Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sky Watch: On the Road in North Dakota

As we were driving across North Dakota on our way to Yellowstone National Park we noticed that we were running low on gas. We had filled up earlier at Fargo but now we were on the western side of the state where there are not so many cities or filling stations.
We decided that it would be best to stop in the small town of Medora. The town is a little ways off of the interstate but we knew that they had a small gas station in town as we had stopped for gas once on a past trip to Yellowstone. Unfortunately we did not know that the road into town was under road construction.
Since we had to wait for our turn to use single lane that now used to get into and out of town, I decided to get out of the car and take a couple of pics of the fluffy white clouds that were dancing across the sky. It was not long before we were on our way again. The time that we spent waiting was a nice little break on a very long road trip.

18 comments:

Arija said...

We never know the reson why we are sent off the beaten track although later it becomes quite obvious. Nice shots, well worth a few minutes of your time.

Gaelyn said...

I like your attitude, and the sky captures.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's hard to beat hills and fluffy clouds for beauty! Nice shots. ;-)

Pearl Maple said...

Getting off the main road often provides nice surprises. Great big patch of sky to enjoy there, thanks for sharing with us all.

Liked the waterfall photos a couple of posts back as well.

Rob Ripma said...

Awesome looks like a beautiful place to visit. I like the first shot best!

Guy D said...

Excellent shots, looks gorgeous there.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

ascu75 aka Don said...

NiCe Shots love the clouds XXX Don

P-TER said...

dream pictures!
great composition!
Gr.
P-TER

Kim said...

Wonderful shots of the big sky country.

My first time here. Love your blog. Your photos are amazing.

Last Summer, my husband and I took a road trip from Chicagoland to Yellowstone in our Mini Cooper...

What a beautiful country we live in!

Calm Energy said...

I love it when the clouds look like their just floating on by ~Maria

The Write Girl said...

Very nice sky watch shots. I hope you enjoyed the trip.

Light and Voices said...

I like your style. Get out of the car, take some photos then get the gas. Images are excellent!
Joyce

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Beautiful scenery! Glad you thought to get out and capture the surroundings while you waited. :)

Karen said...

What a pretty view you had to look at, while waiting..

Very nice photos :-)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love Western North Dakota. Lots of character to the land. Great photograph.

Robin said...

Lovely fluffy white clouds set in beautiful scenery.

Well done. :)

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Tara R. said...

Two of my favorite things, bright blue skies and mountains. Beautiful shots.