One of the residents of Tripp County has been around here a lot longer than I have. Recently he took a photo of a rainbow and an old homestead house that has seen better times.
We haven't come up with quite the right words to describe the photo, but it seems to symbolize the conflict between dreams and the real world. To homesteaders, there appeared to be a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. For some it was, but for many it was a time of mental and physical agony and depression.
Click image for a slightly larger version. Original resolution of the shot was low and I did a sloppy edit to get rig of a number of raindrop on the lens blotches. But, let us know what you think anyway.
A few year ago, I woke up after dreaming my deceased parents had just walked through the door. Dreams die harder than the lives they led. Something like that probably applies to the photo too.
**Stay tuned even if homesteading is nearly forgotten history for most of us--- Doug Wiken