Africa is such a diverse continent. There are so many different types of tribes, peoples, landscapes and animals. I am sure I could easily create a whole blog for each category and never come close to exposing the richness of the dark continent! I have included photos from various times depicting various scenes. With Africa being a central part of WWII, the continent was deeply embroiled and forever changed by the conflict. Be sure to let me know your favorite or most moving photo, I always appreciate the feedback. My favorite is the 1903 Zulu Motor Cab, but I am most intrigued by the little boy standing inside the elephant leg, what an odd thing!
We decided to go cut a tree this year. We live a lot of our life in old movies, books and really love the past. Short of getting out the draft horses and hiking into the wilderness, the next best thing is the Christmas tree farm. We made a day of it and had a lot of fun! By the end of the day, even the dog snuggled up on the couch 🙂
So many trees to choose from! Thought we better play in the snow before making such an important decision!
Charlie had as much fun as anyone else! We played in the snow until our fingers and toes were numb. Finally time though to get serious and I think we found our tree.
After some work we were able to get it somewhat dusted off and loaded up on the car. It does not look real big standing next to that huge tree. We were in for a big surprise!
This is one large tree, I think it grew on it’s way to the car 🙂
After I wrestled it into the house and defrosted it, we got our little helpers busy with lights and ornaments.
By this time, Charlie was done for!\
Inspired by the past, unfortunately we cannot go back in time, but this was the next best thing for us. Thanks for stopping by, please check out the old time Christmas photos I found below 🙂
This is a fascinating collection of Native American Indian photographs from the turn of the last century! Several tribes are represented in this collection: Sioux, Walapai, Brule, Arikara and Tluwulahu. Such a stoic people, I believe that there is a lot to be learned from lives that were led so simply. While I look to god for my spiritual and worldly guidance, I do believe there is a lot to glean from these “simple” people. There lives were anything but simple, the thought of living from the land, every minute of every day, really gives me pause. I want to give credit for these spectacular photos, the clarity of old film just cannot be duplicated by a digital memory! All of these photos were originally shot by Edward S. Curtis and can be found on this website: http://www.old-picture.com/
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