16 April 2012

Iron Lightning

Random chair in field

We were back in the Iron Lightning Badlands today, courtesy of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Cultural Preservation Office. After a good three months of warm temperatures and clear days, today was cold, damp, muddy, and even snowy at times. Welcome to spring on the northern Plains. 

As before, it was incredible. 

Fossil shells


Timeless horizon



Early spring greening

Distant butte

Petrified wood weathering out


Bare tree with tiny buds

Unexpected blooms

More formations

Prairie dog jaw

Last year's grasses


1 comment:

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