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The Chateau

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Dear Friends, a bit of history in this chateau on the hill above Medora.  The French nobleman built this for his bride and it still stands today much as it was in the late 1800s.  til Tomrrow MJ

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Blue and Gold

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Dear Friends, this is typical hillside in North Dakota Badlands in the evening near sunset, the shadows are already blue and the clay is very warm. Everything in the badlands is being eroded and washing away into the river.  til Tomorrow MJ

Wild Horse Heaven

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Dear Friends, the sunsets in the badlands are stunning and mystical cause you never know what will appear on the horizon. til Tomorrow MJ

Fall Cottonwoods Along the River

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Dear Friends, The cottonwood and ash trees along the Little Missouri River in Theodore Roosevelt National Park are showing their fall foliage of yellow and orange.  The backlight late in the afternoon makes a brilliant image, til Tomorrow MJ

A Peaceful Perch

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Dear Friends, a peaceful perch in the badlands watching the rocks and listening to the lichens growing. til Tomorrow MJ

The Golden Hunter

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Dear Friends, especially to you bird loving friends, this golden eagle was in North Dakota Badlands on the edge of a prairie dog town, under his feet is a small critter that he was having for brunch.  I love the feathered legs, til Tomorrow MJ

Badlands Muley Buck

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Dear Friends, this mule deer buck was taken a few years ago, but i am learning a new color profile and thought this came out ok.  This buck is still in velvet and was found in a wash after sunset. til Tomorrow MJ

Wild Horses TRNP

Dear Friends, no trip to Theodore Roosevelt National Park is complete without the an image of the wild horses.  This Black Stallion (either Mystery or Cocoa) is running to meet his buddies, he was well received and no fighting was observed. til Tomorrow MJ

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Badlands Elk Bugling

 

Dear Friends, we were a very long way from this male elk doing his bugle at sunset, but i think it turned out ok, what do you think? til Tomorrow MJlab-elk-bugle

Working Again

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Dear Friends, this ten-petal mentzelia is growing out of the red rock in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, locally the red rock is called scoria, but the real term is porcelainite (sp) , made from clay layers being baked by a burning coal layer, if you drop a piece on a hard surface it will ring like a china cup, hence another local name, clinker.   the white flower of the mentzelia is only present in late summer near sundown and before sunrise.   til Tomorrow MJ

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