We take care of the land...it takes care of us.

We're just a couple of country dwellers......

that love nature, hunting, fishing, gardening, campfires, crafting, cooking, canning, laughter and living!!

Ya just never know what I'll blog about next...

So visit us often!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Majestic Mountain Views



Every time we travel to the Black Hills 
of South Dakota we see some gorgeous scenery!
This trip we were in some different areas,
so it seemed a little new to both of us.
The highlands (or northern part of the hills)
were just getting ready to turn color...
another week and it will 
be in full fall color!



I don't know if I was more excited to find this gorgeous
barn along Rochford Road

or 

capturing a mountain lion on my camera
after he just caught his dinner!





We all had the best time 
telling stories by the campfire
and imagining that "big cat"
is just over the bluff ready
to pounce on the first person
to walk to the house alone!! :)






We took the scenic ride home
through Spearfish Canyon...

never a disappointment...
always lovely - any time of year!!









P.S  Please "Do" something you love this week!

I'm linking this post with Kim Klassen's
Texture Tuesday...

My barn shot was transformed with her
great textures, namely "Autumn Burst".

Kim has a great message this week and for some
reason this message is showing up in strange places 
for ME this week, and I am being especially
mindful of it...
so....
hop on over to Kim's blog
and then
find your passion!



20 comments:

Feral Female a.k.a. Vicki Locey said...

What lovely images! Love the colleges.

TJO said...

Ohhh...I miss the Black Hills!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful pictures, love the waterfall and the campfire collage!

barb said...

Beautiful barn picture. Thanks for joining us for lunch Saturday. Was a fun day for this old birthday girl.

Louise said...

That barn picture is truly lovely. Sounds like you had a great time, and that's what matters, after all.

Karen said...

Lisa, I'm so glad you had a wonderful time in the Black Hills. The barn picture is stunning and to actually see a mountain lion is amazing. That would make for some scary campfire stories, every little noise would make me jumpy!

I can't believe the trees will be changing soon, I'm trying to hang on for dear life to what is left of summer.

Country Gal said...

Love your photos they are wonderful. Looks and sounds like fun lots to photograph there ! Have a wonderful day !

heyBJK said...

Beautiful photos, Lisa! The barn shot is great and the fence really adds to the scene!

TexWisGirl said...

lovely! cool wildcat!

Tricia said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS barn shot & edit! I love it I love it!!!

Congratulations of capturing the mountain lion on camera, too... that's an incredible feat in itself

Would you mind if I linked up this post to Barn Charm? I'd love for the others to see this beauty =)

Rose said...

Even though I love barns, a lot, I would have been so excited to see the mountain lion!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Such a beautiful blog, Lisa! Thanks for coming by to introduce yourself, I'm going to enjoy visiting here alot!
Cheers, Andrea

Tricia said...

LoL that's quite alright... I saw your barn photo in Elaine's sidebar over at Arctic View, so I clicked over & WoW!

Thanks so much for joining in & linking up =)

Martha Z said...

You do a wonderful job with your photos, nice work.
I have yet to see a mountain lion on the loose. Some say they have spotted one in our community. Not sure if I want to encounter it myself.

lisa said...

Lisa, this barn is just beautiful, and I love the way you've presented it here!

Kim, USA said...

Gorgeous and lovely. I also like the words above. And it's very true if we take care of our natural resources they return take care us. Because we can't live without them but they can live without us. ^_^

Barn Along I-96

Flora said...

Beautiful!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Wonderful photos...I am not keen on the mountain lion...they kill alot of domestic animals 'round here!

Pat Mark said...

Gorgeous images and that barn is to die for. Went to South Dakota last yr. and we loved it. So much more to see than we had time for. We'll be back I am sure.

Carole said...

A fabulous barn. Now that I know about them I can't help but wonder if that's a Louden dairy barn. The cupola's are the right shape. Great shot!

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