Passing the Time

I’ve been away from home for five months now so I have been passing the time with mobile pastimes, such as genealogy and photography. Going through the coronavirus pandemic with my sister while she recovers from unrelated medical issues has been great for both of use. Staying at home gets old, but doing it with someone else helps save one’s sanity.

The Tortoise and the Cat

I don’t have pets at home but for the last few months I have been bonding with Cleo the cat and Tortuga the desert tortoise. Cleo has made the grass catcher on the lawnmower her favorite sitting place. We don’t know why she loves it so much. Tortuga loves eating rose petals after his daily lettuce and fruit.

Family History and Genealogy

Working on the family tree has been possible through Ancestry. I love discovering new facts or documents related to my ancestors.

Trees, Fences, and Flowers

Being confined to a small area, I have taken to photographing tree bark and fence patterns. Funny the things you can see when you really look. Flowers are also favorites subjects. Something is always blooming in California. I’ve been using my smart phone. I haven’t picked up my DSLR in 5 months.

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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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Wood on Wood

Wooden Ladder Hanging on Wooden Shed,Sigtuna,Sweden

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In the Frame

Prized Possession

Copper Teapot, Den Gamle By, Aarhus, Denmark

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Blue Squared #5

Uniform Blues

Uniform Blues, Maasai Village, Tanzania

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July Words With A Twist Of Rope

Rope on deck, Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bight:The middle part of a slack rope, as distinguished from its ends.

 

Nuanced
Polychrome
Bichrome

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

refulgent

A variety of ropes in boats moored along the Nyhavn waterway in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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