The Black Hills of South Dakota are one of the most scenic and visit parts of the United States. Sharp mountains and crystal blue lakes fill an area the size of the State of Connecticut. Rugged conifer and hardwood trees, and herds of buffalo and other wildlife add to the beauty of the region. The most famous site in the Black Hills is Mount Rushmore, sculpted with four colossal heads of great Presidents of the United States taking 400 artists and other workers 14 years to build. This is truly a destination worthy of a virtual Second Life region.
Lucky for us, Dacotah Longfall's new rendition of The Pine's at Jacob's Pond, a favorite destination of bloggers and photographers is inspired by the Black Hills. Although there is no Mount Rushmore, the lakes, hills, buffalo herds, and masses of forest are all here. The mass plantings of trees and flowering plants, which give this destination so much of its character, are naturally done without any repetitive symmetry. A rugged path winds through the region and surprises at every turn. This is the fourth rendition of Dacotah;s creation that I have photographed and highly recommend that you visit.
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