Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Traveling Into the Badlands National Park~

On our journey now into South Dakota, we stopped for a fuel fill up and that is where I saw the charming Ring-billed Gulls, flying above me.  We were heading for the Badlands National Park, and this was about an hour east along the Missouri River area.

Once inside the park, the first wildlife that we saw, were these friendly
Prairie Dogs.  One of the birds that I had seen flying over this land our last visit 2 years ago were Golden Eagles, that easily take Prairie Dogs, but this year, we saw none...

One of my favorites are the Bighorn Sheep and though we saw no rams this journey, we saw this small herd of ewes and  lambs.  Note the set of twins, which were way too cute!

Our German Shepherd Meaka, thought that she ruled the park, at least for a few minutes, I guess she may have;)

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  1. Wonderful wildlife and grand scenery Mary.
    Thank you for the birthday wishes, you obviously didn't read my post LOL, where I wrote about my sister's plight. Happy travels!

  2. Brilliant photography. But, I am a lover of the Prairie Dogs, they are fantastic.

  3. I'm stunned! Wow mamma mia, you got to see fantastic landscapes! I was really really impressed by them, the sahpe of the mountains, the colors and finally the prairie dogs! Wonderful, I guess you enjoyed that! Beautiful pictures Mary!

  4. There is nothing like a trip out west to make a person appreciate the vastness of this country. The Badlands so interesting. You captured it well. The Bighorn sheep were a surprise for me when we went. I had only seen them in the mountains before. Thanks for triggering the memories of our last visit out west.

  5. What an incredible serie. Lovelly animal and spectacular landscape!


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