Category Archives: Photography

Historic South Dakota

    When people hear “South Dakota” they often jump to an image of an endless prairie. Believe me, there’s plenty of that, but it does have a rich history and great beauty. I live in the Black Hills. This … Continue reading

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Free-range grapes

     I don’t garden. I find it a sweaty, dirty endeavor with little reward, at least the way I do it. Why did I think I needed a yard? The grass just keeps growing. I keep mowing. It’s a vicious … Continue reading

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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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