Happy Tuesday everyone!! I am joining in with my T friends hosted by Elizabeth. Click on the link in right hand column to take you to the T party where you will meet some amazing artists and awesome bloggers.
On our drive to Yellowstone Park from Missouri we decided on the way to drive the route that took us through the southern area of South Dakota. If we needed a rest stop there was allot of things to see along the way. We passed up many things as there just wasn't enough time.
We had stopped to fill up for gas and asked what the scenic route through the Badlands was all about-and someone took out a map and said it was a must see. Our National Park Passes got us in. This was well worth it-I had never seen such a landscape before, or did I even know what the Badlands was really about. I was looking at things with an artistic eye-and wow so many possibilities. The wool roving I picked up reminded me of these colors.
This was a nice area to stretch our legs. we climbed up pretty high-amazing views. We spotted a deer that was just standing close by as the people walked right past him. He stood there for us so we took his photo-no zoom-he was right there.
It was here on our way out we got to see a small gathering of female big horn sheep with one newborn--so adorable. This was one of the animals I really wanted to see.
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It was just before dark that we made it to Mount Rushmore. I really wanted to drive where the native american on his horse was too but we just ran out of light to go and do that. It also was very very windy up there and started to snow. the second photo was me trying to capture the snow lol
For my beverage this is my desk where I am typing my blog-my box of snacks, my yellowstone mug, and of course I needed to bring back a big bottle of mountain water lol oh and I forgot about my two herb bottles of turmeric extract with black pepper and boswellia to help with joint inflammation of arthritis and help with the pain-it does really make a big difference for me
and this is my photo again of the wool roving I picked up to spin-the browns I also saw in Yellowstone, but this roving really reminded me of the Badlands
Oh and one more thing before I go-I had several of you ask about the bison roving. Yes this is incredibly soft-it is the down that the bison grow for an extra winter layer to keep them warm. come spring and early summer they rub on bushes etc to remove this layer. It is collected by hand so labor intensive. It is too fragile to spin on my hand spindle so I am going to see how it goes on my spinning wheel-and if I still have too much trouble-I am a newbie spinner still-I will blend it with alpaca for ease of spinning. stay tuned for progress lol
and and Happy Wedding Anniversary to my dear husband and I-celebrating 35 years today-wow-I had to look that up too lol