Happy New Year! I probably should have posted these way before now, but …. I forgot about them. Driving past this scene made me think about the old American dream, with a little house and a picket fence. And wide open space to roam and be free.
On our way to a wedding, we took the slightly longer route driving through the Badlands. They will never look like this again! Although it had snowed all morning, the skies cleared up just before we got to the Badlands! All the vibrant colors made this sun-starved Minnesota girl so happy.
When you’re in Spearfish for 1.5 days, what should you do? Drive across the border into Wyoming to see Devil’s Tower, of course! Although, I would suggest going on a nice day clear of snow storms. And it would also be helpful to not go just hours before the wedding you are there to attend. And when you get to the scenic pull off where the signs say you can see Devil’s Tower from, right before the best little place with buffalo burgers? Look the other way. Devil’s Tower is behind you. But you won’t see it is snow is falling. No matter if it’s snowing or not…Devil’s Tower is a sight to see! What do you say when you run into a cow in a blizzard?
It’s been a month since these two were married. I can’t imagine a happier wedding to attend. The long drive, the pain, and the snow were well worth it to celebrate with Kayla and Zach.
While I was in Sisseton this July, I had the privilege to go to the reservation for the Grand Entry. The colors, the designs, the pageantry. It was all so stunning and fascinating. It would be incredible to be able to sit down with some of the Native Americans to learn the meaning and story behind the designs and dress pieces! This little guy didn’t seem to be part of the Grand Entry, but he was out on the field for most of it!
Storms can bring up a variety of emotions ranging from delight to terror. This was one storm where I stayed outside to watch the twirl and swirl of the clouds and listen to the thunder and distant hail pounding the earth. God put on quite a show for us!
Where God Sits, The Bugs