Returning from one Dakota to the other, we saw a stunning band of horses by the roadside. We had some apples with us, so we pulled over to give them a snack and grab some pictures of the photogenic beauties.
This handsome boy had a ruddy forelock and a beautiful dorsal stripe down his back!
This exquisite pinto stunner stole my heart, though each of the horses were so beautiful and different!
This lovely dark horse was hiding behind the others most of the time, but I did get one shot of her.
Lastly, this sweet old beauty was such a unique color! I love the gray around her muzzle.
Back in South Dakota, we hit up our favorite chill spot, Canyon Lake Park. Cotton floated through the afternoon sunlight like suspended snow, and we enjoyed a slow walk around the ponds.
As the golden light faded, we saw a young gosling circling a pond over and over by himself, trying to get out, but he was too small. We followed him until he reached some rocks near a little waterfall, and was able to hop up the embankment to safety. Keep growing stronger, little guy!
Speaking of birds, a lovely blue jay paused at just the right angle for a beauty shot.
After all that nature, we rounded out the evening with some funky black light put-put golf! Putz n Glo had fabulous spray-painted walls, walking you through the decades from rock 'n roll, to flower power, to arcade games. My boyfriend and I had a blast playing together, and it was a great way to end the night!