"Welcome To Our Home"


We Really Are One Of The 50 States!

To Enter Our Photo Gallery click any scenic picture

"This scenery already rich pleasing and beautiful was still farther heightened by immense herds of Buffalo, Deer, Elk and Antelopes which we saw in every direction feeding on the hills and plains."  --- Explorer Meriwether Lewis, Sept. 17, 1804


"I never would have been President if it had not been for my experiences in North Dakota" --- Theodore Roosevelt


 “….the late afternoon changed everything. As the sun angled, the buttes and coulees, the cliffs and sculptured hills and ravines lost their burned and dreadful look and glowed with yellow and rich browns and a hundred variations of red and silver gray, all picked out by streaks of coal black. It was so beautiful that I stopped near a thicket of dwarfed and wind-warped cedars and junipers, and once I stopped I was caught, trapped in color and dazzled by the clarity of the light. I can easily see how people are driven back to the Bad Lands." --- John Steinbeck (author) description of the Badlands in "Travels With Charley."



We live in the western part of the state of North Dakota.

The western part of the state is known mostly for farming, ranching, oil production and excellant hunting and fishing.

This part of the state includes The Theodore Roosevelt National Park, The North Dakota Badlands, The Yellowstone River, The Little Missouri River, The Missouri River, The Lewis & Clark Trail, Lake Sakakawea, The Oil Fields, & Grasslands

My Great Grandparents on both sides of my family were immigrants from Norway and Germany, entering the US through Ellis Island NY, to Minnesota before coming to North Dakota.

My husband's Great Grandparents were immigrants from Norway, entering the US through Ellis Island NY  to Minnesota before coming to North Dakota, & from Ireland through Ellis Island NY, to New York, to Iowa, before coming to North Dakota.

Our Picture Gallery consists of pictures of the land we grew up in or near & the wildlife, wild flowers & farm animals. Also we have included several pictures from our neighboring states and the beauty they behold.

Our winters are harsh and cold, our summers can vary from extremely hot & dry to cold & damp.

Each & Every Picture we photographed, we are amateur photographers. There is a lot of wildlife we do not have photos of but hopefully they will be added later.

We hope you enjoy a look at the scenery and wildlife we love so much.


Here is a sample of the sounds of the Wildlife

To Hear The Sound Of The Animal Pictured

 Click On The Picture


      Pelican              Antelope            Eagle                    Bison          White tail Deer   Cottontail Rabbit     Prairie Dog           Mallard Duck           Baby Moose            Cougar                     Grey Gull


  Canadian Goose        Wild Horse                 Robin                 Mourning Dove       Yellow Head Bk Bird          Pheasant                    Magpie             Elk                  Buzzard                 Black Bird          


Sand Hill Crane    Killdeer       Big Horn Sheep    Meadow Lark      Prairie Chicken     Cedar Waxwing     Red Winged Bk Bird     Coyote



I have included several links to this great state if you would like more information

Lake Sakakawea State Park Our State-North Dakota State of North Dakota
Lake Sakakawea Theodore Roosevelt National Park-virtual tour Fort Lincoln
Lake Sakakawea and the Yellowstone Theodore Roosevelt National Park Fort Buford
ND Cowboy Hall Of Fame History of North Dakota Fort Union

Western North Dakota Cities

Williston ND Medora ND Dickinson ND
Watford City ND Killdeer ND  
Newtown ND Epping ND  

 North Dakota gets its name from the Dakota division of the Sioux Indians who lived on the plains before the Europeans arrived.

"Dakota" means "friend." French-Canadian soldier and fur trader Pierre Gaultier de Varennes was the first known white explorer to visit the home of the Dakota in 1738.

North Dakota was one of the last areas of the frontier to be settled by non-Native Americans, and even today, it's not a highly populated state.

Both rural and agricultural, with grain farms and cattle ranches, the state's coal and oil reserves are plentiful, and it also produces natural gas, lignite, clay, sand, and gravel.

State Capital: Bismarck, joined the Union in 1889 as the 39th state.

State Flower: Wild Prairie Rose.

State Bird: Western Meadow Lark

State Fish: Northern Pike

State Tree: American Elm

State Grass: Western Wheat Grass

Unofficial Mammal: Richardson’s ground squirrel AKA Flickertail Gopher

State Motto: Liberty and union, now and forever: one and inseparable

State Nickname's:  The Peace Garden State / The Flickertail State / The Roughrider State

State Fruit: Chokecherry

Contact us: ndimage@gmail.com