Light on the Darkest Day


As the darkest day settles upon us, we look forward to the light ahead, shinning a little bit more with each passing day. We hope you can find the beauty in nature on this day and if not, Jill has put together a collection of photos that capture the light. Happy Solstice everyone! 

Buffalo in snowSnow falling through the light, glitters like confetti in the brightness. 

A cottonwood leaf illuminates it rich amber color in the frozen creek bed. 

Downtown Rapid city SunriseSunrise on St. Joe. Rapid City, SD.

Pink clouds over Rocky Mountain FrontA breathtaking cloud hangs over our sourcing partners ranch, along the Rocky Mountain Front.

Solstice sunrise, pushes through the morning fog.

The buffalo, strong and tenacious, come into view through a winter whiteout. 

Overnight guests (grandkids) enjoy the cozy spot - warmed by the fire and the sun.

Snow falling in the moonlight.

Ice crystals against the prairie sky. 

Colton JonesColton doing morning chores, hoping the sun will break the subzero temperature.

Bison River CrossingThe buffalo move through the cold, clear water of the Cheyenne River, protected by their layered coats, richly colored in the the sunlight. 

Cheers to brighter, warmer days ahead! 


  • Posted on by Jane Baile

    PS. For you Jill: I took my students to see an exhibition which is here in Grenoble now. I gave them a guided tour in English. The phoTOgrapher: Vivian Maier. Such amazing photos and such an extraordinary story as to how they were discovered and who she was. A street phoTOgrapher….you are a prairie phoTOgrapher!

  • Posted on by jane baile

    Beautiful photographs.
    A difficult pronunciation lesson for my French students: PHOtograph, but phoTOgraphy and phoTOgrapher
    Continue to enjoy the beauty of this cold holiday season.

  • Posted on by Pamela van Giessen

    Thank you for sharing these photos. Beautiful.

  • Posted on by François Sargos

    Bravo pour ce travail magnifique ! Ces vastes paysages et les bisons me font rêver …
    J’ai lu vos livres et ils m’inspirent beaucoup.
    François (France)

  • Posted on by Larry conner

    Really like the pictures of the buffalo 🇺🇸🇺🇸

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