Custer State Park 2010
Savoring our state of South Dakota
The Black Hills
This last week,
we hiked some trails that we never had before.
Tommy loves fishing.
In fact, he is never done fishing.
So the Grace Coolidge Walk-In Fishing Area hike
was perfect for him.
Especially when he hooked a beautiful rainbow trout.
Erin was "hooked" too,
when her pink salmon eggs helped her reel in a chub.
Sydney and Erin were happy to wade in the creek crossings.
I was content to photograph reflections in the six pools on the trail
along with my favorite subjects:
And a few of my other favorite things:
birds, wildflowers & butterflies.
Sydney said it was a "butterfly festival"!
We saw so many, I had to buy a new butterfly book.
So that we could identify the unique ones we saw.
I am "all about" the name, the identity, the unique characteristics . . .
in a bird, a butterfly, a flower
. . . a person.
This gray and black ragged-edged little one,
unfolded like a paper snowflake . . .
to reveal vibrant orange and ornate-edged wings.
Fun times with the people I love!
all copyright 2010 Jodene (Jodi) Shaw.