Yes, that is really the name of this popular spot in Death Valley National Park, California — not something I made up trying to give my photo a clever name! This large expanse of crystallized salt on the valley floor would make for a challenging game indeed.
This guy has a town and a snazzy museum named after him! A hologram of Buffalo Bill Cody greets you at the door of his museum in Cody, Wyoming. This legendary frontiersman and entertainer of the Wild West days gained and lost several fortunes in his lifetime. To see the entire exhibit for today’s challenge, go to Leanne Cole’s blog.
This is my painterly representation of the Lippitt Farmstead in Cooperstown, New York, a town much better known for being the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame and the childhood home of author James Fenimore Cooper. The farmstead is part of a farm museum complex that shows what agrarian life would have been like in the mid-nineteenth century.
A bird may be hiding its home in the trees somewhere, but the nest I am speaking of is the Beijing National Stadium, nicknamed the Bird’s Nest. A small corner of this unique, nest-shaped steel structure provides the background for this image, which is my contribution to this week’s challenge. To see all of the entries, go to Australian photographer Leanne Cole’s website.
The origin of this quaint old bridge over the River Doon in Scotland is uncertain. At one point in its history, the structure fell into disrepair. But its fortunes changed in 1790, when Robert Burns immortalized the bridge with his poem, “Tam o’ Shanter.” In the poem, spooky things happened at the bridge to Tam, a thoughtless farmer who spent far too much time drinking at the pub.
At this particular moment, a little penguin decided not to follow the crowd, as penguins usually do. Instead, it chose to flap its wings and waddle to the shore of this beautiful bay in the Falkland Islands.
The patterns of rock and mineral lining the maze of passages in South Dakota’s Wind Cave create a natural abstract design. This immense cave sits below the largest remaining natural prairie in the United States. The cave and the prairie together comprise one of the country’s oldest national parks.