Swing and Prairie

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, near Strong City, Kansas

The landscape and the "humanscape."   Sometimes, too infrequently, we protect what once was, albeit with our own peculiar artifacts suspended in time as well. 

That was somehow a very special and unexpectedly wonderful morning.  As we approached the Preserve the fog was fairly intense and depressing, and seemed to foredoom us to a limited experience.   While we waited outside for opening, and in our first few moments there it lifted -- gloriously lifted, exposing for us the seemingly limitless prairie.

The monarch butterflies were migrating just then.  As they say, "you had to be there."

Monarch Butterfly


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