Coming & Going

One of the many joys of spending time on the Great Plains is the opportunity to observe the sky on a grand scale. I find it fascinating to see weather events forming while still many miles away, and to witness the often dramatic interplay of clouds, colors, darkness and light—always changing, never the same show twice. On this day, we watched as a spring shower approached rapidly from the northwest…

32 minutes later—a look at the cell’s backside as it passed to the southeast…

And two minutes after that…

As I’ve said before, standing on the prairie makes you feel tiny.

Weld County, Colorado

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Sand Hills Sunrise

Back in May, I was lucky enough to spend the night on a ranch in the Sand Hills of Nebraska, a region that is rich in wildlife and sprawling scenery. Quiet, peaceful, beautiful. This was my first close look at the area, and there’s no doubt that I’ll be exploring these hills further in the years ahead.

Cherry County, Nebraska

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