The dregs of dreams, 2

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More dregs, more dreams.

The walls of this structure are slowly returning to the hard earth from which they came. Literally:  the walls are made from adobe, an ancient building method that’s still in use.  It’s sustainable – the ingredients are clay, sand, dirt, water, and some sort of organic material (straw, usually.)  It doesn’t require any specialized tools. Adobe walls are load-bearing a,nd have good thermal properties. With the proper covering (plaster, or whitewash) adobe walls can last a long time.

Adobe won’t last once that outer covering is gone, and melts away.

In a desert that takes a while, but it still happens.

Terlingua, Texas
photographed 1.20.2013

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