Making friends at Custer State Park… Custer has a nice ass.
"Out peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains." -William Shakespeare
"Thank you for believing." (A little more progress)
I’ve settled on a couple of charities for this - Half of the proceeds will go to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which was very important to Robin, and the other half to the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention.
I’ll be framing the original painting and putting it on eBay tomorrow with all profits being split between both charities. I’ll also be making a high resolution image available as a free download to print for yourself, as you wish. A donation to either charity (or one of your choosing) would be amazing, but not compulsory.
Thank you for your kindness - love you <3
Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Hoven, South Dakota, is an impressive example of the solidarity of a small town. The “Cathedral on the Prairie” was originally constructed in 1921 over the course of 496 days. Anton Dohmen designed the structure, and it was his last project. The cathedral’s 140 foot spires house its bells, weighing from 1800 to 850 pounds. A Bavarian artist designed the 31 stained glass windows that portray the life of Christ. Other details include the oak woodwork, gargoyles, last supper bas relief, and very ornately painted ceilings.
Over the years, the structure suffered from the relentless march of time. In the 1980s, donations made restoration possible. Volunteers repainted the ceilings. They invested five years and 20,000 hours of their time to see this treasure restored. It is the pride of the city and well worth a stop if you are passing through.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure if visiting the Denver Zoo. In honor of World Lion Day, I decided to post some pictures. Lions are one of the most iconic species on this planet. They are a symbol of strength, but they are fading from this planet. With their numbers are at an all time low, we must wonder what the future holds for this species and so many others on the periphery of civilization.
"The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort." -Chanakya
"The Bad Lands grade all the way from those that are almost rolling in character to those that are so fantastically broken in form and so bizarre in color as to seem hardly properly to belong to this earth." - Theodore Roosevelt
A few of my floral victories for the summer. Hello my name is Nikki, and I’m addicted to flowers.
The best thing about having dogs is that after three years they still do not realize that the pasture is not the park.