Wednesday, July 11, 2007

South Dakota, Pine Ridge, and a little stitching

And I am finally getting back to the blog and posting some more pictures. One of the things that I was amazed at were the wide open spaces and the vast skies that surround everything on the prairie, reservation and badlands. Being raised int he deep south there is lots of cultivated farmland and plenty of dense forests but the miles and miles of wide open space does not happen. The only exception I can think of would be the southern part of Florida and Lake Okeechobee and the vast grass and swamp land that surround it, or I should say what is left if this area as it is a truly threatened area. But, back to South Dakota and the pics....


and here is Custer State Park again.....

and a couple taken at Pine Ridge at Big Bats ( if you ever get here stop and have a corn dog, yummo!!!)




These nest two were taken back in Rapid City showing a thunderstorm blowing in, these gorgeous clouds and the quickly moving system reminded me on north Texas and the way storms and tornado's blow through in the spring......



When we were at Pine Ridge Reservation we visited the Red Cloud Indian School. They were in the middle of their annual Art Exhibition, which is well worth the visit!! At the school which was founded by Jesuits as Holy Rosary Mission in 1888, we also visited the Church. The new church replaced the original on the burned, mysteriously on Good Friday, 1996. The interior reflects the local Ogallala/Lakota traditional arts in the windows.....





In a side chapel even the even the Holy Mother reflects this artistic influence beautifully....



The little stitching that I have done is not that exciting but......I am plugging away at BP piece and the border for Serenity



I think I will start another piece as I have a few projects kitted up, just to break into the rotation. I am afraid of having too many things going as I do not want a bunch of WIP/UFO out there....... :)

Thanks for stopping by, comments are always appreciated.

Take care,
edgar

2 comments:

Kathryn said...

Good progress on your larger projects. If you add one more, maybe you should make it very different; maybe small or very different threads or very different fabric. Just something different.

DaisyGirl said...

That's cool about the HP bus. We are waiting on the book to come out too. My kids are ahead of me in reading the series. I'm on Book 5, so by the time both my boys read the 7th, I should be done with 5 and 6. How's your rr coming along? I added the part about the hoops. I personally use a Q Snap, but I still remove that too.
Donna