Prairie Beauty

The prairie.

What is it about the prairie?

It’s simple, it’s stark, it’s pretty good at being flat.

The casual observer might remark that there’s nothing much interesting about the prairie.

Of course, that causal observer wouldn’t be looking close enough; at how simple can be beautiful, how stark can be inspiring, and how flat…well, how flat really isn’t half bad.

I find so much beauty in the prairie, so much comfort.

Really, over the past four years that I’ve lived here, the prairie has stolen my heart.

It’s as simple as that.

People call this place the middle of nowhere…but nowhere couldn’t possibly be this perfect.


Disclaimer–This isn’t true prairie here in the above pictures. This is prairie turned farmland. True, uninterrupted, and untouched prairie is pretty darn hard to find these days. That said, I still love this landscape and will miss it dearly when I leave this place.

Also, if you’re a frequent visitor to my blog, you’ll know I’m trying something new here. I’ve never done a gallery before…but I was inspired to try my hand at some more picture taking after receiving encouraging feedback on my 5 Day Challenge last week. I’d love to know what you think of these. 🙂

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25 Replies to “Prairie Beauty”

    1. Thank you, Katy! The prairie is so beautiful. The landscape is remarkable in its own way. It’s a and humble and humbling beauty, really, the vastness of the land. The prairie is kind of under appreciated…you don’t hear about tourists flocking to the Midwest to visit it, you know. I love it, though. I’ve so loved spending my college years in this landscape.

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      1. I’m not planning to stay here after college. There is so much of the world to see and I want to go explore it. I can see myself moving back to a prairie landscape in later years, though, maybe to retire. That’s a long ways off, though!

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  1. Bravissima! What a really talented photographer you are. Please continue to pursue this part of your blog.
    I must admit I’ve never seen the prairie before, so your post taught me what it really looks like, even if as you say it’s been converted into farmland.
    Cheers and happy weekend!

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    1. Wow, thank you, Lia! I’m glad you like these photos. I’m definitely going to try to incorporate more photos into my posts from now on, though I’m not sure to what extent yet.
      Well, I wouldn’t call the prairie America’s favorite tourist spot. Mountains and oceans and forests generally seem to be much more attractive. It is an absolutely lovely landscape, though. I’m glad I could give you a bit a of a tour. 🙂

      Have a wonderful weekend, too!

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      1. If you ever have a chance to visit it, I recommend it. I guess I’ve grown up in the Midwest, so I’m so used to this landscape, but it really is quite unlike anything else now that I think about it.

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    1. Thank you! I’m so glad you like them. It’s been rewarding for sure, venturing out my comfort zone. Editing pictures, particularly, is something I’ve never really done before, and I’ve enjoyed the experience so far. 🙂

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  2. You’re absolutely right, there is a special beauty to ‘dreary’ places like these. I find it especially interesting because it’s so different from where I live. The gallery is really nice, I’d like to see more pictures 🙂

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed this post. I’ll only be on the prairie for about three more weeks, but I do have some more pictures that I’d like to put up soon and I hope to get out and take a few more before I leave. The prairie may seem flat and boring, but it really is so beautiful!

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