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South Dakota Scenes

Postby JEBar » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:38 pm

I just received the following pictures taken by one of my wife's brothers .... they show a beautiful prairie sunset, an albino deer, and the albino with my wife's home town of Estelline, SD in the background
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Postby RanchRoper » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:15 pm

Looks nice there, love that big open country.
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Postby BrokenolMarine » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:40 pm

Beautiful. I had thought of moving out somewhere "wide" and west when I retired, and a friend at State Police had left and gone back to the Black Hills area of SD. She told me if we bought property away from town we could get a large chunk of land and a modest home for what we turned over here in VA. ;)

I looked at the listings, and found some real possibilities... until I got deeper into my research. Average temp for the month of May the previous year was twenty degrees. :shock: May! Twenty... low temp was well below zero... in May... :o My friend laughed when I called her. It's the elevation... this isn't Miami. 8-) Well duh.

We decided to stay with what we had.

:? Twenty degrees.
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Postby dave77 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:44 am

My mom grew up in North Dakota in the early 1900's. I remember her stories about the Winters there. In the early 30's she had to go live with an aunt in a larger town if she wanted to attend High School, no school buses back then. She was the only one of a large family to go to High School, her 9 brothers were all needed on the family farm. It was during the Depression so a lot of people would go down to the train tracks every day to pick up coal for their stoves.

We used to drive back there most summers when I was a kid, I just remember it being hot and flat, not much scenery, mostly corn and the occasional missile silo.
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Postby daytime dave » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:30 am

Beautiful photographs. Thanks for sharing them.
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Postby Les » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:58 am

Lovely photos. The deer obviously knew you were there, but didn't seem too concerned. What distance were you from it?
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Postby RanchRoper » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:49 am

Our summer here is basically July and August. But we can get snow in any month.
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Postby JEBar » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:48 pm

Les wrote:Lovely photos. The deer obviously knew you were there, but didn't seem too concerned. What distance were you from it?



my brother-in-law took the pictures .... knowing the area, my best guess would be 20 yards or less
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Postby TRock » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:21 pm

Went through the Dakotas in January a few years back. I would love to go back in the summer one of these days. Beautiful scenery.
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Postby JEBar » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:37 pm

a couple more pictures .... sunset over Lake Poinsette, SD ... pictures taken while camping at the Lake Poinsett State Park .... one of our favorite areas
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