Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Friday, August 29, 2014

Good Fences #24 - Off the Wall



Don't stare at the bear too long and miss the fence.


GOOD FENCES

Our first stop on our way to South Dakota was just outside of Sioux Falls, and look who came to meet us.  South Dakota is known as the land of infinite variety! 





Bits and Pieces


Greetings from off the Wall so to speak, on this gigantic poster below in Wall, South Dakota.


It's located on a wall behind a fence at the Wall Drug Cafe and shops! 



Wall sized postcard at Wall Drug Store.

This was the first time I found the Corn Palace to be slightly disappointing.  Sometimes, you just need to shut everything down during remodeling stages.


Outside the Corn Palace of Mitchell, South Dakota



The corn designers are still finishing the Corn Palace for 2014, and what they call the Next Generation.  Get ready soon for the all new and improved palace, or so they hope anyway.



"Always respect Mother Nature, especially when she weighs 400 pounds and is guarding her baby." - James Rollins

A few shots of random fences from the baby cub area of my favorite stop at Bear Country, U.S.A.


I'd like to own a fence like this.




Baby bear cubs.


Shooting inside the Bear Country Gift Shop.


Thanks for stopping by my Good Fences post.


25 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

These are great shots Karen! Have a wonderful weekend :)

TexWisGirl said...

the bear fence is SO cool! wall drug cracks me up.

yes, please link this next thursday - and a new post, too, if you like! yay!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I've never been to South Dakota...until now!

Thanks, Karen.
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Karen S. said...

Thunder, you'd love it there!

Karen S. said...

Thanks Tex!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I never stopped to see the Corn Palace, but seeing all that Wall had to offer is one of my most cherished memories. Alas, I wish I had made an effort to visit Sturgis and see Mount Rushmore while I was close.

georgettesullins said...

Guilty. I did stare at that bear a while before seeing the fence. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Great variety of fences, and I always enjoy seeing bears, even the one in our front yard maple.

Karen Schurr said...

Love, love, love the bear fence pictures. All your pictures are great. Great variety. Thanks so much for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

hooray! thanks, karen!

Amy Burzese said...

A great place to find fences. Great finds!

W. Latane Barton said...

These photos bring back so many memories for me. My son took his Dad and me on that same kind of trip in S. D. some years back. Dad is gone now and your post this morning sure made me remember good times. Thanks.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

themes are okay...when they don't take you away from the true delights in the world...just thinking out loud

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I cheated. I did stare at the bear. I must confess. Loved all your fences.


Mine are up. I love fence day to see what others come up with Karen.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Indeed-- It is good you reminded me of the fence. i was wondering how you got so close and how you got out of that predicament!

Pat said...

Love the bears - and the fences that protect them. Great shots.

Ruth Kelly said...

Bear country sounds so intriguing. You found some good fences and gates.

Felicia said...

wonderful captures. love the bear fence.

Ida said...

What a fun post. I would love to visit these places. The bear up the tree was so cute (I did see the fence in the background). I've never been to the Corn Palace but I bet it would be cool to see. That Bear Fence was really neat, I like the paw prints on it.

Chandra said...

I guess the bear saw the fence with bear sign on it, eh? Your pictures remind me of the show, "Longmire". Where y'all live is wild country, it seems.

Peace :)

Debbie said...

I DID have to take my eyes off the bear or I would have missed the fence. That was one incredible shot! This is a part of the country that I have never seen, and I would DEARLY love to see it. It must be just beautiful.

LV said...

A very nice combination of goodies. The bear definitely catches your eye, but so does other things.

Marie said...

Fabulous fences! I'd love to go to SD!!!

doodles n daydreams said...

That bear cub is lovely as are your other shots, very interesting.

Diana

edenhills said...

Looks like an enjoyable trip. Love the bears!