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."