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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Candid Camera

The Aria

The Aria, Alcobaça , Portugal

An tenor belts out an aria in a exterior passageway at the Monastery of Alcobaça in Alcobaça, Portugal

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Wood on Wood

Wooden Ladder Hanging on Wooden Shed,Sigtuna,Sweden

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Lines and Angles

Intersections

The Riverboat Discovery, Fairbanks, Alaska

The sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery which gives tours on the Chena and Tanana Rivers near Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Cute in Any Language

Mrembo Means Cute in Swahili

Three kids sitting in a tree in a village in Tanzania.

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Black & White in Color

Silver Fish on a Silver Dish

Detail, Dish Cover, Antoine- Sebastian Durand, (master in 1740), Paris c. 1745-1755, Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

 

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