The “Cultures” are those of the endlessly fascinating Southeast Asian countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. “Chicken Feet” represents the tastes and smells of the native cuisine and the colorful lifestyles of the people throughout those enchanting lands. And “Conical Hats”? If you’re a photographer, they’re a vivid symbol of the evocative imagery that’s available on just about every street corner and village through Southeast Asia.
These images are from The Black Hills in South Dakota and Wyoming. The landscapes are outstanding, especially with a beautiful coat of fresh snow. Mount Rushmore will always astound me. A few miles east of The Black Hills is the Badlands National Park. Needless to say, its an area that will take your breath away.
A winter pastoral scene
Winter pastoral scene in black and white
A roadside barn.
Haystacks with sugar on top and the Bear Butte, outside of Sturgis.
“Frosted shredded wheat” in front of Bear Butte.
A lovely scene of a ranch in winter.
Through the “wagon wheel”.
What an awesome view pdf the Black Hills.
Rolling hills on the wildlife loop road.
Sun is setting along the Wildlife Loop road. Did not see the bison herd until I zoomed in, just above the bare tree on the left.
Approaching Devils Tower. Can you hear the musical tones emanating from it?
A different view.
Late afternoon sun at the Badlands National Park.
Rich red tones at sunset at Badlands National Park.
Trees and Forests and delicate things
Trees!!! Not only do they help us stay alive, they are a constant amazement during any season. We must protect them.
Amongst the giant Redwoods.
Light streaming through all the giants.
Early morning fog and sunlight.
Grove of pines in the Black Hills.
Sunlight streaming through a grove of pines.
Winter fog and snow.
Hoar frost on a golf course.
Hoar frost on an early morning winter day.
Water, more precious than oil. Soon it will be the one commodity that will be sought after by all.
The stacks at Bandon Beach, Oregon.
A view of the Eel River alongside the Avenue of the Giants, Eureka, CA.
Ice from the Minnehaha Creek, Minneapolis, MN.
Rushing down the rocks in St. Louis River, Jay Cooke State Park, MN.
Temperance River at the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Split Rock Lighthouse lit by a 10 second break in the clouds.