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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Badlands of North Dakota, USA

Happy Wednesday everybody, I am slow getting this done today, because I have been working on Christmas presents.
 
Did you know that North Dakota has a Painted Canyon?  It is in the Badlands and it is just north of South Dakota's Mt. Rushmore.  It is breathtakingly beautiful.  When we drove through it last August I had never seen it before and I was mesmerized by it's beauty.  I hope you are able to see what I mean with the photos that my husband took.






It is a huge canyon, while driving on the interstate you are able to see it for miles and miles.  Manitoba is just north of North Dakota, so we are about a days drive from some very beautiful landscapes.
I found some photos online for South Dakota's badlands, take a look.





It's a stunningly beautiful area of the United States.

I am joining Outdoor Wednesday over at A Southern Daydreamer.
Hope you enjoyed!
Hugs, Cindy

23 comments:

Tammy said...

Just awesome! Wow!
And what do you mean working on Christmas presents? I've got to get busy. Seems I'm dragging my feet this year. Are you making something? If so, do share!

Linda said...

Very pretty! It reminds me a bit of Utah in some of those shots. Did you visit Mt. Rushmore...that somewhere I have always wanted to visit!

KayC. said...

I want to thank you for your comment on my blog...thanks! I love the photos, we are blessed to live in this beautiful land. I love the west!

Sharon said...

It's beautiful Cindy!!!

Donnie said...

Those were gorgeous photo's. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Susan said...

So pretty!! Love the 'painted' look. Can see why you loved it.We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful land and I am thankful for photos of those beautiful places that I may never get to!
xoxo Sue

The Quintessential Magpie said...

My sister was through there recently and said it was some of the most beautiful country she'd ever seen, and I have to agree looking at these pictures. My cousins's wife is from South Dakota orginally. Nice folks!

You should have hooked up with us on Outdoor Wednesday, Cindy. This would have been perfect. I shared a shrub I've fallen in love with and want desperately in my yard. It's a brilliant shade of yellow.

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Well, DUH! You did hook up with Outdoor Wednesday! LOL! I must have missed that last little bit when I first read the post.

I was off wandering today because I had company come in from out of town... my godson and his family. I am whipped! ;-) So please forgive my stupidity. I am going down my blogroll and trying to hit that and visit some at Susan's, too. Glad you shared this there. It's SO neat.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Andrea said...

my former lab-mate worked studied and worked in South Dakota and i heard about these Badlands. But your photos did not show them as badlands but...beautiful lands, or maybe beautiful rocks. They are magnificent. thank you

Light and Voices said...

Breathtaking photos. Guess I need to put the Badlands of North Dakota on my "bucket list."
Joyce M

Bloggymom said...

i have been there (a long time ago). It is beautiful country.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I live in Colorado. We are on the edge of the rocky mountains. Sometimes we get lots of snow and sometimes it just flies right over us.

Yes, it is time for those yummy comfort foods. The taco soup is so yummy. We like it a bit on the spicy side.

JEANNE said...

These are wonderful photos of the North Dakota badlands. We have been to both the North and South Badlands a couple of times. Each time they were a bit different. They change according to how much rain they have. I love your photos and it sure brings back a memory of a wonderful trip there.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Jeanne

Lindy said...

Gorgeous pictures of an awesome area! Too pretty to be real!!!

Greet said...

My dearest friend,
You showed again the most beautiful pictures of Dakota nature! I have to show them to Jan!! He will love it!!
Cindy, thank you so much for your lovely comments on my interview at the SRT!! You are sooo sweet! I hope to meet you some day!! I wish I had the time to visit you at your charming cottage! Ireally want to meet you and your family! You are my earliest blogfriend, you know!! And because of the apron you made me, it feels as you are always a bit here in my house!
Cindy, I do hope that you will understand me well at the interview, because my English isn't that super! It is not so obvious to talk in an other language for an hour!! When I write a blogpost, I have always a dictionnary the help me!!
Hugs and kisses!
Greet

Tammy said...

Thanks for leaving me a comment. That is a fabulous idea! My mom made me one and it's my go to source. Hope you're having a great week! Love ya

Shabby soul said...

What a wonderful places!!!
I've never seen places like that, but I would do!
Thank you for visiting my blog and for comment. Have good days!
Silvia

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cindy,
I have been to South Dakota and I loved it, the sunsets were beautiful. I'm sure North Dakota is just as lovely.There really is a lot to see in our own back yards isn't there...One day I hope to do a lot traveling and maybe even get to your neck of the woods..(wouldn't that be fun).
Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

Christine said...

beautiful photos! I haven't been to the Dakotas yet.....

nannykim said...

We have been to the badlands and my hubby has always wanted to return to spend some more time hiking around there. We just have had too many other things to do so far!

Ana said...

Absolutely breathtaking Cindy...We took a road trip up to Mt. Rushmore a few years back and I just loved it. Would love to do it again some day. Wishing you a wonderful weekend my sweet and dear friend.

Much love,
♥Ana

Jenny said...

So gorgeous!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Wow ! Just Beautiful! I so appreciate you Cindy, you are so sweet. As for your 1920's home , the style of the home counts as the Exterior, you got it right gf.

EG Wow said...

There's so much beauty in the Badlands. Me thinks they really aren't THAT bad.

How are you coming with your Christmas presents?