Tag Archives: august

Baptism and Belonging

        Andrew’s Baptism at South Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Rothsay, MN This last weekend I had the pleasure of gathering with my wife’s family for the baptism of the latest member, Andrew. It was the first time that I … Continue reading

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Photography, Dragonflies, and Healing

  Dragonfly, Wood Lake Nature Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2012 Update: First image had unacceptable color shift and lack of sharpness. This turned out to be the result of the conversion software used to upload file. I tried a different approach. … Continue reading

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Atocha Train Station

Atocha Train Station, Madrid, Spain 08/2005 On March 11, 2004, bombs tore a commuter train to pieces at the Atocha train station. The multiple blasts occurred as the train pulled up next to platforms crowded with commuters, killing 191 people … Continue reading

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Green Lantern, Santiago de Compostela

Green Lantern and Arches, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2005 For hundreds of years, pilgrims have made their way along the Camino towards the Cathedral de Santiago: each soul on his/her unique journey. The physical and emotional effort that the traveler … Continue reading

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Bridge Over the Pisuerga (photo abstraction)

Bridge Over the Pisuerga (abstraction) This photo-abstraction was created using Lightroom and PhotoShop. Here is the original photo.    Bridge Over the Pisuerga River, Palencia, Spain, 2005 The beauty of digital photography is that it is possible to take a … Continue reading

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Parched Landscape along the Camino de Santiago

In August, the farmlands of Castile and Leon are scorched. Arid breezes provide momentary relief but the price is thirst. In the fields the brittle wheat stubble is the color of ancient bones. The land is quiet, little moves except … Continue reading

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Shepard and His Flock – Camino de Santiago de Compostela

Shepard and his flock on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2005 In August, 2005, my wife and I traveled by bicycle and train along one of the paths of the Camino, from Burgos to Santiago de Compostela. There … Continue reading

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Song of the Cicadas

Chatfield, Minnesota, 08/20/1982 It’s about an hour before sunset, on a hot and humid August evening. An orange sun slowly descends towards the pale smoke blue hills on the west side of the valley.  The abandoned rope swing hangs limply … Continue reading

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