Saturday, June 30, 2012

The View from Highway 12

June 30, 2012 -- Pictures from western North Dakota and eastern Montana's particularly lonely stretch of U.S. Route 12, an east-west corridor whose railroading and homesteading history is masterfully chronicled in Jonathan Raban's Bad Land: An American Romance (1997).

Friday, June 29, 2012

Photo of the Day

June 29, 2012 -- An auto shop in Lemmon, South Dakota, echoes the prayers of residents across the fire-ravaged Mountain West, including the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, just over the Montana state line, where crews struggled against heavy winds and a blaze just 5 percent contained on Friday.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The View from Pine Ridge

June 28, 2012 -- The noonday colors at Feather on Head Cemetery and a nearby tipi on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, or Wazí Aháŋhaŋ Oyáŋke, in western South Dakota.

Friday, June 22, 2012

The View from Churchill Downs

June 15, 2012 -- Juliet's Promise, a fourth generation descendant of Secretariat, wins Race 7 and RBM $10 on an unremarkable Friday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The story of six furlongs, as told upstairs: