Wheel Me Out (Goodbyes)


For those that haven’t heard by now (as the news has traveled like a wildfire, oops, bad pun), the long standing BIG TEX character that the Texas State Fair has held for some 60 years burned last Friday. The remnants of some clothing and the frame which supported him were all that remained by the time that I got there to photograph it.

Longer story short, he will be missed and remembered. As is the case of being in Texas, everything was done bigger and better and Big Tex received both a bodybag and a motorcade to escort the “body” away. Emotions were high (albeit over an inanimate object that will return next year), but the story was captured as it is TRULY one of the rarest sights in recent Dallas history.

As the time to say goodbye to Tex has come, so also has the last three week engagement of the Chihuly Glass Sculpture exhibit over at the Dallas Arboretum. I was able to visit on Saturday with the Bakos Family (kind thanks to them) and while doing their family shoot was able to take in some of the glory of the man’s work. A harmony not normally experienced lay within the garden area. A striking synergy between the installations and the fall foliage created a lovely atmosphere to both work and create within.

The end of so many things come so close together and here at the beginning of the end of the year. Timing is everything and if the Mayans were right, then maybe Dallas’ accidental version of Burning Man may be a portent of something greater.

But surely you aren’t superstitious. Are you?

Halloween lurks around the corner! I intend to have a mix up before too much more time passes, but I’ll let Was Not Was cover the tunes for today. See you on Tuesday!

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About rufusp2k8

I'm a local freelance photographer taking in life and musing on how things are and what they could be all through my lens. I add light and sound to further the vision each Tuesday and Thursday. I can be found on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ebonsoul-Photos/227797643952140 or e-mailed for work/events here: bigbgk@hotmail.com For other content by myself, check out: http://about.me/Brian_G_Knowles
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