Weekly Photo Challenge – Ooh, Shiny!

A beautiful ’57 Chevy restoration.

OK, so maybe I took this week’s photo challenge too literally. Andrea Badgley mentions that butterflies are her distraction and she drops everything to photograph one when she sees it. You can read her entire challenge post here. For me, distractions that capture my attention also happens to be actual shiny objects, and some not so shiny. Continue reading

Deadwood SD – There’s Gold In Them Black Hills

Deadwood, South Dakota.

In 1874, gold was discovered in the Black Hills of South Dakota. By 1876, a creek flowing specks of yellow metal attracted miners. A lawless community grew out of the valley and became what we now know as Deadwood. Along with the miners came those who ‘follow the money’, gamblers, prostitutes, and other opportunists. Some well-known historical names are buried in the local cemetery including Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 13 August 2017

West Fargo, North Dakota.

Each summer, Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI) hosts a week-long convention of their membership. Of interest to the general public, they offer nightly competitions for judging, vendor’s demonstrations and other displays. The conference is held in a different city each year and over the years, it’s been held in West Fargo at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds on eight separate occasions. The 2017 convention was held in West Fargo. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Elemental

In this week’s photo challenge, Erica V. asks us to explore the elements of earth, air, water and fire.  The land masses around the globe have been shaped and sculpted by the erosive actions of air and water. Fire, in the shape of molten lava provides additional sculpturing of landscapes, and is probably the only medium of the three that allows the growth of a land mass. You can read Erica’s entire challenge post hereContinue reading

Richardton – Home of a Monastery on the North Dakota Prairie

Richardton, North Dakota.

On our way to Albuquerque and our annual family reunion, we headed west to travel a new route to Denver. Instead of our usual trip south to I-80, we headed on I-94 west and then south through Rapid City to spend some time in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Our route took us west to Dickinson, ND then south to Sturgis. As we got near the small town of Richardton, the two tall spires of the parish at Richardton’s Assumption Abbey rose above the town. Continue reading

But I Digress – Social Media

Fargo, North Dakota.

On this Monochrome Monday, I thought I would share my social media connections with you. Each week I feature a different theme and once a day I post an image to my social media accounts. Most are images from my gallery, not all of them were published here on Journeys with Johnbo. This week’s theme is #SteamIsKing and features both fixed and mobile steam engines captured on my travels.  Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 6 August 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In late June, regular readers may recall, Lynn and I went on a hot air balloon ride with several other family members at our family reunion. In addition to my usual collection of images from my Nikon camera, I collected a few from my cell phone. The image above is a photo of our landing area. The large, flat area used to be a golf course. The pilot told us the story of how the developer of the homes and golf course got into an issue over water. Continue reading