local to local

Daily observations at or near Two Dot Spot, written by hand on the backs of postcards that record with ink and coffee a few minutes of the earth's orbit around the sun. The cards are physically mailed from Two Dot, Montana to those who have requested them...local to local. Ruth Marie Tomlinson

6.22.13… few clouds, no wind, no rain

The Vestal place, as so many other farmsteads, is a reminder of pioneer remoteness. There is electricity, but I haven’t used it since a teenage summer when I spent a hot afternoon listening to folk music on my cousin’s portable turntable. Now the buildings are beginning to cave. They still speak to another time… a homesteading time, but their present condition also speaks of 4 wheelers and being able to ranch remote areas without living there. It speaks of farm machinery over ranch hands and the need to have more acreage to hedge against drought. We regret the decay of buildings without really knowing why. Is it the loss of history, a dissatisfaction with our current lives, or just nostalgia?