely interesting. But then, overnight, snow! These two photos were made almost exactly 24 hours apart.

Stonegate Golf Course
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 12.7.2018 and 12.8.2018

More on the way


This is what we saw on the way to see this church: last week’s snowfall and clouds bringing the next round piling up on the mountains.

Truchas, New Mexico
photographed 12.24.2015

May be why the willow weeps


Ice-crusted branches on the willow tree on day two of my winter series.

I liked the reminder that the branches were once pliable enough to be knotted like this, but the knot itself seemed cruel.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 2.28.2015

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