Sunday, August 22, 2010

Don't give me a home where the buffalo roamed

I took the long way to the library on Saturday and passed through some of the prairie land surrounding the state reservoir. As the top photo indicates, this land encompasses many acres of undisturbed nature. I like to look out over the expanse of wild grass and imagine that I have returned to the days of the great buffalo herds.

It is a blessing to have nature in the wild a mere fifteen minute walk from my house, so I hope that the state never gets so strapped for cash that it decides to sell the land to developers. The world doesn't need another trendy subdivision. (Come to Buffalo Ridge Estates! Golf where the buffalo roamed!)

I also enjoy nature when it is cultivated and orderly. On my walk I passed a park with the large and carefully tended flowerbed shown above.

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