The Prairie Revisited. Again.

Hopelessly in love

with those years…spent wandering

that magical place Continue reading “The Prairie Revisited. Again.”

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Musings and Such (Sunset Included)

So, remember the other day when I said I took some sunset photos, but they didn’t turn out?

WELL, I LIED!

Okay, the actual story is that I had edited them a bit and was really not confident with those edits. I didn’t think they were good enough. I mean, who am I? A PHOTOGRAPHER? I’ve heard about the rule of thirds before, but that’s basically my limited knowledge of this photography business.

I’m just a girl taking photos of the prairie on her phone and I also have really high standards for what a good photo should look like. So, naturally, I put an ungodly Continue reading “Musings and Such (Sunset Included)”

Spring Evenings

It’s been so nice out lately and, as result, I’ve taken my running outside. I’ve never been one to run outside in Morris extensively before, but I have to admit it’s really beautiful and I so wish I would have gotten into this habit a couple years ago.

The other night, I went out in the evening and I had the pleasure of watching the sunset out on the trails by campus. It was an absolutely beautiful and perfect Continue reading “Spring Evenings”

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 Continue reading “Prairie Beauty”

Enjoying Fall on the Prairie

This is my fourth year living in Morris.

This is the first year that I’ve realized how beautiful fall out on the prairie can be. Maybe it’s because it’s senior year and I’m appreciating everything about Morris a little bit more and maybe it’s because  Fall 2014 has been exceptionally beautiful out here on the prairie. It’s probably a little bit of both.

It’s the first day of November and I know that that means fall will be over sooner than later. It’s another perfect day out today, but it’s hard to tell how many more of those we’ll have, especially since the last two days were really, really cold and sort of dreary. You can never tell in Minnesota. One day it’ll be 70 degrees outside and the next day it will be 30 degrees out. Mother Nature offers no guarantees in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.

Regardless, this is the type of fall people dream about. The type of fall you see on postcards and travel brochures. The number of clear, blue sky days with the sun shining at full force that we’ve had out here in Morris is more than I can count on two hands. It doesn’t even seem real. To make it more dreamlike, the temperature has been absolutely perfect. Most days, a sweatshirt or light jacket have been sufficient outside. Continue reading “Enjoying Fall on the Prairie”