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Alley View

The winter-day alley view. (Look closely at the building on the right and you can see a row of tiny icicles…)

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 3.3.2019

Icy Berm

The east side of the landscaping berm is covered with bulbs that have emerged from their winter below ground. And, on Tuesday, the plants, the berm, and the rest of the yard were covered with ice.

Maybe I’ve mentioned it previously, but I really just don’t like cold weather. I get worse about it every year, too; right now I don’t even like going to the north side of town because I fear it’ll be colder up there.  But that layer of ice on the plants was lovely and, thinking of my loyal reader(s) as always, I braved the bitter temperatures* to get this shot.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 2.19.2019

*Yes. Bitter, bitter temperatures. (31 degrees, if you have to know.)

Bitter edges of a winter day

Christmas Eve in a cemetery seemed quite bleak anyway. And there was snow and a new storm moving in, both of which added to the feel of the day.

And this plastic, brittle and broken in the cold, and barbed wire? It just got worse.

Los Llanitos Cemetery
Truchas, New Mexico
photographed 12.24.2015

Illuminations

Remember yesterday, when I posted my first-ever photo of Moriarty, New Mexico?

Here’s what I saw in the (gigantic) parking lot of a fireworks stand. See how those flags and banners are held by the wind? And see the puddles in the parking lot? That, plus the fact that I had an absolutely inappropriate coat will explain why I didn’t stay very long in Moriarty. But at least I got off the highway, finally, and looked around.

Moriarty, New Mexico
photographed 2.15.2018

Available Seating

In the summer, these seats are full of people who’ve come here to see the musical “Texas”, a musical that’s (sort of) based on the history of this part of Texas. (Apparently ALL the early settlers could sing and dance! Amazing!)

Anyway, at the end of December, the place is empty.

Guess which way I like it?

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas
photographed 12.30.2017

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