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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Spiky Squares #30 – Reflection

Spiky Sunset

Sunset with lake grass, Big Mantrap Lake, Minnesota

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Spiky Squares #27 – Cattail

Spiky Cattail

Spiky Cattail, Mississippi Headwaters, Minnesota

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To Every Season

My 2018 Seasons

Winter – Zermatt

The Matterhorn, from Zermatt, Switzerland

Spring: Lisbon

Iris, Gardens at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

Summer: Minnesota

Sunset, Big Mantrap Lake, Minnesota

Fall: California

Fall Foliage, Sierra Foothills, California

 

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Summertime . . .

And the Livin’ is Easy

Floating

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Black & White Reflections

Smooth As Glass

Dock at boat ramp, Big Mantrap Lake, MinnesotaCFFC

 

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