The things they left behind: As fascinated as I am by the many abandoned homes I’ve come across while exploring the Southern California desert, I’m just as intrigued by the household items and personal possessions that have been discarded along with them. As for the cabin featured in yesterday’s post, there wasn’t much there…just a couple of bedsprings (of course) and, strangely enough, a solitary spatula lying on the ground outside.
That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air … Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.
~ Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose
Photo taken with a Brownie Hawkeye (lens flipped) and Kodak Professional 120 color film.