Dug Out 31 March 2014


On a trip through Texas with a couple of stops in Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado, I was able to take in so many images. Driving along the Sante Fe Trail, I tried to imagine what it would’ve been like to come across the country in a wagon train or on my horse-wow. It must have been so incredible and so difficult too. These two photos of the two sides of a dug out show the actual space where a man and a woman lived together building a life on the prairie. I’m so fascinated by this kind of life and I guess that is why my settings reflect those rural places, including the stars, where a person can still have room to think and to be. Of course I realize that winters and sand/dust storms may not have been so pleasant in such a small, dark space. Yet, there is something to be said for simplicity, for rising at dawn and going to rest at dusk, for reading and writing by lantern or grease candle, and for conversation that isn’t overshadowed by TV or computer. 

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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