Category Archives: travel

Life can be harsh…

Life can be harsh for the disabled begging on the church steps of the Cathedral de San Gervasio in Valladolid, Mexico. This is the real deal and not a scam as the locals also give money to these individuals according to Mark Moxon’s Travel Writing.

2015Mexico-1080754blend4eIn turn, life can be harsh for the working class protecting their modest stucco homes and belongings with broken glass ledges in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

By the grace of God…

Beauty…

Kind eyes that have seen sorrow, joy and struggle with skin wrinkled by time and the sun.  Wisdom, courage ,  a long heritage  of civilization unique to the rest of the world.

Beauty…

Photography by Joyce Meyer
Mayan Woman

 

A Recipe for Escape

Escape…
In the deepest, darkest days of Minnesota winter, I feel the need to escape. It is often not practical to escape in the physical sense, but an escape inside the mind is possible anytime.

When you think about it, the sky is the limit whether reading a compelling novel, historical account of days gone by or fulfilling  love of travel with reading and exploring travel blogs.  Mix it together and winter isn’t so bad.

Below are some links to explore:

University of Minnesota Alumni Reading List

We Made it Through Winter   Memoir of Mr. O’Meara’s 9th year – 1906 – in the timber-logging town of Cloquet, Minnesota.

Minnesota Writers On the Map

Best Travel Blogs and Websites

Fashion and history buff?  Try FashionBackwards for a unique , quirky and historical take on fashion trends.

Read about the  Deadly Children’s Blizzard of 1887-1888

Does yoga sound appealing?  Try Yoga For Beginners at DoYogaWith Me.com

Netflix has some interesting documentaries involving cultures around the world, thought-provoking topics and history.  I especially enjoyed Living On One Dollar a Day, an inspiring film of life in Guatemala.

Cuba has been in the news lately with a lifting of travel restrictions and Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, also on Netflix,  shows us life inside of Cuba, as well as delicious food choices.

Combine an interesting program with the treadmill or exercise bike and you have a double delightful day.

Yes… the sky is the limit.  Now, excuse me while I dream of faraway lands and exotic places.

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Blend by Joyce Meyer

 

In the rear view mirror ~ 2014

Where does the time go?  A few of my favorite images from 2014:

All images by Joyce Meyer (O.K., the spider web is Randy’s, but other than that…)

Meyer’s Rec in South Shore, SD

In May we did some photography in the small, NE South Dakota town of South Shore and stumbled upon Meyer’s Rec…a small town bar on a typical Friday night.  Looks like my kind of “down to earth” establishment and we were fortunate to find some friendly models to brighten up the exterior.  Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to investigate the interior or get to know our new friends.

I am intrigued by “off the  beaten path” types of places  with their interesting  characters and have often wondered if this could lead to a photographic project with written commentary and/or poetry.  Hmmm…?

I think my crystal ball shows a motorcycle ride to Meyer’s Rec to check out the inside.  The name is kind of catchy, too, don’t you think?

Fun on a Friday Night!
Fun on a Friday Night!

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