Pulling some more pics out of the vault....
Roughlock Falls, Spearfish Canyon, Fall 2009
Autumn foliage over a rushing stream near Roughlock Falls
Lichen in a rushing stream near Sheridan Lake. I'm easily amused by the little stuff, and always wonder how it gets a chance to get established and grow on those rocks without getting washed away.
Rock formation near Sheridan Lake. Looks like a mixture of quartz, granite and mica with some moss thrown in for good measure. Note the grasshopper intruding into the picture. It was a banner year for grasshoppers in western South Dakota. Those suckers were everywhere. I couldn't take a step on our property in New Underwood without dozens of them leaping up around my feet. It was rather like walking through a giant popcorn popper.
Birch trees, Spearfish Canyon. I thought they looked like they were hugging.
Trouble brewing over west Rapid City, Summer 2009
Central States Fair, Summer 2009. The second and third pics were taken from the Ferris wheel. I am scared to death of heights and thought I was going to throw up and/or die the whole time I was on that blasted thing, but I really
wanted to get the photos.
The Central States Fair offered plenty of dubious eats such as deep-fried Oreos (didn't try) and alligator sausage (did try--very tasty). The stuffed alligator head at La Cajun Connection has a name. He is Alphonse.
Pics from the horse show and Range Days Rodeo at the Central States Fair. I have a slight fixation with horses, if the last bunch of photos didn't tip y'all off.
Timber wolf looking for something tasty to eat under a stump, Bear Country USA.
Baby bighorn sheep, if memory serves.
Another New Underwood scene
Doppler radar along New Underwood Road
More recent pic from Sheridan Lake Road in west Rapid City. Every year these people go slightly more bonkers than they did the last. It's like they're trying to one-up themselves.