Ah, the silvery lupine is in bloom! Such a pretty flower, and it grows all over the Black Hills. I took this shot in the NW Hills area.
The rare times I drive along Hwy. 85, which cuts across the NW Black Hills area, I'm startled by how it looks like a wetlands area...when it isn't covered in snow. Now, it's so green and lush, and unique from the rest of the hills (except for the small wetlands area at Roughlock Falls). But this "wetlands" runs for miles where Spearfish Creek flows. In winter, the skiiers and snowmobilers play in the area.