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It Was A Dark And Snowy Night In Texas – Plano, Texas (Fuji X100)

Livi’s Mom: RANIER! RANIER! QUICK! IT’S SNOWING!

It is? In… Texas?

The first and last time I experienced snow was in 2000 at Angel’s Camp, CA. I was ten years old and the snow on the ground felt ten months old. It was hardened, like blocks of ice, but hey! I’m a Bay Area kid so I could care less! Snow angels, snowball fights, and snowmen, here I come!… Unfortunately, the snow was so stiff the snowball my oldest brother threw cracked the skin on my brother’s temple. He was pissed.

But this? This was wonderful. I never experienced falling snow so it was such a treat. I walked out with Livi’s mom, her brother, their dog Mila, and my dog Oso.

olin snow

Handheld @ ISO 4,000

 

This shot blew my mind. I could actually see the snowflake shape on the tree stump. I had never seen it before. Maybe in art class cut out of binder paper, but not like this.

snowflake

As I felt the gentle bodies of ice sleep softly on my cheek,  I was reminded of all the beauty and mystery of life.

hand in snow  .

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Yup, This Is Definitely Texas: My First Day In Dallas (Fuji X100)

When Livi and I arrived in Dallas for the very first time I caught a glimpse of this cowboy right outside the airport. With a rush of hot air in my face and the sight of his camel toned outfit I thought, damn, I am in Texas.

marlboro man

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Where Porcelain Dolls Go To Die: Inside Curiousities, A Vintage Store (Fuji X100)

A month ago I stepped into the odd world of Curiosities, a vintage store in Dallas, Texas. Speckled throughout the collection of taxidermy and early 1900’s medical supplies (DIY liver transplant, anyone?) were porcelain dolls. They hung out like mini bouncers ready to follow you around each corner. The collection of stuff was meticulously random, like a Jackson Pollock painting but instead of throwing paint on canvas, they dumped vintage photographs and porcelain knick-knacks. Here are some of the characters I found:

armless soldier doll vintage lady doll head lady cracked face

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