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Not Very 4th of July

 

Vinyl Siding and Weathered Ribs

The Old Dump, where I used to photograph the battered and brief history of human occupation in this area, was cleaned up and bull-dozed over a few years ago. I still go there, to walk with the dog, but not to take photos. It’s not the same: weeds have moved in, as they do when ground in our desert is disturbed. Lovely weeds, actually. About hip-high, like feathers; dry stems only. The countryside is dried out and blonde: humidity has stabilized at around 10%.

During the day it’s too bleak even for me, but in late evening, the wind may come up and harsh sunlight lowers to cast deep shadows. Walking is enjoyable, with the addition of a “sea of weeds” rolling and bowing under the hot breeze.

 

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Flyover Country / Blue Skies are Back

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A handful of native cottonwood and birch trees hug a flat section of riverbank. The widespread branches let the wind rush through, but the trunks are vulnerable to lightning.

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Tree Top Lightning /

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The hills surround us like walrus stranded atop the continent. A column of dust obscures the immediate past; ahead lies the pallet of nothingness, but I am inconstant and drift over the horizon like sand.

 

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Poetry Day / Walrus atop the Continent

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I’m always on the lookout for forgotten photos; the ones that someone dumps in a box and drops at the thrift. The unknown dead, missing and extinct, caught in odd poses or common places. This original print is 1.5″ x 2.5″ but it held up well when scanned. I add color as it seems pleasing to me.

 

 

Found Images / Rediscovery

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