• Here's another shot from #ChimneyRock to give you a bit more of the #history here. Like I mentioned in a previous post, this was a main #landmark used to help guide the #pioneers back in the early days of the U.S.

    This is a huge piece of the history from before and after expanding our claims to the far West. The pioneers went through hardships we can only imagine. I really wish we worked with the #NativeAmerican, rather than exploiting them.

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    Here's another shot from #ChimneyRock to give you a bit more of the #history here. Like I mentioned in a previous post, this was a main #landmark used to help guide the #pioneers back in the early days of the U.S. This is a huge piece of the history from before and after expanding our claims to the far West. The pioneers went through hardships we can only imagine. I really wish we worked with the #NativeAmerican, rather than exploiting them. #SoMee #Awesme #someeoriginals #originalcontent #roadtrippin #hiking #backpacking #trail #travel #photography #myphoto #LandscapePhotography #nature #RVing #Geology #adventure
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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

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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
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  • I just did some research and in my previous posts showcasing this area, not all the information was correct. It turns out the #trailhead is actually called the #JuniperSpur and the #trail Itself is the #MaahDaahHey. MaahDaahHey is a #MandanNativeAmerican word meaning, "AN AREA THAT WILL BE AROUND FOR A LONG TIME."

    This is the beginning of the 144 mile trail that connects to many others on the way. It winds through #scenery from nearly every category and crosses the #MissouriRiver twice. The mound in the photo is made of #Sandstone, which people have carved their names and various other things all over it. There are some cool rock out croppings all around it that are pretty fun to climb on and they make for some cool looking #RockFormations. I have a lot of photos from this area that I'll be sharing here and there as time goes on.

    #SoMee #someeoriginals #originalcontent #hiking #adventure #roadtrippin #travel #photography #LandscapePhotography #badlands #NorthDakota #RVing
    I just did some research and in my previous posts showcasing this area, not all the information was correct. It turns out the #trailhead is actually called the #JuniperSpur and the #trail Itself is the #MaahDaahHey. MaahDaahHey is a #MandanNativeAmerican word meaning, "AN AREA THAT WILL BE AROUND FOR A LONG TIME." This is the beginning of the 144 mile trail that connects to many others on the way. It winds through #scenery from nearly every category and crosses the #MissouriRiver twice. The mound in the photo is made of #Sandstone, which people have carved their names and various other things all over it. There are some cool rock out croppings all around it that are pretty fun to climb on and they make for some cool looking #RockFormations. I have a lot of photos from this area that I'll be sharing here and there as time goes on. #SoMee #someeoriginals #originalcontent #hiking #adventure #roadtrippin #travel #photography #LandscapePhotography #badlands #NorthDakota #RVing
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