Fields of Ancestors

Frank at Dutch Goes the Photo has a Tuesday challenge and the theme this week is field. Last year in May, we took a road trip to the Dakotas. It was our first visit to North Dakota. Fields are ubiquitous in North Dakota – wide fields of planted crops or endless prairie. Some fields harbor […]

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WPC: Aqueous

WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge is liquid. Raindrop: Microcosm Fluidity: Still water peace Wave: Ocean in motion Liquor Aqua: Water is life Reflection: Moisture in air’s reflection on lakeBuoyancy: floating on water Frozen liquid: dripping Rainbow: Moisture refracted, light dispersedWater cycle: Condensation Fog is but a cloud that touches the earth. Water = Life  

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CFFC: Up and Down We Wander

Ways to go up and down outside is Cee’s theme this week for her Fun Foto Challenge. I think I would be too chicken to go up in a hot air balloon, but an enclosed cable car or funicular is fun. Many of the people going from upper to lower (or vice versa) Quebec opt […]

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CFFC: Oh, you!!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is the letter U – must have both an ‘o’ and a ‘u’ in the word. Round   Fountains   Mountain     Clouds             Consumers   Couple   Spouse   Dungeon The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, Charleston, SC. It was built by […]

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WPC: Going Up?

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week is ascend.  If I were a bird, I would spread my wings and fly! Since humans have no wings, we have created other ways to go up… Escalators at Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago (two of these go down, one goes up) Circular stairways at Grand Ave. […]

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CFFC: N is for…

My grand-nephew Nicholas (picture taken several years ago; Nicholas is now 21.) Not only is he handsome but he’s a talented musician also! November nature display in my neighborhood A Nissan in Nicaragua Northern Lights on an Alaskan night Native American culture at the North Dakota Cultural Center (Bismarck, ND)   (More about the North […]

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CFFC: Jews on the Prairie

Reading the book North Dakota Curious, I was intrigued by the references to two Jewish cemeteries in North Dakota. Jewish pioneer settlements were mainly in two rural areas of North Dakota: Wishek/Ashley in the southeast produced two relatively famous (or infamous?) people – Ted Mann  (founder of Mann theater chain) and David Berman (notorious gangster […]

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