• I've still got road trippin and boating on my mind. We are cruising #MerrittReservoir here in the middle of the #NebraskaSandhills. You are able to tickle your fancy with any #watersport you'd like and even get a good hike, camp or four wheelin in here.

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    I've still got road trippin and boating on my mind. We are cruising #MerrittReservoir here in the middle of the #NebraskaSandhills. You are able to tickle your fancy with any #watersport you'd like and even get a good hike, camp or four wheelin in here. #someeoriginals #originalcontent #Awesme #RVing #roadtrippin #boondocking #camping #freecampsites #hiking #trail #travel #photography #myphoto #LandscapePhotography #nature #scenery #boating #recreation #gif #mygif
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  • Just to make it clear, I don't take selfies. AlphaHippie is just always camera happy, so nothing escapes his attention nor shooting finger. The view from here over #MerrittReservoir is quite amazing with the rolling #Sandhills in the background. This was from the first time we checked out the area and have continued to return over the last few years. With free #camping right at the boat launch, it's a perfect spot.

    The next time we came back AH forgot how tight the #ScenicView'ing parking area was and put us in a bit of pickle trying to turn around. With a 31' RV towing a 24' pontoon boat, things can get a bit tricky at times. To get out of here we had to sacrifice a taillight lens, but he got us turned around. He does all the repairs and maintenance, so I can't get mad if he breaks something, ha ha ha.

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    Just to make it clear, I don't take selfies. [AlphaHippie] is just always camera happy, so nothing escapes his attention nor shooting finger. The view from here over #MerrittReservoir is quite amazing with the rolling #Sandhills in the background. This was from the first time we checked out the area and have continued to return over the last few years. With free #camping right at the boat launch, it's a perfect spot. The next time we came back AH forgot how tight the #ScenicView'ing parking area was and put us in a bit of pickle trying to turn around. With a 31' RV towing a 24' pontoon boat, things can get a bit tricky at times. To get out of here we had to sacrifice a taillight lens, but he got us turned around. He does all the repairs and maintenance, so I can't get mad if he breaks something, ha ha ha. #SoMee #someeoriginals#originalcontent #photography #Awesme #RVing #roadtrippin #boondocking #hiking #trail #travel #myphoto #LandscapePhotography #nature #scenery #History #adventure #life #geology #FreeCampsites #MerrittReservoirSRA #Nebraska #NebraskaSandhills
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  • This was the first time I've seen this beauty and it obviously caught my attention right away. It is in the Daisy Family, so each petal is actually a separate flower. I found this one while #boondocking at the #MerrittReservoirSRA in the #Nebraska #Sandhills. The Sandhills have a cool make-up, because it resembles both rolling #Prairy and a High desert rolled into one.

    The #IndianBlanketFlower or #GaillardiaPulchella goes by many names, my favorite being 'Firewheel'. The only parts of the #Firewheel considered #edible are the seeds, which can be dried and ground into a seed butter. That being said, it's the oil of the plant itself from all the parts that have #medicinal properties.

    Traditionally it was used by #NativeAmericans to treat tender nipples from breastfeeding and taken internally as a tea for urinary tract issues. A scientific analysis of the oil show it may be used to treat parasites, has #antitumoral properties, it's cytotoxic meaning it may kill living cells(a good thing when treating cancers) and shows promise as a natural antioxidant, according to The Journal of Oleo Science.

    It's native to the #Midwest and the Kiowa Tribe consider it to be a sign of good luck. They are choice for #pollinators like bees and butterflies and make for a beautiful ornamental landscaping flower. It's also #Oklahoma's #StateFlower. I think the next time we are out there I'll have AlphaHippie harvest some for the seeds. Then we'll start them with the rest of the plants we cultivate in our #garden each Spring.
    For more information you can check out the Wildflowers of New Mexico here,

    https://www.wildflowersnm.com/Wildflowers_of_New_Mexico/Gaillardia_pulchella.html

    #SoMee #someeoriginals #originalcontent #photography #AweSoMee #RVing #roadtrippin #boondocking #hiking #trail #travel #photography #myphoto #nature #scenery #Nebraska #History #adventure #life #geology #FlowerPhotography #PlantIdentification #EdiblePlants #MedicinalPlants #NaturalMedicine #FoodAsMedicine
    This was the first time I've seen this beauty and it obviously caught my attention right away. It is in the Daisy Family, so each petal is actually a separate flower. I found this one while #boondocking at the #MerrittReservoirSRA in the #Nebraska #Sandhills. The Sandhills have a cool make-up, because it resembles both rolling #Prairy and a High desert rolled into one. The #IndianBlanketFlower or #GaillardiaPulchella goes by many names, my favorite being 'Firewheel'. The only parts of the #Firewheel considered #edible are the seeds, which can be dried and ground into a seed butter. That being said, it's the oil of the plant itself from all the parts that have #medicinal properties. Traditionally it was used by #NativeAmericans to treat tender nipples from breastfeeding and taken internally as a tea for urinary tract issues. A scientific analysis of the oil show it may be used to treat parasites, has #antitumoral properties, it's cytotoxic meaning it may kill living cells(a good thing when treating cancers) and shows promise as a natural antioxidant, according to The Journal of Oleo Science. It's native to the #Midwest and the Kiowa Tribe consider it to be a sign of good luck. They are choice for #pollinators like bees and butterflies and make for a beautiful ornamental landscaping flower. It's also #Oklahoma's #StateFlower. I think the next time we are out there I'll have [AlphaHippie] harvest some for the seeds. Then we'll start them with the rest of the plants we cultivate in our #garden each Spring. For more information you can check out the Wildflowers of New Mexico here, https://www.wildflowersnm.com/Wildflowers_of_New_Mexico/Gaillardia_pulchella.html #SoMee #someeoriginals #originalcontent #photography #AweSoMee #RVing #roadtrippin #boondocking #hiking #trail #travel #photography #myphoto #nature #scenery #Nebraska #History #adventure #life #geology #FlowerPhotography #PlantIdentification #EdiblePlants #MedicinalPlants #NaturalMedicine #FoodAsMedicine
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