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Some of the very first photos that I took with my current camera that’s currently ‘in the shop’. From last June in South Dakota.
A trail horse in the Black Hills, SD
Nighthawk flying in a painted sky, Badlands, SD
It’s Scenic Sunday again! I’ve gone with a sunset theme, and couldn’t pick just one picture.
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Sun and Ice
Badlands Burning Clouds
Sinking Badlands Sun
It doesn’t matter where you are; to get a good sunset, you need the sun, some clouds, and a good view to the West!
Some crepuscular wildlife hoping around during sunset. This is One Eyed Jack, a desert cottontail that lived in the Badlands over this past summer. He had a rough little life and started out as a wee one that met some hungry predator with poor aim. Jack roamed around and, amazing us all, made it into late summer with his one good eye. This is the last time I saw him. We had a report of a child picking him up outside the Visitor Center, which is where this picture was taken the night before that report, and we never saw him again. Either someone took him home [can you imagine taking a WILD animal out of a National Park??? Two years ago, I confiscated a juv. swallow from some visitors that were taking him back to Chicago from YELLOWSTONE! wow!] or Jack and his one good eye couldn’t keep away from the Great Horned Owl below.
Great Horned Owl with a Perfect Perch
Alright, I have too many drafts going and far too many pictures to keep up with. I will try to keep this concise.
We went to a KOA west of Mt Rushmore…I think possibly the biggest in the country…to go horseback riding. I didn’t take the camera along, but I took some pictures pre-ride. Ryan was on Pike and I was on Chowder. Pike was a wide horse and Chowder was a big pig. It was pretty nice. We could hear thunder rumbling through the canyons and off the granite. Of course, we were sore for a few days after the ride.
We went to Jewel Cave, if I didn’t mention that before, and took a really fun Lantern Tour. It is interesting to walk through a cave with that caliber of technology and makes you thankful for flashlight that have a directed beam.
Ryan made it home safely. His flight was delayed due to ‘mechanical issues’, but I couldn’t stay with him since the security gate closed at 7pm. He also sat on the runway in Denver for quite a while waiting for storms.
I found a nice sunset in the Badlands on the way home.
A few days later I came across the sheep, just below Ancient Hunters Overlook, with lambs, too!