Higher Ground Coffee House


Or is it Coffee Shop. Either one. Its a house that has been converted into a coffee shop. It is an oasis on the Reservation, the Pine Ridge Reservation.    ~ Pine Ridge, SD 57770 ~

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WiFi on the Rez! Do you know how rare that is? LOL

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Side of the building.

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Pretty flowers all over the property. Hard to believe this is the Rez.
Which proves it is possible; to have pretty flowers on the Rez.

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More flowers.

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And more flowers.
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Love the pop of colors.

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Shadow of a photographer.

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Wabi Sabi. When I saw this pot of flowers that was my first thought, wabi sabi. A cracked pot but still beautiful with its contents. The beauty in imperfection.

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Around the patio.

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More flowers around the property.

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In the parking lot/entrance area.
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Purple. Lavender. I love the purple & green combination, especially in nature.

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Love this color.
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There is a lot of negative stuff about reservations, they are the 3rd world nations within a nation. When you compare the Rez & a city or small town; it is two different ends of the economic spectrum. Poverty & alcoholism is very evident and a lot of times that’s all you hear/read about or that’s all people want to do stories on.

There are a lot of positive things that you never hear about. There is a lot of “riches” people don’t see. Probably because “wealth” in dominate society and “wealth” in Indian country is not displayed or flaunted in the same way, if at all. Wealth mean different thing$ in different societies, yes? Imagine if you heard mostly positive stories, how different would society be…..

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So if you’re ever in Pine Ridge, SD stop by the Coffee Shop. Just look for the pretty flowers.

Me ke aloha ~ until I write again, bumbye.

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2 thoughts on “Higher Ground Coffee House

  1. After reading your post and seeing the nani flowers everywhere, the wabi sabi, the variation in colors…I thought, “This is where the wealth is. This is wealth. Wealth in beauty”. Mahalo for the reminder.

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  2. The shop and the flowers are beautiful. Tony and I certainly want to visit the Rez again and reconnect. Hard to believe its been over ten years since our camping trip there. God bless you and your family as you serve in more ways than one!!!

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