Walt Whitman in Specimen Days said the following:
‘… while I know the standard claim is that Yosemite, Niagara Falls, the upper Yellowstone and the like, afford the greatest natural shows, I am not so sure about the Prairies and Plains, while less stunning at first sight, last longer, fill the esthetic sense fuller, precede all the rest and make North America’s characteristic landscape.’
I haven’t yet been to Yosemite, Niagara Falls or Yellowstone, but I have to say that what I saw of the Plains and Praries so definitely left a long-lasting mark on me and I am very much drawn to them. Here are a few photos capturing the affection I hold for this part of the US well, all taken in Kearney and Franklin Counties, Southern Nebraska
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There’s so much varied landscape between the usual tourist destinations, each with its own unique beauty. The byways are definitely worth a leisurely investigation.
Keep on truckin’!
Thanks, I def. will.
I have hitchhiked the Plains states many times over the years. Nebraska has some beautiful country.
It sure has – have only been travelling there twice though, but I hope to be back soon and make my way out west.