Photo a Day Challenge

Portraits/People

My Traveling Star

My Traveling Star

Our guide shut off the electric lights to demonstrate total darkness and then the light available to the early miners.


Trouble

Trouble

A Kohler two cycle racer required attention in the paddock.


Lying, Laughing, Loving, Crying

Lying, Laughing, Loving, Crying

Burt Levy hawked his books in the paddock.  His novels include The Last Open Road, Montezuma’s Ferrari, The Fabulous Trashwagon, Toly’s Ghost and The 200 MPH Steamroller.


All I Really Want To Do

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All I Really Want To Do

The second driver of an enduro anxiously awaited the arrival of his ride in pit lane.  This was a two hour enduro race that required three pit stops and a driver change.

 


Silhouettes

Silhouettes

Shared quality time.


Lounge

Lounge

John lounges with a cup of coffee near the pub in the Fox Cities British Car Club clubhouse.


Struck

Struck

 

The blacksmith at the Dockstader shop struck a length of heated iron to shape it.


Long

Long

 

At the Herrling Sawmill we watched a reciprocal saw cut a long board from a log.  A turbine on the Mullet River furnished power.  The sawdust was put to good use insulating packed winter ice blocks for use throughout the summer before the invention of refrigerators.


Cocoon

Cocoon

The fancy shawl dance represents the opening of a cocoon just as a butterfly emerges. Beautiful colors and elegant beading, fringes and embroidery comprise the women’s fancy dance regalia.  Elaborate jewelry, feathers, beaded moccasins and leggings are also worn.

 


Meaningful

Meaningful

The jingle or prayer dress is based upon various legends involving a young girl and her grandfather.  One Ojibwa version tells of a granddaughter who feared her sick grandfather was dying. She sought aid from a medicine  man who instructed her to make a dress that contained tins that would  jingle when she danced so the grandfather would be calmed.  The dance had to be neither fast nor slow but graceful.  The grandfather saw her dance and was healed.

To ensure connection with Mother Earth,  one foot must always be in contact with the ground during the dance.

Read more: http://www.powwows.com/category/articles/powwow/dancing/#ixzz2bIKhbPGQ