POTD: Bleached

Bleached
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
2011

Scenic wasn’t the only place in the area south of the Badlands that looked a little worse for the wear. These trees have certainly seen better days. It looks like they sucked up a little too much alkaline water from the soil. The fence posts soaked up some of that water too but then they didn’t have as much to lose by imbibing as the trees did.