Friday, May 28, 2010

Black Hills Sunset

Usually I don't get too excited about the sunsets in the Black Hills area, but with all the humidity in the air yesterday, I knew we were likely in for a spectacular show last night...and I wasn't disappointed!

More images from this beautiful sunset as well as other images from the Black Hills area can be viewed and purchased at Thompson Photography ~ The Beautiful Black Hills.

Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Greater Dakota Conference Track Meet

Although the forecast called for a 40% chance of rain, Saturday proved to be a perfect day for a track meet, with an overcast day and perfect temperatures for the athletes.  Although, due to my chemotherapy, I still got too tired to make it through the entire meet, I lasted for almost two hours and definitely enjoyed being outside and back behind the camera!  Here are a few highlights from the events I covered...

Abby Albers broke her old state record with a new jump of 19'3"!!!

More images can be viewed and purchased at Thompson Photography.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Baby Buffalo in Custer State Park

After being away from my blog for a while as I underwent surgery for breast cancer and then started treatment with chemotherapy, I am starting to feel better and am hoping to begin venturing out a bit more with my camera! After many days of rain, snow, wind, and overall dreary weather, Mother's Day on Sunday was a beautiful day for a drive to Custer State Park for my husband to do some fishing in Stockade Lake and to hopefully find some baby buffalo.

After my husband spent about an hour catching a couple nice largemouth bass in Stockade Lake, we headed out on our quest for some baby buffalo!  We were in luck, and we found a small herd grazing and resting in the afternoon sun on the south side of the park.  Although it was a little early in the afternoon for the babies to be up and playing too much, there were a couple who woke up from their naps to provide some entertainment!

Chasing prairie dogs...

Bad itch!

Best of friends...

Lunch break!

Telling us it is time to go!

The coyotes were out in full force looking for dinner in the prairie dog towns!

We had a great day and it was nice to get out of the house and back behind the camera!