It was a very windy day. And it'd probably been 30 years since I'd been to the Badlands near the town I grew up in in South Dakota, USA. I had forgotten how unique and how beautiful the place is.
And how expansive.
If anyone would like more information on how they originated, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/badl-geologic-formations.htm
It's a concise article that seems to cover most of the important bits.
The imagery from the days of traveling is definitely motivating me to create more landscape-esque paintings. And the simple task of driving on wide, straight roads (as opposed to the narrow, curvy ones in Germany), was a welcome change.
I am in love again with western South Dakota sunsets. Or maybe I never fell out of love, just forgot. Perhaps that is the same thing. But anyhow, roadtrips are a balm to my being and highly recommended. Bring friends. Family. Companions. Share.
All my love,
Photo courtesy of Erika Olson ~ Thank you!