Think you’ve lost me? Nope, I’ve been a busy early Santa elf, preparing for the holidays as they snuck up on me and are peeking around the corner.
I’ve been busy, busy, busy like the chipmunk gathering his acorns for winter. Things are starting to come together but I’ve still have a few full days ahead of me.
I hope this post finds you well and enjoying the remaining days of autumn that we have. I’ll be back soon with some lovely posts and can’t wait to share.
In the meantime, I’ll be working hard like this Bolivian Aymara woman in the fields back in the early 1970’s.
Image captured by William E. Carter, Anthropologist.
Categories: Historical South America
What a lovely and natural image!
In looking at it more, I think she is working on freeze drying potatoes high on the altiplano range in Bolivia. They would step on them during the day to help squeeze out the moisture and the potatoes were kept out night and day to dry them. The first astronaut food!
How fascinating! I didn’t know they did that. Thank you for the info.
You are back from Peru?
Lol! I only wish. This is a really old pic from my dad
Good Stuff: I have been promoting these photos in Tumblr. Hope you don’t mind all credit and link to your site.
Can you send me your link for tumblr? I’ve found a couple of other images of mine there where people took off my watermark and gave no credit for it. Thanks Perpetua.
Here you go.
I should be Thanking you.
Gorgeous image, Emily. As soon as I saw the hat, I thought “Bolivia/Peru.” 🙂
Amazing..you’re such a well traveled girl.
Welcome back! Here are some photos I took in NYC last week. Would love some feedback. :)http://runningwithskissors.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/my-little-pumpkins-visit-the-big-apple/
Thanks Ashley, will certainly stop by for a lovely visit.
This is a cool pic. I wondered what she was stepping on, she must have strong feet; I’m trying to imagine squeezing potatoes with my feet! Her head is tipped so perfectly to achieve that angle of the hat I would believe it was a pose, sweater and hat match well too!
So your dad is an anthropologist? 🙂
Yep, he was an anthropologist that specialised in latin american studies. Pretty cool dude, but crappy dad. I am having so much fun going through his old images and seeing the life in the Andes Mountains 40 years ago. Truly a different time and place.
The Aymara and Quechua indians are truly an interesting, and hard working race. Although the men tend to drink way too much.
Wow, interesting character to have in your life. Do you ever feel like doing something with his photos? My grandmother did photography as a hobby although I think she longed for more. I don’t ever want to taint her work or change scents (like washing the clothes of someone now gone from your life) but sometimes it’s hard to see it sit there all alone. That said I can certainly understand the immense joy your having going through his photos! I love a good throwback!! Btw, does it bring you closer to him to go through his pics? Do you see him at all differently, good or bad? Do you understand him anymore or less? Just wondering again since I’ve gone through some of both my grandmother’s things after their passing. Hope I’m not getting too personal.
I think every culture has their over-indulgers. 😉
Oh yes, and I have to add that I like your way of checking in just so. I’m going to have to take a note from this page, no pun intended.
LOL !! You are too funny. I feel obligated, although I must admit to you, I’ve been enjoying the break from the virtual world.
I hear that.
I’ve got to find a better method or routine if you will. There’s so much to keep up with in an online community it’s crazy.
A thousand stories could arise from this one-Incredible image!
Isn’t that the truth? It really is an image that says 1,000 words.