Posts Tagged ‘History

18
Jun
17

good luck always…

Whether your horseshoe in life is turned upward or downward, may your good fortunes be collected and/or poured forth for you and yours!!!

A bit of horseshoe history & assumptions…

24
May
17

Mt. Edgecumb across Sitka Sound…

in Alaska. The Tlingit people called the sacred mountain, L’ux, which meant ‘to flash’. Spanish explorer Bodega and English explorer named the mountain Mount de San Jacinto and Mount Edgecumbe. Explorer Vancouver repeated the name in his records and the name stayed.

09
May
17

forgotten…

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11
Apr
17

Don’t you wonder?

“The barn standing so simple, embraced with time past, an old dwelling full of memories that forever last.   Rain dripping down the eaves, rabbits burrowing underneath the leaves.   Walking with my mind back to days untold, a path in which my father tread until he was very old.”  Lorraine E. Watson, Ode to the Old Barn

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03
Apr
17

harsh realities…

“We had no choice. Sadness was a dangerous as panthers and bears. The wilderness needs your whole attention.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

06
Mar
17

Vista

on a cloudy day up the Columbia River Gorge…the Vista House atop Crown Point in the distance (Oregon). The photo was taken from Chanticleer Point. The Columbia River is below, with Washington State to the left. That is Beacon Rock to the left, in the distance. 

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03
Mar
17

old, seldom used…

along a remote road in Central Oregon (above Rufus). Standing alone with the modern wind turbines and power lines in the hazy distance. 

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