Thursday, February 11, 2010

Walk and Talk with Me

Walk and Talk with Me, 1, 2, 3, 4 Feburary 7, 2010
West Odessa, Texas

1. This tangle is another view of Virgin's Bower, bereft of blooms or plumes. Those who follow my blog have an idea how much I enjoy photographing this plant. I've often thought of making a list of my favorite plants. Then changed my mind when I realized it would be easier to make a list of those I don't like. And right now, in February? I can't think of a single plant I don't like.
2. After you've been taking photos a while, you come to a sturdy conclusion: the lighting makes all the difference.

I'm such a predictable goofball -- when I see something like this, so beautiful to me, I literally gasp. When my dogs hear that gasp, they get excited, "Yay! We'll be getting out of the truck here!"

3. There are lots of old, abandoned houses in West Odessa. (Along with lots of building of new ones, odd as that may seem.) I suppose that's one of the reasons I live here, why I'm willing to put up with a lot of the junky-ness of it.

I have photo themes. Certain themes, like old clotheslines, will always prompt an immediate stop for photographing. The older, the better.
4. This day, I got a little far from home, ended up near the train tracks on the way toward Penwell. It seemed ironic to me that this train -- a really long one -- would come by just as I was thinking very badly of the knuckleheads who had been dumping tires and water heaters under the overpass there.

Why ironic? "Great, here comes more future junk."


jomamma said...

West Texas, bless it's heart. It's so abused.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

1. A beautifiul shot of the etchy-sketchy lines I love. Nature does it best.
2. That IS a gasp shot! Beautiful, stunning image. Makes me forget that these lovely white lines are actually make them look like jewels.
3. Funny that the pegs are there, like the person who unpegged the washing was actually coming back. They wait.
4. Interesting observation! Today's success will eventually become tomorrows waste...I would love to set up a string of train carriages and have them as my studio. There are a few that I have seen set up as cafes...

Thanks for the walk!
PS: I've downloaded some software that makes the grid things I love so much! Yay!

Bobbie said...

I love the cactus. They look like they are walking and talking with you and have bent over to look at something.

I like clotheslines too. Matter of fact I wish I had one and have asked for it many times only to be poo-pooed and told how I don't need it. My first remembrance is climbing up to the roof of my playhouse at age 5 so I could jump off and over the 5 lines....don't you know I got into a lot of trouble for that! But did it stop me? nooooooo