Weekly Photo Challenge…Layered in the Badlands

Posted: September 20, 2017 in Weekly Photo Challenge
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Not only are the days flying by, they seem to be filling up with one thing or another. In the morning, the posts in my “blogs I follow” box seems to have multiplied like the proverbial rabbits (as well as people I follow posting multiple posts–HEEEEELP!) and I feel that I may never catch up.  I’ve started working two shifts a week at a local patisserie/restaurant/chocolate shop as well, have a bag of apples ready to make sauce, and…well, you’re probably all in the same blogging boat, so I’ll stop my whining.  🙂  But can’t you hear real life calling?  Loudly?

That makes a “Wordless Wednesday” post sounds really, really inviting.  But no matter what, except for last week, Wednesday is Photo Challenge Day and once again I shall answer its siren call.   The theme for this week is “Layered”, a perfect segue into some of my upcoming posts about returning from Wyoming and driving through the Badlands the day of the eclipse.  Here’s a teaser. Because of the eclipse, the sky and wonderful colors of the layers are somewhat dulled, but I find them awesome (in the true, old sense) nonetheless.

  1. Those are some dramatic layers. I’ve been there

  2. Sandra says:

    Fascinating photo, Janet. Well done.

  3. Dan Antion says:

    Those inboxes do have a way of filling up overnight.

  4. Nice pic.

    And yes, life is layered in all sorts of ways, including piles of blog posts. which, unlike the badlands though, we get to cherry pick through – rather than being acted upon as nature does over time with the badlands, et. al. Yay, for the small favors in life bestows us, although ultimately, nature does have its sway over us.


  5. Sue says:

    Great layers, Janet!

  6. Su Leslie says:

    Certainly a spectacular landscape Janet. I get a real buzz knowing about the geology of places and this place certainly wears its history very clearly. 🙂

  7. eklastic says:

    Wonderful layers, in more sense than one.

  8. belocchio says:

    Living so many years in Saskatchewan we were also fortunate to enjoy the beauty of the badlands. And by the by … working a few days a week in a patisserie. Spill the chocolate beans, Janet. What magic are you whipping up? Cheers Virginia

  9. Maggie C says:

    Reminds me of Oregon’s Painted Hills. Only lots, lots bigger.

  10. You have given voice to the panic I sometimes feel about keeping up … what is the solution??? It almost feels like a treat I earn myself to have time to read the wonderful blogs this community shares.

    Life goes on, waits for no one. We just have to do the best to have fun while we are at it!

    • That’s true. I’ve “graduated” to not blogging while on vacation, so that I can relax and enjoy. The other advantage is that it gives me plenty of blog posts later. 🙂 I’ve considered not blogging every day, but I do enjoy it, so… We just have to prioritize and make our own decisions, hard as they can be.


  11. Badlands are really beautiful. I have been there during Sturgis motorcycle rally. It is hot though, but everyone should see them at least once.

    • It wasn’t bad when I went, but if you didn’t go during the summer, it probably wouldn’t be bad. I try to avoid going through South Dakota during the rally because of all the motorcycle traffic and difficulty finding a place to stay. 🙂 But the Badlands are certainly beautiful.


  12. de Wets Wild says:

    Awesome indeed, Janet!

  13. Anita says:

    Driving through these awesome sceneries on the day of the eclipse! Looks like you had a great day, Janet! ☺

  14. dimlamp says:

    We have similar badlands here in Alberta at Drumheller.

  15. Beautiful photo. The layers were sediments laid down in the cretaceous sea. Isn’t it amazing that the layers of colour in your photo capture a record of the changes in sea water for 70 million years?

  16. Shibin Dinesh says:

    Wow! Thats a really beautiful photograph!

  17. Fabulous take on “layered.”. I’m right there with you in life overload. I enjoy creating Wordless Wednesday posts, and seeing those from
    my fellow bloggers. Some days I just need a little breathing space and some pretty photos to slow down my hectic place.

  18. Irene says:

    Love that Wyoming landscape! Beautifully shot.

  19. Joanne Sisco says:

    When confronted with such a vast and magnificent landscape, it truly is difficult to capture that incredible sense of grandeur. Having said that, your photo does. It is awesome … in the true sense of the word.

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  21. This is a great shot for the challenge. I also hear you on the whole keeping up with your blogging friends posts, that can be a challenge as well.

    • I enjoy keeping up with them, but I often feel the time would be more profitably spent on some of the things that need doing around the house/yard. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the shot and thanks for taking time to comment as well.


  22. Oh my gosh does the inbox ever fill up, and quickly too! I don’t spend much time on the computer during the week-ends preferring to spend my time outdoors instead on Monday’s my inbox is bursting. So, I know how you feel!

    It can take days for me to catch up, like now I’m just getting to this post of yours. The overcast sky really helped to make all those layers of strata, and sedimentary rock pop!

    Your place of part time employment sounds delicious! It would be dangerous for me…I’d be tempted and probably give in to too many tasty things. 🙂

    • Oddly, I’m not really tempted by most of the things at the shop, even though they’re very good. Maybe just the proximity. But that’s good or it could be a problem. 🙂

      Thanks for making it over my post, especially because I know how busy it can get. It’s always appreciated.

      Enjoy the weekend!


  23. Nature does a nice job of painting…

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