This will be my final entry from our vacation journey last month, and I must admit, I am very thankful that we went, that we stayed with the plan, even with government Shutdown...
We had a wonderful time, even with all of the many obstacles and saw great beauty everywhere that we went.
Thank you each and everyone, who has stuck this out with me, for I know these have been long shares, but I just had so much I wanted to show you.
I am just guessing that the birds flying above are possibly more of the White-winged Scoters, but I am fine with being corrected~
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We drove from Southeastern Montana down into Wyoming and then South Dakota, on our last big leg, before returning home.
There were large Raptor nests like this everywhere out West...some are manmade, some are natural and some are built on platforms that man has placed in certain places~
This was really sudden, taken through the closed car window and very far away, and yet...there it was a Golden Eagle.
I had not seen any the entire journey, but when I saw this one, I knew what it was right away~
The land is so wide open, so pure in many ways...so much untouched by man's hand and I loved the sky touching earth feel that we got.
Some of the old homesteads and barns were relics and we also saw signs of other kinds of relics too, like this old caboose~
The sky in Wyoming just minutes before sunset and a small herd of Mule Deer, bidding us farewell, before we turned in for the evening~
Back in South Dakota again...and it was not as cold as when we had come through only 3 weeks before~
More Western Red-tailed Hawks along our route home...soon we would cross over into Eastern Red-tailed Hawk country~
I found the fields of spent Sunflowers absolutely glorious...the textures that I was able to capture, reminded me of beautiful Herringbone/Harris tweed~
We have now crossed over into Eastern Red-tailed Hawk country and that means we are closer to being home~
Fields of Indian Corn, reminded me of my beloved mother who always received a fresh bouquet from her cousin once a year~
Eastern Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk~
I have edited this Classic Diner with a touch of HDRish and it just seemed to shout out to me~
Loved this old church building and also edited a touch of HDR to it as well...
just for the fun of it~
This single image below...I have no idea why...but I just really liked it~
This barn was actually photographed in Iowa and that meant we had only 3 more states to cross through before being home again.
Thank you again for coming along~