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Extraordinary Day

You're going to get tired of these, so I'll just say it was another one of those days. Absolutely stunning weather (if windy), high energy, rising power. On the human side, free-form adaptation. Things sliding into place. I could use more of whatever this is. I don't know how to capture it in a photograph. [...]

Neighborhood God

I was driving down the road and had to stop. Right in front of the worst beat-up trailer you've ever seen, in fact. The latilla fencing is reinforced with rusting sheets of corrugated metal. There's nothing in the yard but rocks, an old car seat, and busted children's toys. But when they open their front [...]

Cimarronland

I love this picture. Notice the New Mexico state colors. I'm also thinking that it's quite a deal for a town of fewer than a thousand souls to even have a visitor center. And you see how bright it looks? How strong the sun must be? Well, it was, but by 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning, [...]

It's rough, I know, but sometimes there must be sacrifices. I shot this from the parking lot at the Cimmaron Visitor's Center, which in fairness only has space for maybe half a dozen cars. There's plenty of space on both sides of the street, however, and yes, I know it's Sunday. It strikes me this [...]

Cimarron Sidewalk Patrol

We were driving around Cimarron (pop. 888) and wondering why almost every house, no matter how poor—and there are a lot of those—had some kind of fence around it. As we came around this corner, the answer suddenly was obvious! It only takes one visit from a pair like this to send you down to [...]

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