A Badlands Sunset

I mentioned in an earlier post that on my next trip through South Dakota I was going to spend more time in Deadwood and The Black Hills.  My thought had been to skip the places I always return to in favor of something new, but going through my images from my visit to the Badlands, … More A Badlands Sunset

Things Fall Apart

I’ve mentioned my car many times in my blog.  My “Eletent”, the trusty Honda Element that has carried me all over the US and Canada and been my mobile tent through it all, has racked up a lot of miles.  At 220,000 miles it was only to be expected that eventually something would go wrong … More Things Fall Apart

Devil’s Tower

This trip was the second time I made a quick stop at Devil’s Tower National Monument on my way to someplace else.  As before, though I had forgotten until I was there again, I wished I had scheduled more time. Devil’s Tower itself is, of course, the main attraction, domineering the landscape, but its not … More Devil’s Tower


After leaving the Badlands, I headed west, and was excited to see a sign along the highway for Belle Joli winery.  I’d discovered their wines on a previous pass through and brought home bottles to share with my sisters and friends. I hadnt had them since because South Dakota doesnt allow for the shipping of … More Deadwood

A quick hello!

The past few days have been full of a months worth of experiences.  Small towns, the black hills and Devils Tower in South Dakota, the wide expanse of Wyoming, Lewis & Clark National Forest in Montana, and a whole lot of Alberta, Canada.  I’m capturing some amazing light and meeting wonderful people…and taking notes so … More A quick hello!

The Alien Badlands

I’ve heard people claim that they’ve visited the Badlands and found them disappointing, declaring them colorless and lifeless.  All I’ve really managed to do in reply was stare and stutter my dumbfounded objections. From my first glimpse of the Badlands, rising suddenly from the prairie, jutting their spires and turrets, like alien sandcastles, into the … More The Alien Badlands

Postcards, anyone?

I’m too busy playing in the Badlands for a real entry today,  but message me on facebook with your address if you’d like to be put in a pile of names I’ll choose at random to send postcards to while on this trip.   PLEASE,  message me and not comment- you don’t want to send … More Postcards, anyone?