the buffalo trail

Sunrise at Hawksbill Crag

Whitaker Point Trail, Upper Buffalo Wilderness, Arkansas

Olympus Pen FT, 38 1.8, Kodak Ektar 100

a short playlist to impress some pompous art students or those kids that wear thick-rimmed glasses and oversized grandpa sweaters

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lady luck - richard swift / silhouettes - colony house / cayucas - oregon bike trails / always alright - alabama shakes / do you really wanna know - papercuts / gypsy - tigers jaw / is this how you feel? - the preatures / the start of something - voxtrot / trojans - atlas genius / villages - alpine / not ready anymore - the griswolds / so what - avi buffalo / too young to burn - sonny & the sunsets

Traveling through the graveyard with a suitcase full of sparks
Honey, I’m just trying to find my way to you
Lit up every campfire I found out in the dark
Oh, I cut down all the cottonwoods

I picked up all the arrowheads off buffalo trails of the Indians
The Oklahoma sky was cutting through
Along the tracks with the Runaway,
He just talks and talks and talks
Honey, I’m just trying to find my way to you

I quit counting stars that night in the cold by the satellite field
And I quit panning gold,
Digging holes
Yeah, I’m just trying to find my way to you

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Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902, Germany/United States)

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Bierstadt was a German-born American painter best known for his dramatic landscapes of the American West. To paint the scenes, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century.

Born in Germany, Bierstadt was brought to the United States at the age of one by his parents. He later returned to study painting for several years in Düsseldorf. He became part of the Hudson River School in New York, an informal group of like-minded painters who started painting along this scenic river. Their style was based on carefully detailed paintings with romantic, almost glowing lighting, sometimes called luminism. An important interpreter of the western landscape, Bierstadt, along with Thomas Moran, is also grouped with the Rocky Mountain School.


Standing Rock protesters plan next fights after victory over Dakota Access pipeline

  • Many of the demonstrators gathered at Standing Rock protests are planning on taking the fight elsewhere.
  • (Even though many believe the pipeline project will eventually be reinstated by Donald Trump’s administration.)
  • One organizer, Honor the Earth national campaigns director Tara Houska, left for Minnesota to testify against Enbridge’s Line 3, a proposed pipeline which would cross northern Minnesota
  • Houska said the project, which would cut through Anishinaabe hunting and fishing grounds, “threaten[s] the survival of our most important cultural identifier.”
  • Other destinations for some of the protesters included the site of a proposed telescope in Hawaii, demonstrations in Wyoming against killings of the Yellowstone Buffalo and the Sabal Trail pipeline in Florida.
  • Meanwhile, numerous members of the protest group have chosen to stay behind. Read more

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