Wednesday, September 17, 2008

SkyWatch Friday

I won't be around tomorrow until the evening, so I thought I would post my SkyWatch tonight and do my link tomorrow after it becomes available. You can get to it by clicking on the above SkyWatch logo. The next link will be available after 7.30 p.m. (GMT) and 2.30 (EST).

This is my last Big Sky Country series from North Dakota. We visited Medora and entered the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. We came around a bend in the road and found the buffalo. At first he stood so still we thought he was some kind of statue, but after slight movement we determined that he was for real.

The next four photographs were taken in the Badlands.




Next we find ourselves visiting the farm of one of Gregg's cousins. She and her husband showed us around.
We each had a ride on the combine harvester driven by their son. He was only 14 at the time.

Their daughter took my father-in-law and our nephew for a ride.


The sun was setting fast and when we left the combine was transferring harvested grain into a huge truck.

One last view of their farm before we said our goodbyes.

This is the same road we took that I posted before which can be found by clicking here, on our way to one of Gregg's aunts. The cars we were following along the dirt road had other family members in them.

I loved this photo of my niece being driven up the road with a couple of second cousins, their dog running at their side, the wagon wheel letter box and the stop sign that simply says "whoa!"

Old wagon wheels, they know how to recycle into beautiful works of art.

This magnificent sculpture can be found along The Enchanted Highway. It is called "Geese in Flight" and is 110 feet high and 154 feet wide. You can find out more right here.

If you look at the link you can find your way to other sculptures on the highway. The titles are in red at the top of the page.


This beautiful little church is in the town we visited. My father-in-law was brought up on a homestead not too far away.

And last but not least "The Wurst Shop in Dickinson". A wonderful play on words as far from what it's name implies, we found the greatest delicacies, from local sausage to warm

56 comments:

antigoni said...

Very, very beautiful pictures.

Linda said...

I did enjoy it, thank you!

John Theberge said...

Lovely sky photographs. Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Wow... very beautiful. I love the "badlands"... I would so love to visit them.
I can't believe you have buffaloes. WOW!
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Luiz Ramos said...

Great travel report and beautiful sky taken.

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Janet said...

Amazing photographs, Denise, thanks for sharing.

Lapa37 said...

Beautiful shots I love the buffalo he is huge.

Abraham Lincoln said...

The buffalo look great. Of all the animals I guess they are my favorite. Your photos are magnificent.

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Greyscale Territory said...

Love all the varied, beautiful skies highlighting all these interesting landscapes!

Dewdrop said...

I'm glad you enjoyed my blog. I love your shots... oh give me a home.... terrific stuff.

Photo Cache said...

beautiful. thanks for giving me/us a personal tour.

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch for skywatch! Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can visit my corner too...

Carver said...

Those are all wonderful photographs. The sculpture is very interesting. Great sequence you showed us.

babooshka said...

That was a wonderful whirlwind virtaul tour. I'm a midlands girl too.

SandyCarlson said...

These are amazing. Thanks for taking me on tour!

John said...

Lovely set of sky shots.

Anne-Berit said...

Wow,thats a great serie of beautiful pictures!

Larry D said...

Excellent series and post!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

oh I loved those last 5

Rose said...

I want to tell you that I have totally enjoyed this post...and I love the pictures. I especially like the first one of the combine...but they are all wonderful.

Bradley Myers said...

A great series of sky watch photos, they have ev erything I like.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

fantastic set of SWF pictures very beautiful!!!

Louise said...

My favorite ND post so far. I've told you my husband is from there, right? (Bismarck.) I've been to Medora a couple of times with him, and we've seen that geese sculpture several times. He was excited to see these pictures! I loved the farm pictures, especially the giant combine! (Oh, and the sky! I got so carried away I forgot the sky!)

Arija said...

Lovely post, did you find anu dinosaur bones in th bad lands?

MigsCFLer said...

Love the pic of the combine, reminds me of the outskirts of Regina. Thanks for sharing

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Lynda said...

Hi Denise, thanks for popping in to visit my blog all the way in Africa :) I love the photo's you posted - they are so scenic & the one of the combine harvester is quite impressive. (Being a farmer's wife I get quite excited by things like that LOL). I'll be back to visit again soon !
Bye for now
Lynda, Kilimanjaro, East Africa

evlahos said...

this is a very beautiful series for swf. well done

Tamara Jansen said...

your photos are just gorgeous

Aileni said...

My harvest memories are of fields around Kingsteignton near Newton Abbot. That was back in the 1940s. I also went to school in Torquay.
A nice sequence of pictures.

Eve said...

This is just wonderful Denise! I have so much catching up to do it's overwhelming! I LOVE the picture of the kids, and dog and WHOA sign!!
I've been to the Badlands too but I was very young.

mannanan said...

Love the piccie of the buffalo, bet that came as a shock. And the one with the running dog. brilliant capture thanks for posting.

nina said...

I love the Badlands--such an inhospitable land with such beauty. We hiked there several years ago--the soil (?) crunched beneath my boots.
The colors against the sky, tho, are like nothing else.

marina said...

Great photos! I'm mostly impressed by the "eye with birds"!!!

Mary said...

Wonderful skies...and buffalo! Wow! Looks like a terrific place with lots to see. Love the geese sculpture.

Dianne said...

the wagon wheels are amazing!

and LOL at the Wurst Shop

great series of shots

dot said...

I've never been out west so I really enjoyed each one of these photos but especially the harvesting on the farm.

Saretta said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your photos, too!

gen/entry here said...

Oh that is nice one....

Sparverius said...

That combine is HUGE!

Craver Vii said...

Delightful photos! I feel like I've been on vacation, too. :-)

RuneE said...

Nice captures!

magiceye said...

all lovely pictures!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Denise.. it seems this posting was a labour of love for you to do... the pride you felt came through your post.. a really great Sky Watch

fishing guy said...

Denise: What a wonderful series of Sky photos, a little of everything. I really liked the buffalo photo.

dulce said...

This is quite a collection!!!!
Have a nice weekend!

Reluctantfarmchik said...

Such a great series of shots, and a great record of a memorable time, I'm sure. Nicely captured. Thanks for sharing!

Luke Wiley said...

a wonderful countryside. I like those sculptures!

The Tile Lady said...

What fantastic pictures! I love the bison you stumbled upon! My parents have visited the Badlands when they went to Nebraska to see my brother and his wife on several different trips. But, I've never been, and know I would enjoy it. I have a question....how do you get that Skywatch Friday Logo to appear on your post?

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Very interesting subjects and great piccies

Jeanne said...

What amazing shots of such a remarkable landscape. We have a bison farm near us we like to visit when we can. They're amazing animals. Thanks so much for your kind words, they mean a lot.

Denise said...

Thank you all so much for visiting my SKF photos and leaving so many lovely comments.

Hi Tile Lady, I save the logo to my file and add it just like you would your other photographs. Is that what you mean?

me ann my camera said...

The Geese in Flight Sculptures is truly beautiful! Also the badlands and region you have shown remind me quite a bit of the badlands in Alberta, Canada. Lovely Big Sky! Nice post.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

What an impressive collection of shots for SkyWatch. Well done!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I really enjoyed these. Nice shots of the sky and everything else! I especially like the one where you caught your subjects right on the edge of the horizon, as if they're riding the edge of a ledge. Very cool! :-)

angela said...

I didn't realise it was so beautiful..everything is so picturesque and those wagon wheel sculptures were a great example of recycling.
Thanks for sharing

Denise said...

Thank you again for all your lovely comments, and I am happy you enjoyed your side trip to North Dakota. It is a State I truly fell in love with when I visited, with the added bonus of meeting all my husbands relatives whose hospitality knew no bounds. Hopefully one day I will go back again.