Local Weather Alert
Frost Advisory for Rapid City, SD
From 1:00 AM MDT until 8:00 AM MDT, Fri., Sept. 30, 2011
The frost is going to be on the Pumpkin tonight!
|Pennington County Courthouse, Rapid City, SD|
|over the deck|
|coming in for a landing|
|putting things away for next time|
What a gorgeous sight on a September Saturday morning! These folks landed in a field about 1000 yards from our house.
A bunch of us neighbors headed out in clothes quickly thrown on, barefooted and hair uncombed to watch them land. I grabbed a camera but not my glasses, I wasn't even sure what my pictures looked like till I got home.
Thank you, Balloonists for a perfect start to the day!
ps. Beth and Becka, that is the corner of Moon Meadows and Sheridan Lake Rd.
|Commonly known as Curlycup gumweed, a native flower of dry prairie places. Know to both modern herbalists and to Native people as a medicinal herb, it was used for everything from a poultice for poison ivy to a treatment for breathing problems to a remedy for saddle sores on horses and skin rashes on humans. The downward curving bracts exude a sticky resin, hence its common name. A September bloomer and an obvious friend to bees.|