Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Getting Around


A prairie palace, once a show place for the finest livestock. It sits out on the prairie all alone now, a ghost of the past waiting for a revival. I enjoy visiting this area peppered with Mennonite and Amish families among a conglomeration of tiny towns. Each has a basic interest to visit for mean something new for more treasures to be found. The cafĂ© is a central meeting place through the week, a treat to meet new and old friends over a cup of coffee. The weather is always a first comment, and often followed by agricultural interest each person shares. Families have lived on the same tract for decades, passing the land on to the next generation. A warmth of living and loving surrounds these tiny towns and a joy to be part of. This happiness floats across the land on a gentle prairie breeze, for all to enjoy. It kisses my cheek and I travel on looking for more treasures to share and enjoy.



 Beach house closed
Looking to another year
 And many years past.






 
 



11 comments:

  1. Valuable support comes from close knit communities.

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  2. Love the fat little furry pony. I have been so fascinated with the Amish. I would love to spend like a year helping them. But, I would want to be working with the guys outside. ha! There are hooterites here. But they call them modern day. They drive, have electricity etc.

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  3. Such a fine looking prairie palace that is, such a shame that it's all alone now. You and the pups always manage to find some nice sights to share with us

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  4. Great photos! Love the eagle ones and that round prairie palace.

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  5. The "prairie palace" looks in good condition. Such a shame to see it standing empty and neglected. I really enjoyed seeing the eagle. You got some great shots.

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  6. That prairie palace is so interesting! Sounds like you've had some great finds lately!

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  7. Shivered while on that walk with you. Isn't it the French who built the round barns? I know I've seen a few sprinkled here and there, but none as nice at the one you've found.

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  8. You certainly are making the 'rounds' --aren't you??? So glad you are out and having so many wonderful adventures. You need to write a book about your experiences on the Prairie....

    That Prairie Palace looks intriguing...

    Love the EAGLES... Wow!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  9. Fabulous finds Steve. The shaggy pony, Lily and the prairie palace -- made me smile this morning. xo

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  10. Those eagles are magnificent!! (It's so nice to see them perched, proud and regal.) And I love photos of benches, always kinda wonder what people who sit there talk about. ~ Your Amish/Mennonite area reminds me of a similar area in Pennsylvania.

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