Oh no! An elk next to the trail! At Lone Elk Park, near St. Louis, herds of elk are usually seen at quite a distance. In the many times I've hiked there, I'd never seen elk so close to the trail. When I walked past this cow, I could've reached out and touched her. Super-glad …
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/04/23/tuesday-photo-challenge-connections/ My great-niece Clara, connecting with love --- with mom's dog Gracie
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/04/16/tuesday-photo-challenge-worship/ I find churches, whether huge cathedrals or tiny chapels, very beautiful, serene, and peaceful. I am also drawn to cemetery statuary and Mother Mary figurines. I'm not Catholic. I was baptized Congregationalist. I've been to Catholic mass, both wedding and funeral, went to Vacation Bible School through the Nazarene church in Maryland, and sat …
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/04/09/tuesday-photo-challenge-cake/ Two years ago, my niece, Lauren, decided to make our traditional lamb Easter cake. Usually my sister is the creator of said lamb cake, but Lauren wanted to contribute to the Easter dinner. Sadly, the lamb decapitated itself. Lamb fail. But it tasted great. She also said she'd never make another one.
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2018/11/13/tuesday-photo-challenge-trio/ My sister, my Mom, and me in 1969 after my brother James was born.
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2018/05/15/tuesday-photo-challenge-shine/ sunset on Ma & Dad's farm shining thru the window of their old rusty truck.
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2018/05/08/tuesday-photo-challenge-rise/ hiking up the Deer Leap Trail, Roaring River State Park, Cassville, MO
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2018/04/17/tuesday-photo-challenge-rain/ Coming home from a visit with my children in the Chicago area, torrential rain started in Bloomington, IL and continued for hours -- I drove 3 hours in conditions like this and worse. It was just nuts.
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2018/04/10/tuesday-photo-challenge-breathe/ I could sit here all day, drinking in the sunshine, listening to the water gurgle, watching the birds and insects .... and having a glass of red wine, as this pond is on the grounds of Cave Winery in Ste. Genevieve, MO.
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2018/04/03/tuesday-photo-challenge-future/ Seeing the future rose in a tiny bud.