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If having a crush on a town is a thing, then I am pretty sure I have a crush on Spur. I go there often, and always find interesting things (like telephones or swimming pools or mysterious signs.)

On this particular trip, my friend Mary and I stopped for lunch at the Dixie Dog; we sat at the counter, which is how we were able to hear the cook say, when she’d caught up with the lunch orders, that she was going to step outside and smoke “a piece” of her cigarette.

How can you not have a crush on a town when you can hear something like that?

the Dixie Dog
Spur, Texas
photographed 3.14.2015



Another Spur scene – I love Spur!

Spur, Texas
photographed 3.14.2015



The fleur-de-lis has a long history that spans religious, political, artistic, and other symbols. Of course, it’s also used as a decorative element in headboards, as seen here.

I think the fleur-de-lis designs really class up this scene, in a roofless building in a tiny Texas town. And not only that, they seem to be providing some sort of building-security function at the same time. Way to go, fleurs!

(Also: WordPress is pretty sure I meant to type “flour-de-lis,” which just shows what they know.)

Spur, Texas
photographed 3.14.2015

Artists of Texas – Rural Texas photography show

It’s been a good year.

This morning, I received notification that all three images I submitted to the Artists of Texas’ Rural Texas photography show were accepted. And one of them, “Red Mud Cemetery,” was selected in the top 25 images.


The other two images in the show are “The Last Rotary” and “Bulldogs.”

All three images were made in or near Spur, Texas.



And, this seems like a good time to thank everyone who’s left a “like” or a comment or who’s stopped by the blog to see what I’m up to. You guys keep me going!

Lining Up


I just don’t have the slightest idea what that skinny PVC pipe is doing, poking out of the building like that, other than lining up nicely with the skinny cloud. Do you suppose the pipe disappeared when the cloud did?

Spur, Texas
photographed 3.14.2015

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