We are on the road today, we are off to South Dakota.
In September 2016 our family explored Badlands National Park.
Deep canyons, towering spires, and flat topped tables can all be found among the Badlands buttes.
The emptiness of the plains, the beauty of the Pinnacles and the mystery of the land.
I fell in love with the Badlands. For someone who loves growing flowers, you would wonder why? My husband was so surprised at how much I fell in love with the Badlands.
I think it was the strangeness about it. I had never experienced such land.
We did a four mile hike. We started on the Castle Trail and then ventured on to the Medicine Root Trail. The terrain was very different from what we are use to in Wisconsin.
It was also very warm and dry.
Look into the shadow and you will see the soil.
When it rains or gets just a little moisture, it turns to slick mud.
I wrote Badlands with my walking stick into the cracked soil.
Can you see it?
As we hiked along, I found this little flower.
A brave yellow flower, determined to bloom in this hard land.
Some Valentine kisses back in September!
Thank you for coming along with me. I will be sharing the wildlife we saw during our Badlands adventures and the sunset over the pinnacles in future On the Road Friday posts.
Wishing you all a great weekend and new week ahead.
I will be taking the week off from The River.