Sunday, December 10, 2023

the Bad Omen Lands


    The word badlands is a calque from the Canadian French phrase les mauvaises terres, as the early French fur traders called the White River badlands les mauvaises terres a traverser or 'bad lands to traverse', perhaps influenced by the Lakota people who moved there in the late 1700s and who referred to the terrain as mako sica, meaning 'bad land' or 'eroded land'.  - Wikipedia

    Hiking the Badlands in mid December might be a bad omen of drought to come.

Go to Town (Seasons) - new images of the Redcliff Badlands added to the collection of images available as digital downloads and prints.