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Irene Jack is one of several Elders of Fort McDermitt, Nevada.  I began the project of documenting the Elders for the Humboldt County Library in Winnemucca,

Nevada a little over 20 years ago.  I had the assistance of Myra Smart, a daughter of one of the Elders during the project.  Myra cooked and delivered the noon meal to all the Elders. She would set up the date for their portrait and I would accompany her during the lunch hour - normally a time of day not desirable for portraits. Each Elder was just beautiful under the harsh noon light and we are thankful for these images.  Of the approximately twenty-four Elders none are alive today.

AAugust 3, 2015

 

Thanks to everyone that worked so hard to make the recent Jaialdi 2015 in Boise, Idaho a success.  Jaialdi comes to Boise once every five years and is an international event with many, many musicians and dancers from the basque country and other countries where basques live. I have been fortunate to have had a booth at all the Jaialdis except the first.  My first Jaialdi was in 1990 at the old prison.  The only problem was how crowded it was - and of course the hot weather.  My booth was well-attended and I met so many interesting new people as well as old friends.  Because this spring has been so busy for all of us I didn't prepare well enough and ended up not having near enough lamb photos, etc.  But that's a good thing!  Another good thing was spending quality time with my great-granddaughter Katie.  She worked right beside me for three days.  And Julia and I took in the interesting Friday evening Festera.  After spending Thursday evening in the Basque Block we needed a quieter evening meal and accomplished that by going to the Cottonwood Grill by the river.  Met more friends.  Could hear the Basque bands most of the night from my room at The Grove Hotel.  I never saw so many symbols of 'Basqueness' before.'m a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

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After the.recent death of one of my closest and dearest friends I was at a loss.   A visit to the Boise Art Museum to view a small exhibit of Imogen Cunninghams photography made me think of my own garden.  Her close ups of magnolias are stunning. 

 

Finally the heat has abated some and my roses are loving the cool weather.  I'm not a top gardener but I appreciate the flowers that adapt to our high desert conditions.  I think Sheri Allen would love these new images.  If only she was here to see and share the beauty. 

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The upcoming weekendI'will be the second 'trailing of the sheep' I will be attending. Trailing of the Sheep in Ketchum, Idaho a couple of weeks ago was a lot of fun because I had 4 days to do whatever I felt like - and best of all I was able to spend it with my granddaughter Magen.mThere is so much to see and do in connection with the event.  Diane Peavey and her husband and friends are to be congratulated for having the vision of bringing the sheep industry to the attention of so many new folks with all the interesting venues around Idaho.T

 

Now I will actually be working by having a booth at the sheep trailing in Cedar City, Utah. a Haven't been at this one before and I'm looking forward to the event.pHAlmost everyone loves photographs of little lambs and the sheep industry.  It's amazing how many people talk about their grandparents or uncles and aunts working with sheepaand how they fondly remember them.vearagraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.