Above: that goofy grin signals that I'm super happy to be back in South Dakota and also terrified that a buffalo is going to sneak up behind me while I'm not looking.
Above: the Badlands
Above: art in Rapid City, SD
Above: look at that sky and tell me you don't want to go tearing across the field on Cisco, with Two Socks running by your side and Wind in His Hair riding next to you. Are you lost? Go watch Dances with Wolves and ask yourself why you haven't seen this movie before now.
Last summer my sister and I traveled together to the Black Hills, and we shared a room at Sylvan Lake Lodge. Sylvan Lake is situated within Custer State Park, and the place is gorgeous! There are spectacular views, wonderful hiking trails, and abundant wildlife all around.
Above: my sister, Heather, walking on the Sylvan Lake trail.
Above: sunset view from Sylvan Lake Lodge.
Above: greetings from a friend on the Sunday Gulch trail.
Above: photo taken by my sister, Heather, while we were on the Custer State Park wildlife loop. Stunning!
Above: I bought small cards and arranged them on my desk at home for inspiration.
Above: "Dash at Dawn"
Above: "Night Watchman"