Silence of the Windy Wheat

When the wind blows on the prairie, the clatter drowns all other sounds, until you don’t hear much of anything. But there’s plenty to see, out to the curvature of the earth. It can be hard to tell what’s bigger, the sky or the endless sea of waving grass.

The colors are worth noticing, even if it all looks brown at first glance. It isn’t. There’s white, rust, copper, and the toughest shades of silver and black you’ll ever come across. The wild prairie is merciless at times, and that’s probably why more people don’t live out here. Peaceful, even when it’s forceful, and one of the greatest places to hunt birds if you love to unleash a good dog and let the dog take you hunting.

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