Ancient DNA, Fresh Faces

Two young women at an Ethiopian cultural festival in Denver smile for the camera.

Most of the kids at the festival were so eager to play with my Border Collies (who were with me) but hesitant to approach them. The three dogs are so placid but the kids would ask me "Are they going to bite me?" Once we had disposed of the introductions and reassured them everything was okay I couldn't get the dogs away from the packs of kids climbing over them.

Ancient DNA, Fresh Faces

Two young women at an Ethiopian cultural festival in Denver smile for the camera.

Most of the kids at the festival were so eager to play with my Border Collies (who were with me) but hesitant to approach them. The three dogs are so placid but the kids would ask me "Are they going to bite me?" Once we had disposed of the introductions and reassured them everything was okay I couldn't get the dogs away from the packs of kids climbing over them.

Roxie and Jeremy

Roxie and Jeremy; father and son, camped out above Gold Hill, Colorado.
Living out of a travel trailer, they follow the seasons north from Arizona. It was a cold, drizzly day with sleet coming down occasionally. They were struggling to keep their small campfire going to stay warm. They invited me to sit with them and shoot the bull. It was sweet seeing a father and son so appreciative of the small things in life; a warm fire, pleasant company and beautiful surroundings. They obviously didn't have much, but they had one another.

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