Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sunset Celebrating the Lakota Children at St. Joseph School~

Lakota children who are in great need to escape poverty, abuse and despair found on the Indian reservations, especially in South Dakota, come to St. Joseph School in Chamberlain. Bill and I along with Meaka have visited the school twice before and on this visit we had the pleasure of meeting Father Steve, who heads up this marvelous school. At this beautiful safe haven, the children can gain self esteem and also have promise and hope for a brighter future, and also regain pride in their heritage. So much has been taken from the American Indians, and this is just one small way, to help improve the future generations~

Sunset along the banks of the St. Joseph School and the Missouri River...










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20 comments:

  1. Your sunsets are beyond beautiful Mary.
    Love your dog guarding the tent.

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  2. Beautiful shots! And interesting story. I recently stopped there with my sister on our way across the state. We ate at the McDonald’s there. It seemed like such a nice town.

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  3. Beautiful shots! And interesting story. I recently stopped there with my sister on our way across the state. We ate at the McDonald’s there. It seemed like such a nice town.

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  4. that is a gorgeous sky! That color hardly looks real. Beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful shots! And interesting story. I recently stopped there with my sister on our way across the state. We ate at the McDonald’s there. It seemed like such a nice town

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  6. just beautiful, great shots...

    Gill in Canada

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  7. Such a glorious way to end any day and such dramatic, breathtaking colors! Really superb captures, Mary! Wonderful of you to visit the school and share it with us! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  8. I love your sunset Mary!
    So beautiful warm colours.
    Happy SWF anf greetings from Holland,
    Anna

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  9. Fantastic photos,Mary!Have a nice weekend!

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  10. these sky shots are amazing.

    my mother-in-law supported this mission through purchases of their greeting cards and donations. :)

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  11. Amazing sunset shots. And LOVE, love, love your raptors!

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  12. It looks like a lovely, healing place for children to find some peace and comfort.

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  13. Those shots, those colours are simply stunning!

    And what worthwhile work the school is doing.

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  14. Beautiful sunset.
    Especially I like the third photo.

    Regard and best wishes

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  15. Thanks for sharing this very touching post. Also, a truly awesome sky sights.

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