Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Picture Perfect Competition Time #1 ~ Ethnic

 
The theme this week is "Ethnic".  It is defined by PP as follows:
 

ETHNIC

(ethnic: pertaining to or characteristic of a people, group, religion or culture)

 

In our little area of the world, farm land is a large part of our culture.  Sadly, a lot of it lays dormant these days.  Many of the farmers have had to take on jobs to make ends meet.  On my cousins farm, there are no fields, only a garden with enough vegetables to carry the family over.  There are, however, animals that must be tended each day.  Above is a photo of my cousin doing just that.

 

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43 comments:

  1. smiles..a picture worth a thousand words! Great job....

    (is that a gun she is carrying?)

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  2. OH MY GOD she's stabbing a Wooley Mammoth.
    The gun is probably in case she sees a mouse.

    No I can't be serious for 1 minute. I wouldn't be me if I was. LOL

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  3. Guns are a part of the culture of this area too. There are all sorts of critters you can run into on a farm. Rattlesnakes as long as you are, coyote, and an occasional wild hog. Morticia is always prepared.

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  4. Wonderful shot! Hope she doesn't have to use that gun too often, but I imagine she knows how to if she has to. Well done.

    Thanks for visiting Picture Perfect ~ ~ ~ # 1 - Ethnic

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  5. She's the best shot in two counties. Only one has been able to out shoot her and that was her son. She taught him.

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  6. Perfect example of American farm culture. Its sad what happens to farmers here. They are, to me, the backbone of this country.

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  7. Love this pic!

    Thanks for seeing mine.

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  8. Shows the whole sad truth of todays lot for many farmers. A Very good photo.

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  9. and he is prepared for snakes or other things and entry fits the theme
    Rockin' Heart Ranch Ethnic Cluture

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  10. What a super shot Linda, I'm intrigued by the gun and also with that big stripey thing in the background.
    What is it?

    I've got nothing particularly ethnic to show, so no entry...

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  11. It's really sad that so much of our precious farmland lays in waste in this country due to political assignation. A powerful message, or should be. That being said, this is a wonderful capture of daily life! :)

    http://cachinnae.multiply.com/journal/item/365/1511_....._Picture_Perfect_....._ETHNIC

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  12. It's a bale of hay Mia. There are several there for the livestock.

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  13. i love this picture...the composition and the colours...

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  14. Very nice my friend! I think you've captured the essence of life on the farm beautifully Linda.

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  15. We have the same problem here in South Africa. It is so sad and of course contributes to higher prices and eventually shortages on products.
    http://klintm.multiply.com/journal/item/111/Picture_Perfect_Competition_Time_1_Ethnic

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  16. Oh wow what a great example of
    Ethnic. Powerful photo. Says a lot about
    our Country. Great job.

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  17. Farming requires much hard work and your photo captures the labors of farming wonderfully!

    http://sweetpotatoqueen.multiply.com/journal/item/471/Picture_Perfect_Ethnic

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  18. The same problem is all over the world , we were a self sufficient country but not any more.
    I hope she doesnt need to use the gun. We have a saying in Turkish , ' The horn grows bigger than the ear ' so her son out shoot her.
    Thanks for your visit , I hope one day you will come to watch them.

    http://ummancan.multiply.com/journal/item/315/Picture_Perfect_Ethnic?replies_read=4

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  19. too cool! Love rolled hay.. makes for good "creatures" come Halloween.. lol
    of course Cuz looks good no matter what she's a doin'. :)
    (I ain't got nuttin up yet.. still ponderin what to use)

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  20. I like that your take on ethnicity is defined in a domestic (American) way that is increasingly rare. Nice photo!
    http://aspenglow24.multiply.com/journal/item/208/PICTURE_PERFECT_ETHNIC

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  21. very interesting perspective, Linda! i guess it happens worldwide..nothing will remain forever, got to be versatile anyway...thanks for sharing this wonderful point of view :-)

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  22. Good one....and I knew what that bale was. Guessed the heat was for whatever might be lurking in there. Two counties huh? I'll know who to call then if we ever need to form a possee. lol Go Morticia!

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  23. I think the Amish have it right when it comes to farming still... love the shot, definitely shows some of the hard work that many folk still do to allow the rest of us to eat =)

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  24. A gun and a pitchfork....she's prepared for anything the country can throw at her. I love it.

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  25. Gawd, I love this pic! Love you and Morticia, too.

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  26. Nice shot Linda.
    Thanks for visiting mine :-)

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  27. what a wonderful shot of what America was builty on...farm/agriculture!
    thanks for visiting mine!

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