Down on the Farm

Grandpa and his Holsteins

My father grew up on a farm in Northwest Minnesota, near a small town called Foxhome. My grandfather was a grain and dairy farmer and had a herd of holsteins. Grandpa was a tall, handsome man of few words, and he worked hard every day. Life was not easy when you had a house full of  kids and cows that needed milking. He appears to have been hosting a meeting of local dairy farmers. When I was young, I loved to go visit the farm and the cows. Grandpa sold off the herd in late-1960s. My dad took these photos about 1948/1950 when he was home for a college break. He used a camera he had purchased while in the army after World War II.

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Begging for More

Royal Swans A Swimming

Swans on the River Thames, Windsor, England

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Birds of a Feather

Lilac-Breasted Roller

Lilac-Breasted Roller, Serengeti National Park,Tanzania

The lilac-breasted roller is widely found throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Territorial by nature, it prefers open woodlands and savannas, and is normally found perched in trees. It is the national bird of Kenya.

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Angry Birds

Dive-Bomb

Dive bombing gull, Chena Lakes, Alaska

I got too close to a gull’s nest while walking along the shore of Chena Lake near Fairbanks, Alaska. The gull began to dive-bomb me, swooping very close to the top of my head.

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Time Squared: #14

Feeding Time

Feeding Time, Den Gamle By, Aarhus, Denmark

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Word of the Day: Amble

Doing the Poultry Amble

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