SUNSET RAINBOW OVER BEAR BUTTE, SD Taken 7/13/2013 by Carla Brennan
We were delighted to have such a special introduction to this sacred site. “Bear Butte is sacred to many indigenous peoples, who make pilgrimages to leave prayer cloths and bundles tied to the branches of the trees along the mountain’s flanks. Other offerings are often left at the top of the mountain. The site is associated with various religious ceremonies throughout the year. The mountain is a place of prayer, meditation, and peace.”
Photograph of the Day Runner-Up Giant Pheasant Family – Enchanted Highway, ND
In the small and dying town of Regent ND a retired school teacher and sculptor got the idea to revitalize the economy by putting the road to Regent on the map through creating a series of huge metal sculptures along the drive! The Enchanted Highway was born! What a wonderful, unusual idea to address a depressed region. The sculptures include flying geese, leaping deer, grasshoppers, an underwater scene, Teddy Roosevelt, pheasants and a tin family. All super-sized.