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Saturday, 5 March 2016

Where to stay

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Where to stay | by efo

Where to stay (abandoned motel, Fresno): photo by efo, 7 February 2016

Where to stay | by efo

Where to stay (abandoned motel, Fresno): photo by efo, 7 February 2016

Where to stay | by efo

Where to stay (abandoned motel, Fresno): photo by efo, 7 February 2016

The gardening implements
would disdain these feeble bony digits.
And that would be it.
There'd be nobody here, just
puddles, junk and mud.
A smell of moist earth.
Some guy praying would be
the understandable guy
in this picture. There's a weird mist out there
and scattered hints of Jesus
in the traffic spume. That is, HaySoos.
The gardening implements.
But they're all lost
and gone now, the little stars that live in skies
and won't be coming back this way.
Intreat me not to leave thee.
I'd have no idea where to go.


Complimentary | by efo

Complimentary (Fresno): photo by efo, 31 January 2016

Italian Garden #23 | by LowerDarnley

Italian Garden #23 (Newburyport, Massachusetts): photo by Jim Rohan, 29 February 2016

Italian Garden #22 | by LowerDarnley

Italian Garden #22 (Newburyport, Massachusetts): photo by Jim Rohan, 28 February 2016

Italian Garden #12 | by LowerDarnley

Italian Garden #12 (Newburyport, Massachusetts): photo by Jim Rohan, 8 September 2014

Gardening by Moonlight | by LowerDarnley

 Gardening by Moonlight (Newburyport, Massachusetts): photo by Jim Rohan, 22 March 2015

Wagon Wheel Super Market | by efo

Wagon Wheel Super Market (near Chowchilla): photo by efo, 27 January 2016
 
Wagon Wheel Super Market | by efo
 
Wagon Wheel Super Market (near Chowchilla): photo by efo, 27 January 2016
 
Wagon Wheel Super Market | by efo

Wagon Wheel Super Market (near Chowchilla): photo by efo, 27 January 2016

Call if you need me | by efo

Call if you need me (Merced)
: photo by efo, 26 January 2016

Call if you need me | by efo

Call if you need me (Merced): photo by efo, 26 January 2016

Call if you need me | by efo

Call if you need me (Merced): photo by efo, 26 January 2016

There's trouble downstream | by efo

There's trouble downstream (Fresno): photo by efo, 7 February 2016
 
There's trouble downstream | by efo
 
There's trouble downstream (Fresno): photo by efo, 7 February 2016 
 
There's trouble downstream | by efo

There's trouble downstream (Fresno)
: photo by efo, 7 February 2016



Are you ready for 50 mph winds and 12 inches of #rain #BayArea: image via Lisa Argen Verified account @LisaArgenABC7, 5 March 2016

5 comments:

Barry Taylor said...

There's a particular hauntedness in those monumental/ornamental gardens in decay - manufactured 'nature' surrendering inevitably to the original. That makes sense as a place for some kind of prayer and pollution-spattered hints of Haysoos. Really grabbed by the Jim Rohan pictures - any info on him, Tom?

tpw said...

Really nice poem/prayer. Junk & mud: prime ingredients of our deteriorating infrastructure.

Sandra said...

nice !

vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras) said...

Clark to efo to Rohan--another winning combination.

TC said...

Really pleased that people dig the terrific photographers, efo who's based around here and Jim Rohan back East in the Boston area. A dry sense of humour is never an easy thing to find, let alone in times like these. Both of these guys are very inventive fiddlers with and inventors of cameras, Jim with the Holga plastic toy camera, efo with what he calls the Mysterious Camera. I bow down to both their art. One pauses in trepidation before the thought of who or what that is crawling out of the gardening infrastructure, there.