Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Platte River

A tepee sits at the entry to this river valley. It sits for investigation from me and you, but what was it  like for the first explorers? Did they see a lovely culture or something primitive being so different from their lives  in a land so new, yet so very old? I try to imagine their thoughts and discover new things myself to share. A selection of thoughts and discoveries, from my prairie to you.








What a great invention, wash your hands and get a drink too.




That road that will take us anywhere, out on the prairie

22 comments:

  1. Kingbirds, herons and horses... oh my! Lovely photos, Steve. I'd like to follow that road.

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  2. Ah, the grandeur of the prairie!
    Do you imagine the settlers were scared at first sight of the Indians or rather gung ho get rid of them so we can have the land. I think they may have been predators and that is so sad in what it says about us humans.

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  3. Geez...you take some wonderful pics. I was out all day and "hope" I get one or two.

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  4. Lovely, really lovely. Oh, Steve, if only you could follow the road and show us what's along the way.

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  5. The tepee just begs for a lot of questions. The tepee in the distance...from a long ago time.

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  6. Great post, Steve... You find such interesting places there (on the prairie) to show us!!!!! Love all of the photos.
    Betsy

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  7. You've really captured some beauties here, Steve. I think my favorite is the view of the river through the trees. Of course, where I'm concerned, you can never go wrong with horses. :)

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  8. Beautiful thoughts/photos. About those early settlers, The culture of the times and the extreme confidence that gave them the courage to move west also often gave them the feeling that they were right - no matter what. How blessed we are to be so comfortable and less ignorant that we can appreciate more ways of life than just our own way. We now can glean beauty, inspiration and art from cultures very different from our own. (Oh, and I bet they noticed those Sandhill cranes.)
    nellie

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  9. Beautiful river, prairie and pictures. Hope you are enjoying this gorgeous weather.

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  10. Lets see. Was it a mile wide and six inches deep? Love it when all those sandhills stop in spring and fall to refresh and catch their breath... :)

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  11. Looks like good weather is also travelling with you, Steve. Good for us too as we get to enjoy your photo posts.

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  12. Sure is pretty out there on the prairie. I like that road

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  13. I am glad you go down so many of those roads and share them with us, for which I thank you.

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  14. Love your pictures. Like a peaceful visit. :)

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  15. I guess I'm ready for another road trip. Thanks!

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  16. I love all these photos ending with the road that invites us to follow who knows where? What are the white flowers in the 2nd photo? They look like orchids is this possible?

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  17. Summer has returned to your prairie! And I rinse my eyes in your free pictures and miss the simplicity of that life. Warm hugs from an old friend.

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  18. Always lots to see out in the country--great shots, as always. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

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  19. that section with trees looks so cool and inviting. mind if i dip my toes?

    also wanted to say thanks for stopping by my POTW. :)

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  20. I'm loving the little sprinkler!!
    Nice shots Steve...getting warm there!
    hughugs

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