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I can’t stop the rain

Me, looking at map and at clouds: We’ll need to stop in Moran. I can find something there to put in the foreground.

Patient Spouse:

Moran, Texas
photographed 5.22.2020

Building Up

It’s been a stormy spring – literally as well as in many other ways.

Moran, Texas
photographed 5.22.2020

Storm Lion

Those clouds seemed nicely fluffy and white and photogenic when I stopped to get them posing behind a stone lion. Later that night, however, in a town 120 miles away, hailstones were so large they crashed through roofs AND ceilings and landed on the floor. And in another direction, about the same distance, a tornado caused damage in a small town. I don’t think the lion knew what was going to happen, but I guess you never know with stone lions, do you?

Albany, Texas
photographed 5.22.2020

Two options: parking lot or sky

If you get the impression from this picture that the main two things here are parking lots and skies, you would not be too far from the truth.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 3.18.2020


I am not sure why all these crosses were lined up along the street on the outskirts of Española.

I’ve stopped at a lot of roadside crosses, and almost all the time they indicate a place where someone lost their life along the roadway. But this seemed different, somehow. For one thing, there were so many of them. And the death dates were different. Maybe over time, this has developed into the most dangerous roadway in the state. Or maybe over time, this has developed into an ad hoc location to put up a cross for a deceased loved one, if you can’t afford a traditional gravesite.

Española, New Mexico
photographed 9.1.2019

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