Category Archives: Photography

Disruption to the cutest degree

Every cat-owning writer is plagued with this disruption. Rex is too big to fit on the keyboard now, but he does insist on sitting on my lap when I write, or should I say, try to write. Note the excellent … Continue reading

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South Dakota Treasures

This is the beauty of South Dakota backroads. You have to go where the signs say “Dead End” or “Bridge Closed.” Meet the Belle Fourche River (pronounced Bell Foosh) near Vale, South Dakota. Anybody know what year and make of … Continue reading

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South Dakota

  Things don’t change here. I live on the edge of nothingness, next to loneliness and despair. This is the plains of South Dakota, the farm where I grew up. I’m still here. I’m not sure why. My grandparents, a … Continue reading

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A Tree for Momma

I remember when Papa planted the acorn next to Momma’s grave. We was too poor for a headstone, and besides, Papa said a tree would be a living memory, a way to keep her alive, and every time we came … Continue reading

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A Face in the Window

I love this accidental photo my son took of himself taking a picture me and my little River dog. WordPress photo challenge – A Face in the Crowd

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South Dakota’s Hidden Treasures

  South Dakota is a hidden treasure. Sure we have Mt. Rushmore, but that’s not what makes it special. We have Crazy House Monument and the Badlands, Harney Peak and Jewel Cave. My favorite treasure in the Black Hills is Iron … Continue reading

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Good Girl

GOOD GIRL “There’s not much more I can do.” The snap of his latex gloves emphasizes his conclusion. Her brown eyes, cloudy and sad, tell me it’s okay to let her go. “We’ve had a good run,” she seems to … Continue reading

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Eclipse – Variation on a Theme

Totality, baby! We observed the eclipse in Casper, Wyoming. Talk about cool. The Daily Post: Variation on a Theme

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Silence

Daily Post Photo Challenge: Silence   The South Dakota landscape owns a special kind of silence, wide and endless, a package of time oblivious to people. The prairie celebrates hardship and embraces the scars left by erosion. When left in … Continue reading

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Weathered: Sacred Places

Daily Post Challenge, Weathered Bear Butte, located northeast of Sturgis, South Dakota, is an important religious site for many plains tribes including the Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne. Geologically, it’s not a butte but a laccolith, an intrusive igneous body that uplifts the … Continue reading

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