a rusty horseshoe over
the missing door
An oxbow lake always reminds me of the TV Western series called The Virginian, that I followed during my childhood. Ah missing doors, and horseshoes, perhaps a ranch that has gone under but might become of those strange Gentleman's farm, that at least on TV, seem to be a cover
Of course we might wonder what has gone missing in general in the great West.
Scope vol. 60 no. 3 (FAWQ magazine April 2014)
Things left behind by the movements of rivers or the movements of men. Nostalgia for a west I never knew except on TV, or on boyhood fishing trips with my dad, when we sometimes penetrated into scenes and places that had been left behind sometime long, long ago, after mines had run out, rivers had changed course, railroads had come and gone, towns that had been flooded or had simply packed up and moved away in search of new opportunity.